This Workshop on the economics of antimicrobial use and resistance in the livestock sector is part of the 2015-16 Programme of Work of the Directorate for Trade and Agriculture (TAD). The Workshop is being held in close collaboration with the OECD’s Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs (ELS), with input from the World Health Organisation (WHO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the FAO. The main aim of the Workshop is to bring together government officials, experts, researchers, and policy makers to discuss and share information on the current state of knowledge on antimicrobial use and resistance in the livestock sector. In addition, potential impacts on agricultural productivity, competitiveness, innovation and sustainability are examined, as well as possible implications for public health. This is an important topic in all countries with global implications for both human health and animal health.
This work is closely linked to an OECD project on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) currently ongoing in the Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs. In essence, this project sets out to analyse the economic impacts of AMR and the cost effectiveness of actions aimed at rationalising the use of antibiotics in the healthcare sector. It is also envisaged that, at a later stage, this work could be extended to include a component on livestock agriculture and the linkages between animal and human health impacts.
Please note that attendance is by invitation only. If you have any questions, please contact the Trade and Agriculture Directorate of the OECD.