Thursday, June 18, 2009

[EQ] Call for proposals: Promising Agriculture- Food policies and innovations to better health and nutrition - Latin America and the Caribbean

Promising Agriculture & Food policies and innovations to better health and nutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean


Request for Proposals

Deadline for the submission of proposals:  September 4, 2009




This Request for Proposals will fund 3 research proposals that aim to show how existing or potential agriculture and food policies or technological innovations
(e.g. biotechnology) can make a contribution to population health and diet with focus on obesity and non-communicable disease in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Proposals that incorporate issues of agriculture sustainability, preservation of culinary traditions or promote collaboration between agriculture and public health professionals are particularly encouraged.


The policies under scrutiny are expected to show potential or actual population impact on health/nutrition by way of modifying one or some of the following aspects: agriculture and trade policies, food security, food and nutrition policies and consumer behaviors (e.g. food-purchasing behavior and food consumption patterns).


Proposals must include:


- Show potential or actual population impact on health/nutrition as a result of manipulating some of the following aspects:
  agriculture and trade policies, food security issues, food and nutrition policies, food marketing and consumer behaviors;

- Original analysis or interpretation of (existing) data must support project’s main thesis or proposition;

- Show collaboration of public health scientists and experts on agriculture or food policy;

- Projects that incorporate issues of agriculture sustainability or preservation of culinary traditions are a plus.


Eligible Applicants:


The Principal-Investigator must be an “in-country” professional from any of the region’s countries (Latin American & the Caribbean) and must be affiliated to an institution with identifiable research experience;


Email applications with a Subject: PAHO RFP FOOD POLICY & HEALTH must be sent to Dr. Enrique Jacoby,
email addresses:  with copy to  no later than September 4, 2009, 02:00PM (US Eastern Time).

Enrique R. Jacoby MD, MPH, Regional Advisor, Healthy Eating and Active Living

Non Communicable Diseases Unit, HSD/NC - Pan American/World Health Organization

525 23rd Street N.W. Washington D.C. 20037-2895

Tel (202) 974 3539 Fax (202) 974 3632 email:



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