News & Perspective

Sep 16, 2016

Sep 16, 2016
Goat farm

FAO advises nations on curbing ag antimicrobial use

The use of antimicrobials in livestock tops 60,000 metric tons a year.

Sep 21, 2016

Sep 21, 2016
NDM-1  Enterobacter cloacae

UN leaders pledge to fight antimicrobial resistance

The UN declaration, however, did not set any targets for reduced use of antibiotics in humans and animals.

Jul 12, 2017

Jul 12, 2017
Chicken and feed

Report calls for more data on alternatives to antibiotics in food animals

Some products have shown promise, but efficacy varies across animal populations and more study is needed.

Nov 17, 2017

Nov 17, 2017
Neutrophil ingesting MRSA

Survey highlights progress on national AMR action plans

Over 90% of the world's population live in a nation that has created or is working on an action plan.

May 30, 2018

May 30, 2018
Pigs in mud

FAO chief urges wiser antibiotic use in food animals

Also, the FAO, WHO, and OIE agree to strengthen their collaboration on antimicrobial resistance.

Jul 18, 2018

Jul 18, 2018
One Health collaboration

Report cites progress, gaps in global AMR efforts

Of nations surveyed, 60% have developed a national action plan and 33% are working on one.

Apr 29, 2019

Apr 29, 2019
Veterinarian on pig farm

UN report calls for urgent action against antimicrobial resistance

Taking a One Health approach, the authors say implementation of national action plans has been slow.

Jun 20, 2019

Jun 20, 2019
Jersey cows

FAO launches new vehicle to fund antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobials are needed to ensure food security, but they need to be used responsibly, an FAO official says.

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