Σάββατο, 14 Μαΐου 2011

Food Systems and Health in Sub-Saharan Africa

UNU WORLDWIDE IN NEW YORK SERIES
Live Webcast
  Date: Friday, 12 November, 2010
Time: 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. New York Time
Venue: Online Event
For more information and to register to watch this event live online Click here
Speaker:
Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Professor, Cornell University; 2001 World Food Prize Laureate

As part of UNU Worldwide in New York Series, the United Nations University Office at the UN, New York (UNU-ONY), is organizing an event entitled "The Interaction Between Food Systems and Health in Sub-Saharan Africa".

This event will focus on the most important interactions between food systems and human health, along with suggestions about policy priorities for African food systems that would improve human health. 

The presentation will provide evidence of the potential health and nutrition gains from collaborative action by researchers, policy-makers and program implementers in the health and food sectors. It will be shown, preambulatorily, that the lack of reciprocal discourse between the worlds of research and policy implementation are harmful to health and nutrition, and it will be argued that tearing down the communication barriers between the two sectors would strengthen both sectors and make research, policies and programs more effective in solving both food and health-related problems. 

The presentation will largely be based on a newly published book, The African Food System and Its Interactions with Human Health, edited by Professor Per Pinstrup-Andersen, published by Cornell University Press in collaboration with the United Nations University.

This book is a product of the UNU Africa Series symposium. To view other installments in the UNU Africa Series please click here.

For more information Click here
  
To register to view the live webcast Click here


Contact Person: Rodney Jehu-Appiah
Tel: 212-963-6387
E-mail: jehu-appiah@unu.edu
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