The European Alliance on Agricultural knowledge for Development

The ANH Academy is a global network of researchers and practitioners working at the intersections of agriculture, nutrition and health with a strong focus on South Asia and Africa. The goals of the Academy are to provide physical and virtual platforms for the learning and sharing of cutting edge research in these fields,  as well as to strengthen the capacity of the research community to employ innovative methods for generating the robust evidence needed to underpin policy for improving nutrition and health worldwide.

 

The ANH Academy Week is a five day annual event which comprises a three day abstract-driven Research Conference preceded by two days of Learning Labs where leading global experts mentor new or early-career researchers in interdisciplinary skills. The event accommodates around 350 attendees from all over the world and is designed to create an enabling environment for learning and sharing among a diverse participant base.

 

The ANH Academy invites the submission of abstracts for the Conference on research at the nexus of agriculture and food systems, nutrition and health to be held in India from 24 – 28 June 2019 (city TBC). The conference programme will include invited papers for oral presentations of various formats as well as poster sessions. We welcome papers from all relevant disciplines, e.g. economics, nutrition, public health, epidemiology, environmental sciences, agronomy, sociology, anthropology etc.

 

How to submit ?

Authors should submit abstracts through Submittable by 6 January 2019 at 23.59 GMT. Please note: you will need to create a Submittable account if you have not already done so. Once you have created an account, click on the link again to see the submission page. Any queries can be directed to ANH-Academy@lshtm.ac.uk(link sends e-mail).

How does the Selection process work?

The ANH Academy Week Research Conference receives more abstracts than it can accept for oral or poster presentations. Therefore, abstracts will be reviewed by the ANH Academy Week 2019 Scientific Committee and selected on the basis of their scientific quality, originality and relevance to the themes and methods encouraged above. The panel will make a decision on whether an abstract is selected for an oral presentation or a poster session. All poster presenters will have the opportunity to present a one-minute summary of their poster during a Conference plenary session.

To encourage diverse styles of research communication, to accommodate different disciplines and to break up long conference sessions, this year’s oral presenters will be encouraged to use different formats. Those invited for oral presentations will be consulted on potential options.

What we are looking for?

We will give preference to studies that address truly interdisciplinary questions, capture emerging debates, and contain substantive innovative analytical content relating to nutrition/health pathways in agriculture and food systems.

Please note that we are seeking presentations with a strong cross-cutting focus along the research themes outlined in the Call for Abstracts:

  • Results and lessons learned from scientific research, and not research plans
  • Studies that use innovative methods or metrics
  • Studies that investigate equity concerns
  • Studies that did not work (‘lessons from failure’)

Scientific research from any discipline using a variety of methodological approaches – qualitative, mixed-methods or quantitative methodological approaches – are welcome!

 

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