Women’s roles in agriculture has been widely proposed as key to achieving improved maternal and child health and nutrition. In low-middle income countries (LMICs), rural households depend on agriculture for their livelihood, in which women actively participate, while also being more vulnerable than men to economic and food availability stresses.
- Moderator:Dr. Eileen Kennedy – Eileen Kennedy is a former dean of the Friedman School.
- Dr. Keith West – George G. Graham Professor of Infant and Child Nutrition, and Director of the Sight and Life Global Nutrition Research Institute in the Department of International Health at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland.
- Dr. Nassul Kabunga – an Evaluation Research Economist affiliated to the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University. Nassul Kabunga holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics and Rural Development from Goettingen University (in Germany), an MSc from Hannover University (in Germany), and a B.Sc. from Makerere University Kampala (Uganda).
- Alexandra Bellows – Alexandra Bellows is a nutrition PhD student in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.