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Global Policy Course

The solutions to animal public health problems lie at the intersection of environment, animal agriculture, and food security. This Washington D.C.-based program is focused on intergovernmental and global activities associated with climate change and livestock systems as they relate to global food security.

D.C. is home to many intergovernmental regional and main offices including the World Bank, FAO, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Inter-American Development Bank, and Pan American Health Organization. There is also active engagement of public and private U.S. based organizations in global issues which includes USDA, environmental groups, and livestock groups, and USAID. As a group, participants will work towards an understanding of the policies of different globally engaged organizations on global climate change and how they impact livestock and food security with a focus on strategies that will include research, mitigation, adaptation, support (financial or in-kind) of public and private institutions, and related economics.

Program may be taken as a one credit course through the University of Minnesota, course number VMED 7992.


Global Animal Health and Food Security Policy

Theme: Climate Change and Livestock - the Science, Politics, and Beliefs and how they may affect food security  

May 20 - 24, 2013

Washington, D.C.

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