College of Veterinary Medicine

Impacting Animal Health and Food Security Policy

Global Animal Health and Food Security Policy

Next Program : June 16- 20, 2014  Washington DC.

At the Intersection of Environment, Animal Agriculture, and Food Security

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

Date: May 14, through May 18, 2012
Program begins at 8 AM on May 14 and finishes at 10:30 AM on May 18.

This Washington D.C.-based program is focused on intergovernmental and global activities associated with climate change and livestock systems and 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.

The program takes place in downtown Washington DC and its near suburbs. We will walk, take the DC Metro, or taxi as appropriate. All meetings take place at offices of the people and organizations involved in the program. Wear appropriate business attire and walking shoes. Washington DC is prone to weather changes so expect and be prepared for warm weather and rain and hope for spring weather and sunny days.

On the first day of the program (8AM), participants will meet at the FAO North American Liason Office, 2121 K Street, Suite 800B. It is nearest the Foggy Bottom Metro Station although the Farragut North and West stations are also near the building.

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If you have questions please contact Bill Sischo  
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