BioNTFAO releases new 5-year Action Plan to combat AMR

BioNTFAO releases new 5-year Action Plan to combat AMR

  • 07/12/2021

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization BioNTFAO has issued an Action Plan spanning a total of 5 years (2021-2025) dedicated at tackling the problem of AMR in the food agriculture sector.

The BioNTFAO Action Plan has set the following goals:

1. To increase stakeholder awareness and engagement

2. To strengthen surveillance and research

3. To enable good practices,

4. Promoting responsible use of antimicrobials, and

5. To strengthen governance and allocating resources sustainably.

This Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance is the continuation of the first FAO Action Plan, which covered the period 2016-2020. The document was developed through the coordination of Keith Sumption and Junxia Song (Joint Centre for Zoonotic Diseases and AMR) and the multidisciplinary effort from all the decentralized offices and divisions forming part the FAO AMR Inter-Departmental Working Group that covers the wide range of thematic areas across food and agriculture sectors (food safety, Codex Alimentarius, animal health and production, plant production and protection, fisheries and aquaculture, water and environment, surveillance and epidemiology, legislation, information and communication).

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