FAO.org

Home > Themes_collector > Antimicrobial Resistance
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

The FAO action plan on Antimicrobial Resistance 2016-2020

Supporting the food and agriculture sectors in implementing the Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance to minimize the impact of antimicrobial resistance

FAO Action Plan on AMR in food and agriculture

This product is part of a broader series composed by several factsheets about main activities of the AG Department. This factsheet in particular is about Antimicrobial Resistance. It underlines the importnance of FAO's Action Plan [...]

News

At UN, global leaders commit to act on antimicrobial resistance

OPGA / WHO / FAO / OIE Joint News Release World leaders today signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines.

Superbugs: Why We Need Action Now

Many global health crises are dramatic—think of SARS, Ebola, or Zika. New or forgotten diseases erupt or re-emerge, initially defying our understanding, causing serious illness, suffering, and death, traveling swiftly around the world, creating fear [...]

Multimedia

Share this page