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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

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 [...]

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 (available also in French and Spanish)

News

FAO facilitates establishment of Indian Network for Fishery and Animals Antimicrobial Resistance (INFAAR)

FAO in collaboration with Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) organized a meeting at Kolkatta, India on 7-8 March 2017 and facilitated establishment of a national network of veterinary laboratories for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in [...]

International expert on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) visited Myanmar

Prof Jaap Wagenaar, who is an expert microbiologist from the Utrecht University Veterinary Faculty, visited Myanmar as International Consultant on AMR with support from the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP) and [...]

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