WEBINAR: Equity in Agriculture-Nutrition-Health Research


by A4NH | January 6, 2020

Community Based Child Care Center, Malawi. Photo: M.Cooperman/IFPRI

How does agriculture, nutrition, and health research address equity? How is equity understood in these critical areas of development work? How has the focus changed over time?

Agriculture, nutrition, and health are critical and interlinked challenges to development worldwide. The Sustainable Development Goals contain targets to address each of these in a way that leaves no one behind, but marginalization and inequities limit progress and shape outcomes unevenly. Better understanding how issues of inequity and inequality are shaping progress on agriculture, nutrition, and health (ANH) requires understanding how ANH research addresses equity issues to begin with, yet this area of research contains significant gaps.

New work supported by the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) presents findings from a scoping review that has gathered and mapped key concepts and sources in this area of work -- the first such review of how equity is addressed in ANH research.

On January 14, Jody Harris, Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and an author of the study, will present and discuss this work. In conversation with Hazel Malapit, Gender Research Coordinator for A4NH, she will also identify knowledge gaps and opportunities for moving equity forward in ANH research.

WHAT: Webinar on Equity in Agriculture-Nutrition-Health Research: What Have We Been Researching, and Where Are the Gaps?

WHEN: Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at 10:00EST/15:00GMT

WHO: Jody Harris, Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), in conversation with Hazel Malapit, A4NH Gender Research Coordinator and Research Fellow, IFPRI



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