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Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial drugs play a critical role in the treatment of diseases, their use is essential to protect both human and animal health. However, antimicrobials are often misused for treatment and prevention of diseases in livestock sector, aquaculture as well as crop production. These actions are often associated with the potential risk of emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistant micro-organisms.

About AMR

What is it?
What is it?
FAO's role
FAO's role
Who we are
Who we are
Key sectors
Key sectors

Publications

Antimicrobial Resistance in Food and Agriculture

This information sheet focuses on the global burden of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) which represents a crosscutting threat to human health. It describes the trend of antimicrobial use in agriculture and the various practices that can [...]

Drivers, dynamics and epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance in animal production

It is now accepted that increased antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacteria affecting humans and animals in recent decades is primarily influenced by an increase in usage [...]

News

Call for Public Comment on Monitoring and Evaluation of the Antimicrobial Resistance Global Action Plan

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), together with the World Health Organization (WHO) and World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), is calling for stakeholder feedback on a proposed approach for tracking [...]

Zimbabwe Faces the Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance Head-On with Support from FAO and Fleming Fund

On 21st July in Harare, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) launched a project for engaging the food and agriculture sectors in Zimbabwe to combat Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) with support from [...]

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