Antimicrobial Resistance

The FAO Action Plan

FAO has identified four main pillars of work on Antimicrobial Resistance, which serve as the Focus Areas for the FAO Action Plan. These four areas are strongly interrelated and need to be addressed in parallel. In addition, activities need to be implemented across the different sectors of food and agriculture systems and embrace a “One Health” approach. “One Health” recognizes that the health of humans, animals
and ecosystems are interconnected. It involves applying a coordinated, collaborative, multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral approach. The latter is particularly relevant when it comes to addressing AMR, as it facilitates the multidimensional perspective needed to address aspects ranging from our understanding of the factors driving Antimicrobial Resistance, to assessing AMR’s economic impact and to finding viable solutions and interventions.

FOCUS AREA 1
IMPROVE AWARENESS ON ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE AND RELATED THREATS

FOCUS AREA 2
DEVELOP CAPACITY FOR SURVEILLANCE AND MONITORING OF
ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE AND ANTIMICROBIAL USE IN FOOD
AND AGRICULTURE

FOCUS AREA 3
STRENGTHEN GOVERNANCE RELATED TO ANTIMICROBIAL USE AND ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE IN FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

FOCUS AREA 4
PROMOTE GOOD PRACTICES IN FOOD AND AGRICULTURE SYSTEMS
AND THE PRUDENT USE OF ANTIMICROBIALS

Download The FAO Action Plan