Towards a Global One Health: an interdisciplinary lens to explore synergies, trade-offs and pathways for food systems transitions

Organisator Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences (WIAS), Wageningen School of Social Sciences (WASS)

ma 27 augustus 2018 tot vr 31 augustus 2018

Locatie Orion, building number 103
Bronland 1
6708 WH Wageningen
+31 (0) 317 48 87 77
Wageningen Campus
Zaal/kamer Orion room P6008

1st International Summer Course, 27th – 31st August 2018, Wageningen, The Netherlands

How does your research contribute/interact/impact to Global One Health

This course is essential to learn how to combine efforts of multiple disciplines to improve health of humans, animals and plants within sustainable agricultural production.

Aim of the course

The health of people, animals, plants and their environments are closely connected. This short course on Global One Health (GOH) aims to foster interdisciplinary thinking on the cutting edge of agricultural production, the food supply chain and nutritional and public health outcomes (human, plant and animal) in the framework of a food systems approach. Using an academically rooted food systems approach, synergies and trade-offs between scientific disciplines, such as social, environmental, microbiological,  animal, plant, epidemiological disciplines, will be explored. Also the role of public and private stakeholders in the food system (farm to fork) will be discussed.

Course design

This one-week summer course consists of lectures, data practicals, group discussions and networking. The course will build on insights form social, biomedical, plant, animal, health and environmental sciences.


We welcome:

  • Higher education and research: MSc, PhD-students, postdocs, researchers and teachers.
  • Professionals: research & development, advisors, consulting, technical, support and public policy people both from industry and research centres.

Programme topics

  • Overview of food systems, processes and actors, by faculty, sectors and stakeholders; including cases illustrating processes and actors at the  at the micro-, meso- and macro-level.
  • Impacts on nutritional and public (human, plant and animal) health, social, environmental and economic sustainability.
  • Debate with public and private stakeholders on global One Health. Balancing multiple sustainability outcomes in the social, ecologic, economic and health domain.
  • Filling research gaps, advancing methodology, enabling research infrastructures, data stewardship.

Course lecturers

  • Prof. Pieter van ‘t Veer, WUR (Nutrition, public health and sustainability)
  • Prof. Wim van der Poel, WUR (Global One Health)
  • Prof. Fred de Boer, WUR (Wildlife Resource Ecology)
  • Dr. Alexandre Caron, CIRAD (Health ecology Wildlife-Domestic animals interface)
  • Dr. Aurelie Binot, CIRAD, Qualitative Research Principles and Methodology, Social Sciences)
  • Prof. Jean-Francois, GUEGAN INRA (Animal Health, One Health)
  • Dr. Christian Ducrot, INRA, (Animal Health Microbiology, AMR)
  • Prof. Mart de Jong, WUR (Quantitative Veterinary Epidemiology)
  • Prof. Henk Hogeveen, WUR (Animal Health management)
  • Franshelis Garcia, WUR (Health and Society)
  • Dr. Marion Herens, WUR (Centre for Development Innovation, Food and nutrition security)
  • Dr. Annabelle Daburon, WUR (Centre for Development Innovation, Animal production)
  • Research and teaching staff from WUR, Agreenium and EJP One Health

How to reach te venue

Wageningen University & Research, Orion education building (#103)

Bronlaan 1, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Wageningen University & Research is located in Wageningen, and can be reached from Amsterdam Schiphol airport by train (train station: Ede-Wageningen) and bus (from Ede-Wageningen take bus 88 or 84 to Wageningen and take off at the bus stop Bornsesteeg or Campus Wageningen). Amsterdam Schiphol airport has direct flights to many countries in the world.

From Wageningen Bus station city centre take bus 88 to campus Wageningen University & Research (10 min)

How to reach Wageningen from Schiphol Airport

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Background document for the course on Global One Health

Another upcoming course on global one health at Wageningen University and Research: