United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announcement regarding a consortium that includes the International Poultry Council (IPC)
We are delighted to inform you of the announcement by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) regarding a consortium the International Poultry Council (IPC) is part of that is led by Cargill, and includes Ausvet and Heifer International, to improve livestock management and combat the threat of zoonotic diseases to both human and animal health. Please see the attached press release.
IPC is uniquely positioned to bring together poultry producers from all continents, representing the value chain from genetics to consumption, and work together with key stakeholders to proactively address shared challenges regarding antimicrobial resistance and opportunities to advance best practices as part of a private sector lead initiative. This project, TRANSFORM, will build upon IPC’s antimicrobial stewardship principles and best practice guidance efforts as we work together globally with private sector and government sector stakeholders.
This announcement brings to fruition our work the past 21 months as this project went from a proposal to consortium formation, to this USAID announcement. More will be forthcoming soon regarding details and action as we all now work together on this private sector lead project.
Robin Horel, President, and Nicolo Cinotti, Secretary General
Founded on October 7, 2005 in the city of Cologne, Germany, the International Poultry Council (IPC) is the global poultry meat producers Association. IPC’s mission is to strengthen communications between countries, to develop and implement policy for international organizations affecting the world’s poultry industry, and to promote a common understanding of and confidence in poultry products around the world.
The IPC currently has 31 Country Members and more than 53 Associate Members, representing 88 percent of the global poultry meat production and almost 95 percent of the global poultry meat trade. International Organizations such as OIE, FAO and Codex Alimentarius Commission officially recognize IPC as the global Association representing the poultry sector.
Nicolò Cinotti, Secretary General