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Equipping Quality Urban Agriculture Leaders (e.q.u.a.l.): Food Safety Training Customized For Urban and Community Food Production Systems

Investigators
Cullen, E.
Institutions
California Polytechnic State University
Start date
2016
End date
2017
Objective
Major GOALS of the project:Develop and deliver highly-customized food safety curriculum, courses, teaching approaches and best practices for hard-to-reach and underserved urban agriculture audiences; andCreate a Western Regional Urban Agriculture Training concentration at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona to complement the FDA/USDA NIFA Western Regional Food Safety Center headquartered at Oregon State University.OBJECTIVES:1. Align FDA Interactive National Curriculum Standard (INCS) entry-level competencies with existing Cal Poly Pomona cross-disciplinary food safety courses.2. Develop an expanded course outline (ECO) for a new urban agriculture food safety course in Plant Science urban agriculture minor program.3. Identify, deliver, and implement customized food safety programs to hard-to-reach, niche, and beginning urban farmers & underserved consumers from socially disadvantaged (food desert) communities.
Funding Source
Nat'l. Inst. of Food and Agriculture
Project source
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Project number
CALW-2016-07327
Accession number
1010542
Categories
Education and Training
Parasites
Natural Toxins
Viruses and Prions
Bacterial Pathogens
Chemical Contaminants