Tropentag, September 17 - 19, 2018 in Ghent
"Global food security and food safety: The role of universities"
A4NH Session: Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition and Health Outcomes
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH), United States of America
The CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) links consumption – of healthy, affordable, and safe foods – with supply, offering an innovative perspective on the relationship between agriculture, nutrition, and health through research that strengthens the knowledge base and new partnerships that lead to real outcomes.
A4NH focuses on addressing challenges related to food system transformation, reducing the occurrence of micronutrient deficiency, the rising burden of foodborne disease, improving the effectiveness of public programs and policies for nutrition and emerging health risks, like antimicrobial resistance. The programme recognises addressing inequality related to gender or other social categories is a development objective in its own right, and an important condition for achieving improved nutrition and health.
As CGIAR's only research programme on nutrition and health, A4NH brings a unique multi-sectoral perspective to the system-level outcome of improving food and nutrition security for health. Recognizing the magnitude of the task, A4NH is led by IFPRI and managed by a group of four other CGIAR centres (Bioversity International, CIAT, ILRI and IITA and two academic institutions (Wageningen University Research and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), and brings together the talents and resources of other CGIAR Centers plus a wide range of partners, to carry out research activities through five unique, yet complementary, flagship programs and three cross-cutting units in at least 30 countries.
Contact Address: John McDermott, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH), Washington, United States of America, e-mail: J.McDermottcgiar.org