International Reference Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance in Animal Health and Agriculture

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) cannot be managed without tackling it across human health, animal health, agriculture and the environment. However, national data on AMR in non-human sectors is more sparse, capacity for surveillance is lower and policies to regulate medicines are less developed.

In November 2018 the International Reference Centre for AMR in Animal Health and Agriculture was launched with Fleming Fund support. The centre will ensure countries have access to draw-down services for technical assistance, training and quality assurance while they build AMR surveillance in all sectors.

The International Reference Centre for AMR was awarded designation as an FAO reference centre in April 2019.

Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD), the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas).

2 years (January 2019 - December 2020)


The 24 countries which the Fleming Fund has country grants in will be prioritised. Countries will need to request support from the Centre. Current countries receiving support include: Ghana, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Vietnam and Laos.