Research at the intersection of agriculture and health by the Centers of the Consultative Group on International Research (CGIAR) has been building and accelerating in recent years. The CG Centers have a long tradition of working on nutrition, and now conduct a wide range of health-related work in the context of agriculture, such as malaria, HIV/AIDS, food safety and the health effects of pesticide use.
Since 2004, steps have been taken to co-ordinate the health-related work conducted by the 15 different Centers. This included the founding of a Director Generals committee, a stock-take of the Centers existing health-related work, a workshop on agriculture-health research in the CG and the publication of a series of briefs on Understanding the Links Between Agriculture and Health. In 2006, the Alliance Executive of the CGIAR endorsed the concept of a research platform on Agriculture and Health as a way to move forward.
This Resource Guide on CGIAR Research on Agriculture-Health Linkages is a portal to the work conducted in this area by the different CG Centers. It provides a means of identifying who is doing what on health. A staff contact is provided for each Center in case you are in need of further information. This guide will be regularly improved and updated.