Integrated Approaches to Tackling Health Issues-Related to Agri-Food Systems

As food security becomes better assured, and food supply more complex, the negative impacts of food production become more salient. Agri-food systems support life but can also contribute to poor health outcomes of both producers and consumers and have negative impacts on the environment.

The Nexus Between One Health, Nutrition, and Food Safety

One Health is a useful paradigm for framing complex public health issues. Applying its approaches contributes to improvements in animal and human health, addressing new global and public health challenges collaboratively and improving veterinary and human health education and training. Hung Nguyen, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) regional representative for East and Southeast Asia, >> Read more

While Some Animal-Transmitted Diseases of the Poor Are Declining, Other, Mostly Foodborne, Diseases Are on the Rise

‘. . . Around 70 percent of all infectious diseases are zoonotic, moving from animals—usually livestock—to humans, through either contact or the consumption of animal products and by-products. The International Livestock Research Institute estimates that 2.7 million people die from zoonotic diseases each year, while approximately 2.5 billion people get sick.

Report from One Health Conference now available

Last month, over 300 delegates from 40 countries gathered in Madrid, Spain for the Global One Health Conference, focused on strengthening collaboration between physicians, veterinarians, and all relevant stakeholders to improve different aspects of the health and welfare of humans, animals, and the environment.