AMCRA vision 2020

AMCRA Vision 2020

The Vision 2020 is a plan developed in 2014 by the members of AMCRA

to set out its ambition on antibiotic policy in relation to animals in Belgium up to 2020. 



On 30 June 2016, the first "Antibiotics Covenant" was signed by the Federal Government and all relevant sector partners regarding the reduction in the use of antibiotics in the animal sector. The first Antibiotics Covenant included the reduction targets from the AMCRA Vision 2020 and was signed by the Minister for Public Health, the Minister for Agriculture, and the various partners involved in the use of antibiotics in veterinary medicine (agricultural organisations, veterinarian associations, the pharmaceutical industry association, the feed manufacturer's association, standards management bodies, animal health organisations, and others).


In order to continue this cooperation, which has proved its effectiveness, a "second Covenant" has been signed for the period 2021-2024 with the various actors committing themselves, together with the public authorities, to achieving new reduction targets while maintaining a low level of use for the critical antibiotics. 

Ondertekening van het Antibiotica Convenant op 30 juni 2016
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Centre of Expertise on Antimicrobial Consumption and Resistance in Animals

Latest results

"One Health" report on AMU and AMR
Belgian report on veterinary national antibioticum consumption and on farm-level use - 2022