CNR Welcomes Specialists and Policymakers from the Philippines for Customized Program on Climate Change and Livestock

BERKELEY, CA — This month, International & Executive Programs in the College of Natural Resources (CNR) will welcome livestock specialists and policy makers from the Department of Agriculture of the Philippines for a customized, five-day, intensive course on climate change and livestock.

The program engages distinguished experts like Dr. Michael Wehner, Senior Staff Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; Dr. Thomas Azwell, an industrial ecology expert who develops technology that supports systems of innovative agriculture; as well as preeminent livestock experts from UC Davis to share the challenges and opportunities stemming from climate change with a special emphasis on its impact on livestock in Asia.

The course also explores regional “agri-food” networks that foster resilience by introducing the latest techniques and practices in animal husbandry. Among the innovative projects and sites the participants will visit are local food producers, processors, and retailers, complemented by lectures from leading experts and practitioners in the industry.

International & Executive Programs (IEP) is part of the College of Natural Resources at UC Berkeley and was founded to bring the tools necessary to address the most critical environmental and natural resource challenges to the leaders of today. IEP programs are designed for professionals from every sector who seek to expand their skillsets at a world-class university. By leveraging the unparalleled faculty of the College of Natural Resources, IEP provides a collaborative and stimulating environment for learning, boasting experts in all of its respective departments and groups, which includes Agriculture and Resource Economics; the Energy and Resources Group; the Masters of Development Practice; Environmental Science, Policy, and Management; Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology; and Plant and Microbial Biology. IEP offers programs on all topics related to the work and mission of the College of Natural Resources.

The program will take place from May 26 to May 30, 2015.