Addressing the Threat of Non-Communicable Diseases

To address the increasing threat of non-communicable diseases (NCDs)—those diseases caused by poor nutrition, including obesity, heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes—the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH) convened a workshop in London this week. A4NH Director John McDermott was among the participants in the event, “The Role of Agricultural and >> Read more

Workshop on Pathway for Improved Health Through Food

The convergence of agriculture, wealth, and health was the topic of discussion at a workshop that brought together food industry representatives, scientists, agriculture and healthcare experts, and policymakers. Hosted by the McGill World Platform for Health and Economic Convergence and INCLEN International Trust, the goal of the event, which took place in New Delhi, India, >> Read more

McDermott Discusses A4NH at CGIAR Fund Office seminar

For an installment of the CGIAR Fund office Brown Bag (BBL) Seminar Series, A4NH Director John McDermott led a panel discussion yesterday about the role that agriculture can play in achieving health and nutrition goals.

Session on agriculture for nutrition and health at World Nutrition Conference

Marie Ruel and Jody Harris chaired a session, "How can agriculture contribute to improve nutrition and health?" at the World Nutrition Rio 2012 Conference. The session was well attended with a lot of interest in the presentations on biofortification, value chains for nutrition and the contribution of economic and agricultural growth to reductions in malnutrition.