Agriculture for Nutrition and Health

Gendered pathways and puzzles in agriculture-nutrition research

Last month I had the privilege of giving the opening keynote at the 5th annual LCIRAH conference.  The conference theme – “Agri-health research:  What have we learned and where to next”—inspired me to look back to the 1995 World Conference on Women in Beijing, how gender was conceptualized at that time, and what gender research has done to improve our understanding of the pathways linking agriculture, health and nutrition.

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Mother and children outside of thatched hut in Northern Senegal.


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