There is an identified need for developed countries to help build food safety capacity and provide professional development for the international community (World Trade Organization (WTO), 2001; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) & World Health Organization (WHO), 2004). This article outlines how Extension specialist in the United States are working to provide international outreach and institutional building activities for professionals interested in food science, food laws, and agriculture and food industry development. Several spin-off activities have developed including conducting similar courses in major developing areas: Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe.

Keywords: Adult Education, Africa, Development, Eastern Europe, Extension Specialist, Food Safety, International


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