National Animal Health and Food Security Policy
At the Intersection of Environment, Animal Agriculture, and Food Security
Washington DC, March 24-28, 2014
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 regulation?)
- 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 resolution.
- 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
- 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