ANH2019 Call for Abstracts

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 and submission deadline

Authors should submit abstracts through Submittable by 13 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

Selection process

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.

Financial support

The ANH Academy is offering a limited number of bursaries to presenters to contribute towards travel costs and accommodation. Preference will be given to applicants from low-and middle- income countries. Application for bursaries will open after the abstracts have been selected for oral and poster presentations. Applicants who express an interest in applying for a bursary will be sent information in early 2019. Please ensure that you register your interest in the final question on the abstract submission page.

Download the full Call for Abstracts 
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