The Ecoantibio Plan is a public policy set up by the Ministry of Agriculture, Agro-Food and Forestry. It relates to all animal sectors (including pets) and covers all French territories.
The aim of the Plan is to reduce the risks of antibiotic resistance used in veterinary medicine and to safeguard the efficacy of the antibiotics recommended by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Food and agricultural Organisation (FAO) and various European institutions. The Ecoantibio Plan, promoted by the French Ministry of Agriculture, is part of a wider project known as the Agro-Ecology Project. The aim of the Agro-Ecology Project in France is to enable stakeholders to tackle the many challenges facing the French agricultural sector: competitiveness, climate change, health and safety worldwide, preservation of natural resources, the quality and safety of food and minimum use of chemical additives.
The first Ecoantibio Plan, launched on 18 November 2011, was spread over five years, from 2012 to 2016 inclusive. 2016 was set aside for taking stock of the first Plan and preparing a new Plan.