Call for Abstracts – 2019 7th Feed the Future Nutrition Symposium in Nepal


Funded by USAID, and being co-hosted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tribhuvan University’s Institute of Medicine, Nepal Agricultural Research Council and the Nepali Technical Assistance Group.


Any one with research or any content relevant to the following themes

Symposium Themes:

  • Understanding and enhancing the links between agriculture, nutrition and resilience
  • Strengthening agricultural market value chains to clarify agricultural potential to improve food security in rural areas
  • From agriculture to food security to diet to nutrition:  Search for causal pathways
  • Undernutrition, overweight and micronutrient deficiencies: Does this triple burden exist in Nepal? 
  • Risk factors for undernutrition, overweight, micronutrient deficiencies, and all three
  • Policy options that target the one, both or all three burdens of malnutrition 
  • The private sector’s role in preventing the triple burden of malnutrition  
  • Nutrition-sensitive programs: findings from formative research, implementation research and impact evaluations
  • Protecting safety, reducing wastage of the food supply: from regulations to small-scale solutions
  • Public-private partnerships and their role in improving food security and nutrition
  • Innovations in assessing nutritional status and dietary intake
  • Sociocultural norms and their influence on food choices and participation in nutrition-sensitive programs
  • Macro and micro factors influencing agricultural production
  • Farmers’ resilience in adapting to food security and nutritional shocks
  • Inequities across the agriculture- nutrition pathway:  Groups at risk and why? (high risk groups included socially marginalized groups, women, adolescents)


Deadline for application is July 15, 2019, 12 am EDT


Abstracts can be submitted online here

Author: African Academic/Researcher

Science and Research by Africans for Africa

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