Reinforcing the Links between Agriculture and Health

This project aims to reduce the negative effects of agricultural activity so that agriculture can benefit health and good health can benefit agriculture.

It will do so by supporting the Platform on Agriculture and Health Research (PAHR) over the period 2008-2010. The Platform is the result of an alliance between actors from the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and the international health community, notably, the World Health Organization (WHO).

Activities will include building a network, conducting policy research, developing capacity and adopting a communication strategy. The platform will be managed by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

The project is expected to result in a stronger, more effective and sustainable agricultural system that promotes health in general and that of farmers and consumers in particular.

Project ID


Project status


Start Date

Thursday, March 27, 2008

End Date

Sunday, September 30, 2012


36 months

IDRC Officer

Robertson, Susan

Total funding

CA$ 1,500,000


Middle East, North of Sahara, South of Sahara, North and Central America, South America, Central Asia, Far East Asia, South Asia


Food, Environment, and Health

Project Leader

Stuart Gillespie


International Food Policy Research Institute

Institution Country

United States

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