Who We Are

We bring people together from a wide variety of disciplines to address water quality, and food safety and security problems, through research and training.

About Us

Our Curriculum

Our One Health curriculum focuses on preventing 600 million foodborne illnesses. Read about it here and here.

Current Courses

We’re currently offering in-person PSA training courses and DHS-certified disaster preparedness courses.

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Featured Training

Civic Urban Farmers Program

The Civic Urban Farmer Program workshop series is a no-cost dynamic educational program developed by UC Davis Western Institute for Food Safety and Security and UC Cooperative Extension. Urban farming is a key element to reimagining a more vibrant and resilient local food system. This program uses a train the trainer model and a civic minded approach to provide urban farmers with technical assistance in growing, harvesting, handling, and marketing specialty crops to increase food production, food availability, land access, and land tenure. This year Professor of Cooperative Extension in Apiculture, Elina Niño, joins our program to support urban farmers with training on managing pollinators to increase crop yields and create value added products like honey!

Honey Bees and Beekeeping for Veterinarians

This course has been approved by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards and those completing the course will receive Continued Education (CE) Credit.

Subject matter experts from UCD SVM, UCD Entomology and Nematology, and Oregon State University have teamed up with the Western Institute for Food Safety and Security (WIFSS) to create a new course designed to educate veterinarians in treating diseases of honey bees through an award from the USDA Specialty Crop Multi-State Program.

FREE DHS-Certified Training for Rural Communities

The Rural Domestic Preparedness (RDPC) and the Western Institute for Food Safety and Security (WIFSS) have partnered to develop a set of training classes for emergency responders and managers in rural communities.

Upcoming Trainings

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Summer 2023 Online Conference

The 2023 UC Davis Education Conference on One Health for Food Safety, Agriculture, and Animal Health is scheduled to take place online, January 30 – February 10, 2023. This online conference provides an in-depth educational experience for participants to learn about the importance of applying a One Health approach to solving problems concerning food safety and security, and animal health.

Our Research

We believe that the availability of safe food improves the health of people and is a basic human right. Our researchers are playing an important role in ensuring safe food and water for agriculture.

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