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AMR IEC materials and ASF guidelines to be utilized across Lao People's Democratic Republic

FAO handed over AMR communication and awareness materials and the guidelines on ASF prevention and control in smallholder pig farming to the DLF of the Lao People's Democratic Republic Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry...

FAO and Chulalongkorn University co-organize the first research conference on antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial use in food animals in Asia and the Pacific

The research conference drew more than 1 000 registrations from academics, policymakers, regulators, scientists and veterinarians in the region and beyond...

Webinar series: Antibiotic use in poultry in relation to AMR of Salmonella in Nepal

As part of the FAO knowledge dissemination dialogues on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), Narayan Paudyal from the National Animal Health Research Centre of Nepal shared his research results on how antibiotic use in the poultry sector contributes to increasing resistance of [...]

FAO fully committed to limiting the spread of antimicrobial resistance

FAO Director-General QU Dongyu addresses the sixth meeting of the Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance

FAO supports Ethiopian government in developing media training to raise awareness of antimicrobial resistance

The mass media plays a crucial role in advocacy, awareness raising and educating society in the prevention and mitigation of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) through dissemination of evidence-based information. For the mass media to play this key role, it is necessary [...]

The Quadripartite Organizations established the Technical Group on Integrated Surveillance on Antimicrobial use and resistance

The Quadripartite organizations, made up of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Health Organization (WHO), and the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH), have established the Quadripartite Technical Group on [...]

Reducing the need for antimicrobials in agrifood systems

Why do we need to reduce the need for antimicrobials? Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the most complex threats to global health security, and food safety and security. It is primarily driven by the increasing use of antimicrobials. Currently, more than [...]

Six countries assess their food safety situation

Six countries have now assessed their plans to address foodborne antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as part of the “Action to support implementation of Codex AMR Texts (ACT)" project...

From heroes' awards to a TV series on AMR: ACT in action during World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2022

The “Action to support implementation of Codex AMR Texts (ACT)” project is working with Bolivia, Cambodia, Colombia, Mongolia, Nepal, and Pakistan to support their efforts to minimize and contain foodborne antimicrobial resistance (AMR). World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) 2022 provided [...]

A regional network of laboratories will help fight antimicrobial resistance

Two back-to-back events addressing AMR in the food and agriculture sectors of Europe and Central Asia concluded today in Moscow...

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