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4th Annual LCIRAH Research Conference 'Agri-food policy and governance for nutrition and health'

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 09:00 to Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 17:00

This year's annual LCIRAH conference brought together over 150 researchers from around the world to critically examine the impact of global, regional and national agri-food policies, institutions and governance on human health and nutrition. Research and presentation fell into one of the following two broad themes:

1. The impact of agri-food policy on nutrition and health

2. Optimising the impact of institutions and governance in the agri-food system on human health and nutrition (including research on governments, donors, NGOs, lobbying groups; relationships between global policy and national/regional decision-making; funding priorities; trade-offs in agri-health; and intersectoral initiatives).



Resources (downloads):

Abstract booklet
Profiles of keynote speakers
Paper by Per-Pinstrup Andersen (keynote speaker)
Conference report
For powerpoint presentations, audio recordings of all sessions, video recordings of keynote speeches, and conference posters, please visit the LCIRAH website.

Barry Popkin keynote


LCIRAH was established by LIDC 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.

The Centre brings together researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and their partners to develop research approaches and methodologies that integrate agricultural and health research. The research programme  involves anthropologists, economists, agricultural researchers, public health professionals, and nutritionists working together on LCIRAH's overarching research question:
How do we achieve sustainable food and agriculture systems which promote health and well being for all people?

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