Workshop on Agricultural Development and Disease Risk in a Changing African Landscape

Date and Time: 

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 08:30 to 17:00

A one day, international workshop on Agricultural Development and Disease Risk in a Changing African Landscape will be held on Saturday 30 June at the Accra City Hotel. Regional experts in health and agriculture will present and discuss interdisciplinary research and future needs. Participation is free.

The workshop will bring agricultural and public health researchers together to explore potential infectious disease risks associated with future changes in agricultural landscapes. It will have a particular focus on West and Central Africa, highlighting relationships there between development of irrigated cropland and vector borne diseases, livestock development and zoonotic diseases and land use change and emerging diseases. The aim of this meeting is to identify priority needs and topics for interdisciplinary research.

The workshop will begin with an overview of agriculture and disease interactions, and follow with two panel sessions in which regional experts in health and agriculture, respectively, will consider their future priorities and the potential interactions between their sectoral development. We will then have presentations of five case studies from African research on agriculture-disease interactions. Finally, participants will develop priority areas for research and understanding through interdisciplinary breakout groups.

 

If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please write to Ms Maria Bernardez, at LSHTM (maria.bernardez@lshtm.ac.uk).

A full programme is now available.

Location: 

Accra City Hotel,. Accra, Ghana

Speaker: 

Organized by the CGIAR Agriculture and Nutrition for Health Program (A4NH), in conjunction with the 3rd annual Agriculture, Nutrition and Health Academy Week, Accra, Ghana.

Regional experts in health and agriculture will present and discuss interdisciplinary research and future needs. Participation is free.