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The Agriculture, Nutrition & Health (ANH) Academy invites the global community of ANH researchers and users of this research to the first ANH Academy Week to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 20-24 June 2016.
The ANH Academy Week will be an annual event, expanding on the successful history of the five Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH) conferences and events and activities by CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) and Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Action (IMMANA).
The goal of the ANH Academy Week is to facilitate learning and sharing among the global community of interdisciplinary researchers and research-users working on agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition and health. The first ANH Academy Week is to be held in Addis Ababa to facilitate participation and engagement of the African research and research-user communities with participants from around the world.
The ANH Academy Week programme will feature contributions from a diverse set of ANH Academy partners and with the oversight of an International Steering Committee, including:
1) Conference on Agri-Health Research. The call for abstracts is now open, with deadline extended to March 13.
2) Learning Labs (training workshops) offered by ANH Academy partners
3) Events led by ANH Academy partner organisations
4) Opportunities for networking
Through Food assistance For Assets (FFA), WFP provides individuals from vulnerable and food insecure households with food or cash-based transfers to help them meet their household’s short-term food needs, in exchange for their participation in asset creation activities that contribute to building longer-term food security and/or the restoration of community services.
As part of an effort to strengthen existing FFA corporate guidance and field practices, WFP is about to undertake a study aimed at assessing the gender contribution of FFA, with a particular focus on women’s socioeconomic empowerment and women’s nutrition. The study is expected to demonstrate how FFA programmes – through their planning, design and implementation modalities, but also through the transfer they provide, the assets they build and the complementary activities with which they are integrated – can and should support a transformation of unequal gender relations to promote shared power, control of resources and decision-making between women and men, and ultimately serve as an effective tool to improve women’s nutrition.
WFP is looking for a senior consultant to undertake this study, for an estimated period of 4 to 6 months in 2016. The total workload is estimated at 80 working days, which should not necessarily be consecutive, and shall include missions to WFP HQ in Rome as well as to five countries where FFA is being implemented. The consultant should be highly specialized and qualified in the fields of gender and nutrition, with complementary knowledge on livelihoods and food security as well as on FFA-type projects. He/She will be given the possibility to mobilize additional junior and/or field-based consultants during specific periods of time when he/she will require technical support, within a budget range that is to be agreed with WFP.
All detailed information on the rationale, objectives and proposed modalities for the study are presented in the attached ToR’s: ToR_WFP Food assistance for assets project
In a new A4NH Gender-Nutrition Idea Exchange post, Elizabeth Bryan builds on the agriculture-nutrition framework to examine the gendered pathways through which small-scale irrigation can affect nutrition and health outcomes. Read the blogpost here.
Also, in case you missed it: In response to increasing interest in how health has bearings on the gender-agriculture-nutrition framework, A4NH organized a seminar on Agriculture, Gender, and Health: Tracing the Links on October 20, 2015. The seminar provided three case studies in how gender dynamics in rural livelihoods influence health, and in turn, nutrition. The presentations are available in the following links:
The CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) and the IFPRI Gender Task Force invite you to:
Gender, Agriculture, and Health: Tracing the Links
Three 15-minute presentations from:
Kelly Jones on livelihood shocks and sexual health
Research Fellow, Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division, IFPRI
Elizabeth Bryan on irrigation, gender, and health
Senior Research Analyst, Environment Production and Technology Division, IFPRI
Delia Grace on gender-sensitive participatory risk assessment for food safety
Program Manager, Food Safety and Zoonoses, ILRI and A4NH
Chair: Hazel Malapit
Research Coordinator, A4NH and IFPRI Poverty, Health, Nutrition Division
October 20, 2015
IFPRI Conference Room 6A
Please find instructions for joining virtually at the end of this message.
How can we take into account health in our agriculture, nutrition, and gender research? Health and nutrition are closely interrelated: health status influences nutritional outcomes, by mediating a person’s ability to utilize nutrients and lead a healthy life, and nutritional status influences health, by mediating a person’s vulnerability to various illnesses. Both health and nutrition are directly and indirectly affected by rural livelihood decisions related to agriculture, livestock, and water management. Livelihood decisions and duties are gendered, in that social identity influences an individual’s options and choices. Men and women’s exposure to health risks, capacity to provide health care, and access to health services often vary due to these differing roles and rights.
This seminar provides three case studies in how gender dynamics in rural livelihoods influence health, and in turn, nutrition. Intended as an introduction to topics in gender, health, and agriculture, the seminar will help researchers familiar with the agriculture-to-nutrition pathways begin to think about how health has bearings on this framework.
In the seminar, Kelly Jones will present on recent research that traces how livelihood shocks may increase HIV transmission through higher-risk sex, especially for women. Elizabeth Bryan will share early-stage research on the links between small-scale irrigation adoption, gender, and health and nutrition outcomes. Delia Grace will introduce a gender-sensitive participatory risk assessment framework for addressing food safety.
We hope you can join this special Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) and the IFPRI Gender Task Force seminar in person at IFPRI or online via GoToMeeting (instructions below).
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