Project: Interventions to control the dynamics of antimicrobial resistance from chickens through the environment

Acronym ENVIRE (Reference Number: JPIAMR_2021_P005)
Duration 01/04/2022 - 31/03/2025
Project Topic The overall objective of the project ENVIRE is to contribute to the reduction of the selection and the spread of antimicrobial resistance in broiler chickens and from chicken farms to the environment, and ultimately to humans. Different intervention studies will investigate the potential of various on-farm measures: i) Antibiotic-free raising, ii) Phytotherapy as alternative for antibiotics, iii) E. coli vaccination, iv) Application of bacteriophages, v) Treatment or storage of manure, vi) Depollution of farm effluents to remove antibiotics and their residues. Experimental studies will be complemented by field studies whenever possible. Focus will be laid on ESBL Escherichia coli and Enterobacteriaceae and on resistance against fluoroquinolones as well as colistin. A quantitative risk assessment model will be developed and used to assess the effectiveness as well as potential synergistic effects of the interventions, to reduce human exposure via the foodborne, occupational and environmental pathways. Data already available for the participating countries will be included in the model, and new, essential data will be generated within the studies. As a result, specific as well as general interventions will be identified that have the potential to reduce AMR in chicken and in the environment of chicken farms for Europe and Tunisia. To achieve this, six working groups from Germany, France, Lithuania, Poland, and Tunisia, bundle their leading expertise for the respective issue.
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Call 1st JPIAMR-ACTION Joint Call 2021

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Freie Universität Berlin Coordinator Germany
2 French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety Partner France
3 Veterinary Academy of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Partner Lithuania
4 Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences Partner Poland
5 University of Sousse Partner Tunisia
6 Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy Partner Germany