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Building an Integrated Agriculture and Health Agenda Conference

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 (All day)


Full title: Building an integrated agriculture and health agenda: Issues for international research and policy


Venue: Henry Wellcome Auditorium, Conference Centre, Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE


Time: 9.30 - 17.30


Details:  LIDC, in collaboration with LSHTM, SOAS, RVC and The School of Pharmacy, is pleased to announce the establishment of the new Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH), funded by a £3.5m grant from the Leverhulme Trust.


To lauch the new centre we are holding a conference that will bring together international experts in agriculture and health research and policy to address the question of how best to encourage interdisciplinary and intersectoral research to deal with the challenges of global development.


The results of the conference will inform the development of LCIRAH http://www.lidc.org.uk/pages.php?page=57 .



09:30– 10:00 Registration

Session 1: Defining the Problems: “Feeding the world healthily in 2050”

10.00 – 10.10 Introduction by Prof Jeff Waage, London International Development Centre 

10.10 – 11.10 Keynote addresses by speakers on a panel

• An agricultural perspective – Prof Joachim von Braun (IFPRI)
• A health perspective – Prof Ricardo Uauy (LSHTM)
• A Food systems perspective - Prof Harriet Friedmann (University of Toronto)

11.10 – 11.30 Questions from audience, chaired by Jeff Waage. 

11.30 – 12.00  Coffee

Session 2 : Breaking down the silos (reflections on what key figures see as issues on the agri-health divide, and how they may be brought together)

12.00 – 13.00  Panel of speakers, each reflecting a different perspective with questions from audience after each perspective. 

Chair: Dr Andrée Carter (UKCDS)

Dr Gert W Meijer (Unilever)
Sir Gordon Conway (Imperial College)
Dr Josef Schmidhuber (FAO)
Prof Chris Whitty (DFID)
Prof  Janet Allen (BBSRC, UK Food Security Initiative)

13.00 – 14.00  LUNCH

Session 3 : A focus on key issues

14.00 – 14.25 Poverty, Agriculture and Health: Lessons from the HIV response
Dr Stuart Gillespie (IFPRI)

14.25 – 14.50 Challenges and successes in linking agriculture and nutrition
Dr Marie Ruel (IFPRI)

14.50 – 15.15 Sustainability, Environment and Climate Change
Prof Tim Wheeler (DFID/Reading)

15.15 – 15.45 Coffee

15.45 – 16.10 Agriculture, Health and Food-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
Dr Joachim Otte (FAO)

16.10 – 16.35 Metrics and Models for Agriculture and Health Research
Prof Laurette Dube (McGill World Platform for Health & Economic Convergence)

16.35 – 17.30 Closing Address


RSVP: Places are limited so please register early to avoid disappointment, using the following link: http://www.kwiksurveys.com/online-survey.php?surveyID=KHLDGO_43d40fde . Please note that registration will close on Wednesday, 9th June.