Antimicrobial Resistance

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Evaluation of FAO’s role and work on antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the ability of microorganisms to fight antimicrobial compounds, reducing the efficacy of treating diseases in humans, animals, and plants. AMR risk is outpacing human population growth, owing to misuse of antimicrobials in large quantities in food [...]

Monitoring global progress on antimicrobial resistance: tripartite AMR country self-assessment survey (TrACSS) 2019–2020

This report summarizes global responses from the fourth round of the TrACSS, held from November 2019 to July 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the response rates for the 2019–2020 TrACSS around were 11.8% lower than the previous year. A [...]

Understanding Antimicrobial Resistance in Aquaculture

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global concern and is now recognized as one of the greatest threats to public health worldwide.

Tackling antimicrobial use and resistance in dairy cattle. Lessons learned in Sweden

This publication describes the long-term efforts of the Swedish dairy sector to keep animals healthy and thereby reduce the need for antibiotics. The Swedish success story rests on strong partnerships among farmer organizations, veterinary services, academia, and ...

International instruments on the use of antimicrobials across the human, animal and plant sectors

This compilation provides an overview and analysis of international instruments that provide standards related to the use of antimicrobials. The purpose of the compilation is to identify existing instruments and standards in order to guide both their implementation and to [...]

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