“The overall experience, international perspective on food production, and networking with a culturally diverse collection of professionals were the most important components to me.” – 2016 participant
This August, three instructors and nineteen participants from across the University of Minnesota and Chiang Mai University in Thailand explored two complex food systems in the week-long Focus on Food Production program.
100% of participants said program expanded their understanding of food production systems
This May the first cohort of UMN graduate students completed the Food Systems Leadership program. Participants from the College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences were recognized and awarded certificates of completion at a lunch on June 3rd.
Farm to Table seminar brings One Health perspective to Kosovo’s future food system and animal health leaders
Just back from two weeks in Kosovo, Transformational Leadership Project principal investigator Dr. Karin Hamilton is encouraged by the enthusiasm of students across the food safety and animal health spectrum for working together to build a strong, safe food system in the developing country.
Global Health Institute - Thailand (GHIT) is an annual activity involving intensive training and comprehensive short courses to encourage application of One Health essential skills and competencies. A researcher conference is held during the GHIT to complement the training and enhance networking and collaboration. The program is designed to foster collective action for the benefit of public health, food security and ecosystem health.
The 2015 Farm to Table program took place November 15-20. The program allowed participants to explore firsthand the leading exporting animal food production systems from farm-to-table in Chile.
Multiple locations were visited in the areas of aquaculture (salmon production), beef (fresh meat and ready to eat products), and dairy (milk and cheese) as these production systems are considered key for exportation to the United States, European Union, and other markets.
Strengthening Quality Veterinary Services Worldwide
CAHFS is partnering with the Veterinary Public Health Center for Asia-Pacific (VPHCAP) of the Veterinary Faculty at Chiang Mai University, Thailand to strengthen critical competencies identified by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) as critical to the provision of quality veterinary services.
What type of professional development program leaps from the sex life of aphids to a shower-in/shower-out hog facility in southern Minnesota, pausing along the way to learn about the business of food from agriculture cooperatives, family businesses, and publicly held corporations? It’s the Food Systems Leadership Program, a series of three week-long intensive sessions that kicked off in August with Session 1: Focus on Food Production.
What better way to promote the 2016 Engaging Intergovernmental Organizations program than by sharing the perspective of someone who attended the program! Gaël Lamielle, Veterinarian for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health participated in the 2015 Engaging Intergovernmental Organizations program and shared his first hand experiences here.
The 2015 Global Health Institute was held in Chiang Mai Thailand this February. The Institute provided an opportunity for over 70 participants from 14 countries to concentrate on the areas of emerging and re-emerging diseases, antimicrobial resistance, application of risk analysis, epidemiological tools and application, food safety and hygiene and One Health Education.
The 2014 Engaging Intergovernmental Organizations (EIO) program took place this March. The week-long program provided participants the opportunity to network among key global leaders and new skills for effectively engaging intergovernmental organizations.
2014 EIO Photo Slideshow
The 2014 Farm to Table Study program will explore the food system from farm-to-table in Costa Rica, which has a food processing industry that produces nearly US $1 billion annually.
Minnesota is the site of five days focused on One Health, One Medicine, and One Science
The 2014 Global Health Institute was held in Chiang Mai Thailand this February. The Institute provided an opportunity for global participants learn and work together on the impact of globalization on health and identify strategies that support a healthy and productive global workforce. Lead by instructors from the University of Minnesota and multiple educational institutions in Thailand the two week Institute provided intensive focus on One Health Leadership, cross-species surveillance, comparative public health systems and policies, and analytic epidemiology & field pathology.
The Prince Mahidol Awards Conference (PMAC) is held each January in Bangkok, Thailand, in honor of its namesake who is revered as the country’s father of public health. This year, nearly 1000 professionals from academia, government, NGOs, and private industry convened to discuss One Health cross-sectoral approaches in fighting infectious diseases. PMAC was attended by several people from the University of Minnesota, including GIFSL director Dr. Will Hueston, veterinary public health resident Dr.