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Farm to Table 2011

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About the Program

Participants will explore the food system from farm-to-table in Costa Rica while considering aspects of animal welfare and health, food safety, food protection, and public health. Site visits along the food supply chain, facilitated discussions with key government and private sector leaders, and interactive cross-culture group activities are designed to integrate knowledge and skills in food safety, animal health and public health.


Farm to Table 2011

October 31, 2011-November 4, 2011

Location: Costa Rica


Key Objectives

  • Develop awareness, understanding and familiarity of the food system in Costa Rica and appreciate the global integration of public-private practice within food systems.
  • Promote and catalyze collaborative group leadership through:
    • Network building opportunities
    • Experiential and structured learning activities
    • Collective group activities

Who Should Attend

  • Food and animal health industry professionals
  • Government regulators and policymakers
  • Students in veterinary medicine and other academic graduate health certificate and degree programs 

Program Activities and Highlights

Activities in Costa Rica will highlight the farm, processing, retail, government and academic sectors of the food production chain. Site visits will include an extensive beef cattle operation and local dairy farms; chicken and beef slaughter plants, dairy processor and a seafood plant; supermarket; and animal and public health organizations.

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