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
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.
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.
The 2020 Lunchtime Challenge, (LTC), reached and audience of more than 3,000 people through the creative promotional campaigns of 40 undergraduate students from multiple disciplines who raised awareness about One Health issues as diverse as an innovative integrated method of reducing agricultural waste utilizing black fly larvae, to the harmony between marine ecology and human health, and the impacts of deforestation for the production of palm oil.
How translating learning materials is making a difference for farmers and food processors.