Food and Agriculture Organization

A global cross-sectoral approach is required to address the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and the World Health Organization (WHO) work collaboratively as a tripartite with the aim of tackling AMR through a One Health approach. They support countries to develop and implement National Action Plans (NAPs) on AMR.

Since 2016 the Fleming Fund has provided funding to the FAO to tackle AMR as part of a joint proposal for funding from the Tripartite. Funding has been used to: support countries to develop and implement NAPs, develop global guidance and protocols on AMR and antimicrobial Consumption (AMC), support the establishment of effective AMR governance systems, increase the technical capacity of countries, raise awareness of AMR and change behaviours in targeted sectors, and support effective collaboration across the Tripartite.

This work creates the enabling environment for the generation, sharing, and use of AMR surveillance data and directly supports the implementation of the Fleming Fund country grants programme.

The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

September 2016 – March 2020


Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Philippines, Vietnam, Sudan, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Zambia, and Zimbabwe



Other grants

Global Projects › West Africa | East and Southern Africa | South Asia | South East Asia

World Health Organization

Global Projects › Ghana | Bangladesh | Nigeria | Laos | Vietnam

International Reference Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance in Animal Health and Agriculture