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Agriculture for Development Workshop

Agriculture - Nutrition - Health

Photo courtesy: UNAMID via Flickr

Photo courtesy: UNAMID via Flickr

In spite of increasing growth rates in global food production during the past 20 years, hunger and undernutrition continues to plague a large share of the world’s population. The number of people suffering from chronic hunger has recently been assessed by the FAO to close to 850 million. According to the WHO, more than 2 billion people suffer from ‘hidden hunger’ (micronutrient deficiencies). The persistence in the 21st century of mass hunger and malnutrition places new and additional demands on agriculture and agricultural production systems broadly defined to improve the nutrition and health of poor farmers and consumers in developing countries.

Aim of the workshop

The nexus agriculture, nutrition, and health is complex in theory as well as in practice. It is the aim of this workshop to bring together young scientist from different disciplinary backgrounds to present, discuss and exchange experiences on research problems, ideas and perspectives in relation to this theme.

Times

Från 23 september 2014 vid 22:00 till 24 september 2014 vid 22:00

Venue

Geocentrum, Lund University

Resurser

För deltagare

Registration and participation

Young scientists (doctoral and other postgraduate students) with an interest in these fields of study are invited to register by submitting (a) a brief (max 100 words) description of their own on-going or planned research activities related to the workshop theme and (b) a brief (max 300 words) description/abstract of a paper or a developed paper outline (3000-8000 words) to be discussed during the workshop. A small number of senior researchers in related fields are invited to the workshop as well. Two invited speaker will open the workshop which then will continue in group session format.

Last day for registration is the June 15, 2014. The maximum number of participant is 24. All registered will receive an email response by June 25, 2014.

Papers or developed paper outlines to be discussed in the workshop are to be submitted no later than September 5, 2014. Detailed information on this will be provided in the letter of acceptance by June 25, 2014.

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