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    13-19 November > World Antibiotic Awareness Week
  • 14 November > Rome, Italy
    CMC-AH Eleventh steering committee meeting
  • 21 November > Rome, Italy
    Launch of the new version of the Domestic Animal Diversity Information System (DAD-IS)

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More countries acting to combat antimicrobial resistance in food and agriculture

Technical support aims to build a firm foundation for global effort to tackle the threat of “superbugs”

Antimicrobial medicines are widely used in livestock, poultry and aquaculture operations to treat or prevent diseases. The over-use and misuse of antimicrobial medicines for human and animal health, including routine use of growth promoters, drives the emergence and spread of disease-causing pathogens that are resistant to antibiotics and increasingly difficult to treat [...]

©FAO/Marco LongariGreener livestock supply chains offer quick wins in climate battle

Food security, greater productivity, and lowering livestock emissions all go together [...]

©FAOStrong commitment towards higher animal welfare in China

Animal welfare, sustainable development and responsible consumption were advocated during the largest conference held to date in China on farm animal welfare [...]