Local Policies at the Intersection of Environment, Animal Agriculture, and Food
Climate Change, Animal Agriculture and Food Security - the Science,
Politics, and Beliefs and how they may affect food security.
October 22-24, 2012
The program assignment is for the group (or subsets) to evaluate California's
climate change policies and legislation. The focus will be on adaptation
strategies and impacts of mitigation strategies on animal agriculture in
California and associated food security. In particular, the emphasis is on gaps
and opportunities within the existing policies that support future policy
We will create three groups with different emphasis areas. The overarching theme
is climate change and animal agriculture and three areas: food security
(availability and access), food safety, and zoonotic disease.
Each group will:
1. produce a presentation delivered in the afternoon of the final day to a group
of legislative fellows. It will be presented as a legislative hearing with
each group having 15 minutes to present and 10 minutes for questions.
2. Produce a written brief outlining the findings of your group. This is due
one-week after the program and will be disseminated to all program participants
including the groups we visit.
You will work on this assignment during the week and the people you visit during
the program are additional resources for this assignment. It is important that
you use the visits as opportunities to learn about the policy process from a
variety of perspectives but also as part of your process to prepare for the
hearing. These visits are not classroom sessions and you should use them
as discussions to aid in your work. Be prepared with questions for these
For more information about these
programs contact Bill Sischo (firstname.lastname@example.org
or Jonna Mazet