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Focusing on Denmark and FAO’s joint efforts to combat antimicrobial resistance

21/02/2019
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Denmark’s Minister for the Environment and Food, Jakob Ellemann-Jensen, for talks regarding bilateral cooperation, including joint efforts to mitigate the threat of Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in food production.

Global Feed Safety Platform

05/02/2019
Recognizing the importance of animal feed safety for the production of safe food, the Codex Committee on Residue of Veterinary Drugs in Foods (CCRVDF) requested FAO  and WHO  to provide scientific advice and risk management options (such as the establishment of maximum limits) to [...]

Managing the risk of veterinary drug transfer through feed to food

29/01/2019
Medicated feed is one important route for administering veterinary medicinal products to animals, in particular to animals intended for food production. It can be difficult to administer a veterinary drug to an animal, especially in the case of smaller species typically [...]

Cambodia joins World Antibiotic Awareness Week Celebrations aiming to prevent misuse of antimicrobials

20/11/2018
Over-prescribing of antibiotics by physicians, veterinarians, dentists and their misuse by farmers result in resistance by the microbes to drugs that were designed to fight them. As a result, human deaths due to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) are estimated to increase [...]

There is only One Health!

15/11/2018
On the occasion of World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018, our three organizations, leaders in the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR), have chosen to speak with one voice. We are calling upon governments to use the “One Health” approach in the fight against AMR, [...]

Farmers, frontline defenders against antimicrobial resistance

14/11/2018
Farmers have a vital role to play in stemming the spread of antimicrobial resistance among disease-causing pathogens, and can make a significant contribution simply by adopting good hygiene practices during their day-to-day farm operations.

Antimicrobial resistance is a threat to lives and livelihoods worldwide

12/11/2018
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has joined the World Health Organization (WHO) today in launching World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) in the Near East and North Africa region, celebrated every year in November.

World Antibiotic Awareness Week – Emphasis on preventing antimicrobial misuse across the entire Asia-Pacific biosphere

12/11/2018
The global tripartite partnership calling for more responsible use of antibiotics in humans, animals and agriculture (including aquaculture and plant production) has announced it is widening its coverage to include the environment sector.

World Antibiotic Awareness Week: Emphasis on preventing antimicrobial misuse across the entire Asia-Pacific biosphere

12/11/2018
The global tripartite partnership calling for more responsible use of antibiotics in humans, animals and agriculture (including aquaculture and plant production) has announced it is widening its coverage to include the environment sector.

Asia-Pacific region moves forward with plans to mitigate the risks of AMR in defence of its crucial aquaculture industry and to protect human and animal health

04/09/2018
The Asia-Pacific region is taking important steps to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) associated with aquaculture in order to to mitigate risks to humans, animals and fish stocks, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced today [...]
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