Multi-stakeholder approach to reverse antibiotic resistance

This solution was shared by Axfoundation , 17 June 2021

Print date: 19 October 2023 01:27

Description of the innovative solution

Collaboration Animal feed Animal husbandry Animal-sourced food Information/communication Aquaculture Traceability Tax Technical training/support Urban farming Food safety Investment fund Public-awareness campaign Capacity building Behavior change

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the ability of microbes (bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites) to resist medicines, causing untreatable infections and increasing the risk of disease spread, severe illness, and even death. AMR is accelerated by misues and overuse across the food system -- in human, animal, plant health, and antibiotic water residues in the environment. The use of antimicrobials in intensive animal production is a particularly concerning factor in the development and spread of antimicrobial resistance. To reverse the trend of increased resistance, this innovation proposes effective collaborative efforts across all accountable sectors (policymakers, farmers, veterinarians, businesses etc) around responsible use and awareness of antibiotics in the food value chain. For example, policy makers can enact binding legislation that ensure that concrete, quantifiable steps are taken to regulate and spark innovation within the antibiotic industry as well as create awareness across relevant sectors and the general public to insist on proper antibiotic usage. As such, antibiotics are often a routine decision for farmers and animal health professionals to prevent and treat illnesses and infections. Education awareness campaigns could train human and animal health professionals on responsible prescribing practices, educate the public on correct consumption and disposal of antimicrobials, and educate farmers on the responsible use of antimicrobial drugs.

Supply chain segment

Educational, outreach and empowerment aspects

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Gaining traction


Food quality Food safety Food availability Climate mitigation Water use Soil health Increasing agrobiodiversity Reducing pollution

SDG target

SDG 2: Zero Hunger SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production SDG 13: Climate Action SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions SDG 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal


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Scoping Report on Antimicrobial Resistance in India
Impact asssessment or evaluation
This Scoping Report is a mapping exercise to understand the current situation of AMR in India and to identify the current research gaps to determine the future research priorities in India.
Shared by PA Europe
News article, popular press or blog post
Global media coverage of antimicrobial resistance with topics ranging from recent scientific research, legislative changes, events and high-level discussions, health professional testimonials.
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AMR Insights
News article, popular press or blog post
AMR is considered the biggest global threat of Health and Food Safety and combating AMR requires international cooperation. AMR Insights offers valuable information, targeted training and global networking and partnering opportunities.
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