Topic outline

  • This course offers an overview of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as a global threat to human, animal and environmental health, and explains the role of the food and agriculture sector, and the impact of AMR on agrifood systems. It also describes how the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is contributing to increased awareness and engagement of all stakeholders in the food and agriculture sector, to tackle AMR.


      • System Requirements

        The online version of this course runs on the latest versions of the major browsers, such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari.

        The downloadable version only runs on Windows PC’s and no additional software is needed.

        • Audience

          This course is designed for a range of stakeholders with a role and interest in antimicrobial resistance in food and agriculture, including:

          • producers and wholesale and retail distributors of antimicrobials;
          • extension and veterinary services, epidemiologists, laboratory personnel and academia , including students; and
          • government officials, policy-makers, food safety officers and the private sector.

          • You will learn about

            • General principles of the emergence and spread of AMR in agrifood systems
            • Relevance and impacts of AMR in the food and agriculture sector
            • The potential role of governments, farmers, animal health professionals, industry and other key stakeholders in AMR mitigation
            • The role and current initiatives of FAO in tackling AMR and the FAO Action Plan on AMR 2021-2025

            • Course structure

              The course consists of 5 lessons, ranging from approximately 30 to 40 minutes duration each:

              • Lesson 1 - What is antimicrobial resistance and why is it a global public health challenge
              • Lesson 2 - Antimicrobial resistance in the context of One Health
              • Lesson 3 - The role of food and agriculture stakeholders in antimicrobial resistance
              • Lesson 4 - How can antimicrobial resistance be contained and its impacts minimized in food and agriculture
              • Lesson 5 - The role and current initiatives of FAO in tackling antimicrobial resistance

              • Partners

                Centre for Environment and Aquaculture Science Veterinary Medicines Directorate   Animal and Plant Health Agency

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