Ecohealth Field-building Leadership Initiative in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is undergoing rapid agricultural intensification affecting crops, livestock and plantation forestry. Such agricultural change can be good for human health by improving food security, nutrition and income. However, intensification can also increase the risk of disease, exposure to agro-chemicals and loss of biodiversity. This grant will allow a consortium of research centres in China, Indonesia, Thailand and Viet Nam to carry out research, capacity building, policy advocacy and networking on the links between changing agricultural practices and human health. At the same time, the consortium will endeavour to strengthen the emerging field of Ecohealth research and practice in Southeast Asia.

Project ID

106556

Project status

Completed

End Date

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Duration

60 months

IDRC Officer

Arlyne Beeche

Total funding

CA$ 4,000,000

Countries

China, Indonesia, Thailand, Viet Nam

Program

Food, Environment, and Health

Project Leader

Ms Pornpit Silkavute

Institution

Health Systems Research Institute

Institution Country

Thailand

Institution Website

http://eng.moph.go.th/TechResearch/hsri/hsri_web.htm

Project Leader

Dr. Hung Nguyen-Viet

Institution

Hanoi School of Public Health

Institution Country

Viet Nam

Institution Website

http://www.hsph.edu.vn

Project Leader

Dr Xu Jianchu

Institution

Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences as represented by Sun Hang

Institution Country

China

Project Leader

Dr Fang Jing

Institution

Kunming Medical University as represented by Jiang Runsheng

Institution Country

China

Institution Website

http://www.kmmu.edu.cn

Project Leader

Dr Pattamaporn Kittayapong

Institution

Mahidol University

Institution Country

Thailand

Institution Website

http://www.mahidol.ac.th/mahidol.html

Project Leader

Wiku Adisasmito

Institution

University of Indonesia

Institution Country

Indonesia

Institution Website

http://www.ui.ac.id

Project Leader

Sonia Fèvre

Institution

Veterinarians Without Borders/Vétérinaires sans frontières

Institution Country

Canada

Institution Website

http://www.vwb-vsf.ca