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
Climate Change, Animal Agriculture, and Food Security - the Science, Politics,
and Beliefs of the Policies at Their Interface.
William Sischo (WSU), Jonna Mazet (UCD), Gene Hugoson (UMN), Terra Kelly (UCD),
Nistara Randhawa (UCD), Minden Buswell (UMN)
- Decipher the relationship between the policy-making process and laws and
regulations related to food security, climate change, and animal health. (For
example, what is the policy implication of legislation versus regulation?)
- Describe the relative roles that legislatures, executive agencies,
non-governmental agencies, and professional and trade organizations have on
local policy formulation.
- Distinguish various policy implementation strategies: executive directives,
political priorities, legislative and executive strategic planning, operational
goal-setting, budget allocation, and dispute resolution.
- Differentiate among scientific findings, personal and organizational
beliefs, and political agendas as policy is implemented.
- Define California's approach to policy for food security, animal
agriculture, and climate change.
- Define California's 'policy' for the intersection of climate change, animal
agriculture and food security.
As a result of this course, participants will be able to:
- Explain the legal authorities of a state or local government as it relates
to food security, climate change, and animal health.
- Distinguish various strategies that groups use to inform and influence
- Demonstrate a role that the private sector has in enhancing global food
security and animal health systems.
- Synthesize a policy perspective utilizing a complex knowledge base that
includes scientific findings, beliefs, and politics.
- Demonstrate an ability to understand the multiple dimensions of policies and
synthesize diverse opinions and data to create informed policy.
- Present a cogent argument that informs policy that would be understood
across a diverse audience.
Policy and leadership skill building
- Value different perspectives on policy and policy-making in different
disciplines, cultures and contexts. (Broaden exposure through experiences)
- Enhance communication skills for professionals working at the convergence of
animal health, public health, and food security.
- Expand personal networks with leaders in food security, public health, and
- Background readings
- Directed discussions and debate around a current issue
- Experiential learning through interactions with key officials
- Group task assignments
- Develop and deliver a presentation to inform and persuade
- Develop and deliver a policy brief
For more information about these programs contact Bill Sischo (firstname.lastname@example.org
or Jonna Mazet