Robynne Anderson's Emerging Thoughts on Ag

Ag and Health Research

The increasing interest in the links between and agriculture and health has led to the development of several new programs. It includes the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH), a new Centre established under a five-year £3.5m grant from The Leverhulme Trust to build a new inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary platform for integrating research in agriculture and health, with a focus on international development goals. www.lcirah.ac.uk

It will be holding its annual conference on 13-14 June 2013 at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) Camden Campus in London.

The conference will focus on methodological and integrative aspects of research in agriculture and health. It will feature the work of researchers in nutrition, economics, anthropology, veterinary science and related fields engaged in agri-health research. It aims to offer the opportunity for exchange of ideas, while providing a space for discussion and initiating new projects across disciplines.

They welcome the submission of research projects that explicitly draw links between agriculture and health from both developing and developed countries and fall into one of the following broad themes:

  • Climate change, food and health
  • Food value chains and health
  • Food-borne diseases and health
  • Agriculture, changing food consumption and health

More information on the call for abstracts can be found on http://www.lcirah.ac.uk/node/59 (deadline for submission 28.02.2013)