The FAO action plan on antimicrobial resistance 2016-2020
The new FAO action plan on antimicrobial resistance 2016-2020 , aims to help countries equip their agricultural sectors to respond to growing threat.
According to FAO's Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance: "Antimicrobial medicines play a critical role in the treatment of diseases of farm animals and plants. Their use is essential to food security, to our well-being, and to animal welfare. However, the misuse of these drugs, associated with the emergence and spread of antimicrobial-resistant micro-organisms, places everyone at great risk."