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