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Health – agriculture inter-linkages and institutions: Breaking down the silos Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research o...
POP growth GDP growth Globalization of food patterns More demand for food, meat,  LS products, offal NCDs Urbanization Red...
 
POP growth GDP growth Globalization of food patterns More demand for food, meat,  LS products, offal NCDs Urbanization Red...
Need for institutional reform <ul><li>Need for a more holistic research approach to agriculture and health.  </li></ul><ul...
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Health-Agriculture Inter-Linkages and Institutions: Breaking Down the Silos - Dr Josef Schmidhuber, Food and Agriculture Organization

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Dr Josef Schmidhuber, Food and Agriculture Organization, discussed the connections between health and agriculture at the LCIRAH conference in London, June 2010.

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Health-Agriculture Inter-Linkages and Institutions: Breaking Down the Silos - Dr Josef Schmidhuber, Food and Agriculture Organization

  1. 1. Health – agriculture inter-linkages and institutions: Breaking down the silos Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Health and Agriculture (LCIRAH) Dr Josef Schmidhuber Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  2. 2. POP growth GDP growth Globalization of food patterns More demand for food, meat, LS products, offal NCDs Urbanization Reduced calorie expenditure + Fast & convenience food, more fat, salt & sugar Need to produce more food, more meat & LS products More saturated fats, cholesterol, sugar, etc. Geno/pheno predispo. Agriculture and the disease burden of NCDs and CDs: some critical links
  3. 4. POP growth GDP growth Globalization of food patterns More demand for food, meat, LS products, offal NCDs Urbanization Reduced calorie expenditure Fast & convenience food, more fat, salt & sugar CDs Peri-urban LS production Need to produce More food, more meat & LS products High animal stocking densities High “human densities”/urbanization New co-existence of large ‘ pathogen producers’ and small, ‘ pathogen distributors’ LUC, deforestation, encroachment on new land, habitats, species jump Transportation w/i countries Transportation across countries: trade Large scale production with high (prophylactic) medication, MR patho- gens but with imperfect bio-exclusion Infections, inflammations Specialization of production More saturated fats, cholesterol, sugar, etc. Geno/pheno predispo. Agriculture and the disease burden of NCDs and CDs: some critical links
  4. 5. Need for institutional reform <ul><li>Need for a more holistic research approach to agriculture and health. </li></ul><ul><li>Need to promote research that addresses the root causes of disease burdens, both NCDs and CDs. </li></ul><ul><li>Need to instill a multidisciplinary approach into the work programmes of all key players in the area of agriculture and public health. </li></ul><ul><li>Need for a improved supra-national disease control and early warning systems, located at the highest level of decision making (office of the Prime Minister) </li></ul><ul><li>Need to shift financing towards integrated health approaches, both for NCDs and CDs. </li></ul><ul><li>Need to close institutional gaps, where they still exist. (wildlife ?) </li></ul>
  5. 6. Thank you. Questions?

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