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
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.
The Principal-Investigator must be an “in-country” professional from any of the region’s countries (Latin American & the
Email applications with a Subject: PAHO RFP FOOD POLICY & HEALTH must be sent to Dr. Enrique Jacoby,
email addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org with copy to email@example.com 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
Tel (202) 974 3539 Fax (202) 974 3632 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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