Antimicrobial Resistance Resources - The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), United Nations
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Antimicrobial drugs play a critical role in the treatment of diseases, their use is essential to protect both human and animal health. However, antimicrobials are often misused for treatment and prevention of diseases in livestock sector, aquaculture as well as crop production. These actions are often associated with the potential risk of emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistant micro-organisms.
The FAO has produced a substantial body of resources for those in farming, agriculture, and the food industry to help address the causes and prevention of AMR: