National Animal Health and Food Security Policy
At the Intersection of Environment, Animal Agriculture, and Food Security
Washington DC, March 25-28, 2013
Global Warming and Livestock - the Science, Politics, and Beliefs and how they
may affect food security.
William Sischo (WSU) and Gene Hugoson (UMN)
- Decipher the relationship between the
policy-making process and laws related
to food security, trade, and animal
health. (For example, what is the policy
implication of legislation versus
- Describe the relative roles
that legislatures, executive agencies,
non-governmental agencies, and
professional and trade organizations
have on national policy formulation.
- Distinguish various policy
implementation strategies: executive
directives, political priorities,
legislative and executive strategic
planning, operational goal-setting,
budget allocation, and dispute
- Differentiate among
scientific findings, personal and
organizational beliefs, and political
agendas as policy is implemented.
As a result of this course, participants will be able to:
- Explain the legal authorities of a
National government as it relates to
food security, trade, and animal health.
- Distinguish various strategies that groups use to inform and influence policy.
- 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
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