In Rwanda, cows are culturally revered and given as gifts, which create a lasting bond of goodwill and camaraderie between the giver and receiver. Because cows hold such esteem in Rwanda, the Gir’inka program, which provides a poor family a cow, has been successful in alleviating malnutrition and poverty.
On February 18, 2022, the 13th UC Davis Education Conference on One Health for Food Safety, Agriculture and Animal Health concluded. Dr. Osburn delivered his closing remarks, recognizing the participation of all the colleges and the efforts made by all the conference coordinators. Certificates were issued to all the participants, guest speakers, team facilitators, and our wonderful volunteers.
WIFSS Provides RDPC Training to Communities all Across the U.S. in 2021
The 2021 UC Davis Education Conference on One Health for Food Safety, Agriculture, and Animal Health online conference was unique in the respect that for the first time WIFSS co-hosted this conference.
AWR 328-V: All Hazards Preparedness for Animals in Disasters | June 14 and 15, 2021 | Virtual RDPC Training
WIFSS continues to provide all hazards preparedness training for first responders.
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.
University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine is preparing veterinarians and farmers for flooding and other natural disasters.
The sisterhood is nourished by bonds of friendship that have no borders or boundaries. It’s grounded in teamwork, multidisciplinary collaboration, mutual respect, science-based truth seeking, and love. Read the story of three friends who met at a One Health conference and built a lifelong friendship which has weathered the storms of graduate school and helped them become better and stronger people.
Happy Holidays from everyone at WIFSS.
Honey bee health is vital, we need veterinarians to help keep them healthy. Honey bees play a critical role in agricultural production and pollinate roughly one-third of all food eaten in the United States. Safeguarding their health is of the utmost importance.