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FAO facilitates finalization of research priorities on AMR

In a two-day meeting of national experts, held at Bangalore, India from 5-6 July 2017, FAO facilitated finalization of 17 research priorities on AMR. The research priorities pertain to surveillance and monitoring of AMR, transmission dynamics of resistance, socio-economic perspectives [...]

Experts tackle problem of antibiotics in the food chain

Bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites are all becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs. This means that medicines used to treat common infections are less and less effective, or even useless.

Russia backs FAO work to tackle antimicrobial resistance with $3.3 million

A new Russia-supported FAO project in Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan will help national authorities get a better handle the threats posed by antimicrobial resistant microbes in agriculture and food systems.

FAO facilitates identification of research priorities in veterinary sector for Antimicrobial Resistance

FAO in collaboration with Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) organized a meeting at Central Institute for Fisheries Technology, Kochi, India on 27-28 March 2017 to identify research priorities in veterinary sector on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). 35 researchers from livestock, fishery and human health sectors [...]

Antimicrobial Resistance and One Health

The Office of Senator Al Franken hosted a Legislative Briefing on Antimicrobial Resistance and One Health. It was organized by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) and the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) with the support [...]

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 India.  Provisionally the network has [...]

Por una acción integrada frente a la resistencia antimicrobiana

El VII Taller Nacional del Codex Alimentarius, efectuado el 17 de marzo en el Complejo Morro-Cabaña de La Habana, propició un espacio de diálogo e intervención multisectorial para abordar la vigilancia integrada de la resistencia a los antimicrobianos (RAM), fenómeno [...]

2nd Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on National Action Plan for reduction of antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance in livestock production and aquaculture

The workshop aimed to define the strategic actions and activities in detail and develop the operational plan for the implementation from 2017-2020.

Feed safety and antimicrobial resistance under the spotlight

The annual IFRM, organized by the IFIF and FAO, provides a unique opportunity for feed regulators and feed industry  professionals from across the world to come together, exchange their thoughts and  information and to explore concrete ways to address jointly [...]

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 FAO Myanmar.

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