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Workshop: Farming and Workers' Health

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 09:30 to 16:00

Venue: LIDC Upper Meeting Room, 36 Gordon Square

Abstract:
This one day workshop is organised by the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH). The workshop will bring together an interdisciplinary group of experts, researchers and students from agriculture, nutrition and health. The speakers will discuss the bi-directional links between farming and the health of those working in the agriculture sector in both developed and developing economies. Objectives include:

  • Identify the main research issues on the subject of the impacts of agriculture on workers’ health, and of workers’ health on agriculture in different contexts
  • To bring together researchers currently engaged in agricultural and health research to stimulate partnerships and collaboration, including continued contact and information sharing in the future

Topics to be addressed by invited speakers with short case studies:

  • Impacts of  agriculture on workers’ health in low and middle income economies
  • Impacts of agriculture on workers’ health in middle and high income countries
  • Effects of ill-health on agriculture in low and medium income economies
     

If you would like to present a short case study in a ‘turbo talk’, please contact Stella Wambugu by Friday 1st November 2013

RSVP by 8 Nov 2013 

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