3rd Annual Conference of the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH), Developing methods in agriculture and health research, London, 13–14 June 2013
Agriculture and health interact in complex ways via food systems and nutrition, creating positive and negative synergies, which differ according to economic, political and environmental contexts, but particularly affecting the lives of vulnerable populations in low-income countries. Research in these subjects has historically proceeded in relative isolation, with different disciplines applying distinct methods to generate knowledge and inform sector-based policy and practice. This segregated working is not beneficial if research is to inform the design and implementation of programs and policies that aim to fully and sustainably address the nexus of agriculture and health. Encouragingly, policy and programmatic initiatives, as well as research endeavours, have been increasingly attentive to the linkage of agriculture and health as a method for improving nutritional status and health (Masset et al. 2012). More and better multi-sectoral action will be necessary, however, to...
KeywordsFood System Home Gardening Impact Pathway International Food Policy Research Institute Randomise Control Design
This work has been partly supported by the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH). All authors declare no conflicts of interest. JH, MB, EHM, SS, HLW contributed to writing sections of the manuscript, JH and KC prepared the final manuscript and LC, BH and RG reviewed the manuscript and provided critical edits.
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