Teaching Resources

  

Lecture
In response to a well-articulated demand from the ANH Academy global community of researchers and educators, a Curriculum Enrichment Working Group was established, with the intention of designing an initiative to support lecturers in teaching interdisciplinary agriculture, nutrition and health topics. As part of this initiative, the Working Group conducted a mapping exercise of existing teaching materials on these topics available online.
 
On these pages you will find a directory of existing teaching resources, compiled by Emily Fivian, IMMANA Research Assistant, in consultation with the Working Group. The majority of these resources are open access, with no fees associated.
 
If you know of any materials that you feel the ANH community could use or adapt for interdisciplinary teaching and learning, please submit them via the form below or contact [email protected], and we will add them to these pages.
 
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Documents
Journals

*The following list contains examples of journals where you can find agriculture, nutrition and health interdisciplinary papers, however it is by no means exhaustive.

 

  • Agriculture & Food Security
    • ​​​​Publisher: BMC part of Springer Nature
    • Description: Agriculture & Food Security is a peer-reviewed open access journal that addresses the challenge of global food security. It publishes articles within the field of food security research, with a particular focus on research that may inform more sustainable agriculture and food systems that better address local, regional, national and/or global food and nutritional insecurity. The journal considers cutting-edge contributions across the breadth of relevant academic disciplines, including agricultural, ecological, environmental, nutritional, and socio-economic sciences, public health and policy.
    • Geographic location: Global
    • Access: Some articles open access
    • Themes: Environment, ecology, fisheries, animal husbandry, sustainability, food technology, food systems, agriculture, economics, information sciences, policy and practice, public health, nutrition, food security

 

  • Agricultural Economics
    • Publisher: Wiley Online Library
    • Description: Agricultural Economics is the journal of the International Association of Agricultural Economists.  The journal serves the IAAE by disseminating some of the most important research results and policy analyses in our discipline from around the world.  We aim to cover the economics of agriculture in its broadest sense, from food consumption and nutrition to land use and the environment, at every scale of analysis from households to markets and the macro-economy.
    • Geographic location: Global
    • Access: Some articles open access
    • Themes: Agricultural economics, food systems, nutrition, land use, environment

 

  • Food Policy
    • Publisher: Elsevier
    • Description: Food Policy is a multidisciplinary journal publishing original research and novel evidence on issues in the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of policies for the food sector in developing, transition, and advanced economies. Our main focus is on the economic and social aspect of food policy, and we prioritize empirical studies informing international food policy debates. 
    • Geographic location: Global
    • Access: Open access
    • Themes: Food policy, food systems, nutrition, food security, humanitarian aid, food safety, food technology, environment, sustainability

 

  • Food Security
    • Publisher: Springer
    • Description: Food Security is the initiative of a distinguished international group of scientists from different disciplines who hold a deep concern for the challenge of global food security, together with a vision of the power of shared knowledge as a means of meeting that challenge. To address the challenge of global food security, the journal seeks to address the constraints - physical, biological and socio-economic - which not only limit food production but also the ability of people to access a healthy diet.
    • Geographic location: Global
    • Access: Some articles are open access
    • Themes: Food security, nutrition, environment, ecology, food systems, sustainability, food safety, food policy, fragile contexts

 

  • Global Food Security
    • Publisher: Elsevier
    • Description: Global Food Security aims to publish papers that contribute to better understanding of economic, social, biophysical, technological, and institutional drivers of current and future global food security, nutrition and food systems. It aims to stimulate debate that is rooted in strong science, has strong interdisciplinary connections, and recognizes trade-offs that often occur as a result of reconciling competing objectives and outcomes that may differ depending on spatial and temporal scale.
    • Geographic location: Global
    • Access: Some articles are open access
    • Themes: Food security, nutrition, environment, ecology, food systems, sustainability, food safety, food policy, fragile contexts

 

  • Maternal & Child Nutrition
    • Publisher: Wiley Online Library
    • Description: Maternal & Child Nutrition addresses fundamental aspects of nutrition and its outcomes in women and their children, both in early and later life, and keeps its audience fully informed about new initiatives, the latest research findings and innovative ways of responding to changes in public attitudes and policy. Drawing from global sources, the Journal provides an invaluable source of up to date information for health professionals, academics and service users with interests in maternal and child nutrition. Its scope includes pre-conception, antenatal and postnatal maternal nutrition, women's nutrition throughout their reproductive years, and fetal, neonatal, infant, child and adolescent nutrition and their effects throughout life.
    • Geographic location: Global
    • Access: Open access
    • Themes: Maternal and child health, nutrition, economics, food policy, implementation studies, food security, behaviour change

 

  • Nature Food
    • Publisher: Nature
    • Description: The world faces unprecedented challenges in sustaining the health of the planet and 10 billion people occupying it by 2050. Research from the many scientific disciplines in food production, processing, distribution and consumption is well established and growing — the food community now requires high-quality thematic resources for joined-up thinking on global food challenges and their solutions. Nature Food is a monthly online journal publishing top-tier original research, reviews, comments and opinions on the theme of food, crossing the disciplines of food-related research in the natural, applied and social sciences. 
    • Geographic location: Global
    • Access: Some articles are open access
    • Themes: Food systems, sustainability, environment, ecology, social sciences

 

  • Nature Sustainability
    • Publisher: Nature
    • Description: Nature Sustainability publishes significant original research from a broad range of natural, social and engineering fields about sustainability, its policy dimensions and possible solutions. Understanding how to ensure the well-being of current and future generations within the limits of the natural world is the overarching goal of sustainability research. 
    • Geographic location: Global
    • Access: Some articles are open access
    • Themes: Agriculture, food security, environment, sustainability, climate change, circular economy, public health

 

  • The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
    • Publisher: Oxford Academic
    • Description: The most highly rated peer-reviewed, primary research journal in nutrition and dietetics, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) publishes the latest research on topics in nutrition, such as obesity, vitamins and minerals, nutrition and disease, and energy metabolism.
    • Geographic location: Global
    • Access: Some articles are open access
    • Themes: Nutrition, dietetics, public health, epidemiology, genomics

 

  • The Journal of Nutrition
    • Publisher: Oxford Academic
    • Description: The Journal of Nutrition (JN/J Nutr) publishes peer-reviewed original research papers covering all aspects of experimental nutrition in humans and other animal species; special articles such as reviews and biographies of prominent nutrition scientists; and issues, opinions, and commentaries on controversial issues in nutrition. Supplements are frequently published to provide extended discussion of topics of special interest.
    • Geographic location: Global
    • Access: Some articles are open access
    • Themes: Nutrition, public health, animal nutrition, One Health, maternal and child health

 

  • The Lancet Planetary Health
    • Publisher: The Lancet
    • Description: The Lancet Planetary Health, is a gold open access journal that seeks to be the pre-eminent journal for enquiry into sustainable human civilisations in the Anthropocene. As such, we publish peer reviewed research and reviews as well as comment, correspondence, and reportage broadly encompassing sustainable development (the SDG’s) and global environmental change. We particularly favour work that contributes to our understanding of, and transition into, a safe and just space for humanity, respecting planetary boundaries and the social and economic foundations of a healthy life. We are interested in all important aspects of societal development and its interaction with the environment including the drivers of change, the implications of those changes for people and society, and practical policies and interventions for a healthier planetary future.
    • Geographic location: Global
    • Access: Open Access
    • Themes: Planetary health, food systems, sustainability, environment, ecology, social sciences, economics, food policy

 

  • World Development
    • Publisher: Elsevier
    • Description: World Development is a multi-disciplinary monthly journal of development studies. It seeks to explore ways of improving standards of living, and the human condition generally, by examining potential solutions to problems such as: poverty, unemployment, malnutrition, disease, lack of shelter, environmental degradation, inadequate scientific and technological resources, trade and payments imbalances, international debt, gender and ethnic discrimination, militarism and civil conflict, and lack of popular participation in economic and political life.
    • Geographic location: Global
    • Access: Open access
    • Themes: Nutrition, food security, economics, gender, fragile contexts, poverty

 

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Lecture slides
  • Agriculture, nutrition, and health: Conceptualising the linkages

    • Organisation: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
    • Description: Pathways through which changes in agriculture affect health and nutrition.
    • Geographic location: Global
    • Access: Open access
    • Themes: agriculture, nutrition, health, agriculture policy, food systems, concepts and definition
    • Last updated: 2011

 

  • ANH101: Anthropology
    • Organisation: The London Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH), The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
    • Description: An introduction to anthropology and research methods in anthropology.
    • Geographic location: Global
    • Access: Open access
    • Themes: Anthropology, research methods, agriculture, health, ethnography
    • Last updated: 2016

 

  • Core Disciplines in Agriculture- Nutrition-Health Research: Economics
    • Organisation: The London Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH)
    • Description: Economics for agriculture: agriculture sector and economic growth and agriculture for poverty reduction and improve nutrition.
    • Geographic location: Global
    • Access: Open access
    • Themes: Economics, agriculture, nutrition, research methods, poverty reduction
    • Last updated: 2016

 

  • Core Disciplines in Agriculture- Nutrition-Health Research: Nutrition
    • Organisation: The London Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH), IMMANA
    • Description: Essential epidemiology, nutrition definitions and determinants, measuring malnutrition and nutrition intervention.
    • Geographic location: Global
    • Access: Open access
    • Themes: Nutrition, malnutrition, intervention, programming
    • Last updated: 2016

 

  • Food production, public health, and the environment
    • Organisation: John Hopkins University
    • Description: Modules on: 1) Food systems, Food Security and Public Health, 2) Historical and Ecological Perspectives on Food Production and Food Security, 3) Public Health and Rural Communities, 4) Food security: Hunger and access to food, 5) Policy and Economics, and 6) Improving food systems: Stories from the field.
    • Geographic location: US and Global
    • Access: Open access
    • Themes: Food systems, food security, public health, food production, rural communities, policy, economics
    • Last updated: 2013

 

  • Tackling agriculture-nutrition disconnects in South Asia
    • Organisation: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
    • Description: Political, institutional and policy-related challenges to enhancing the nutrition-sensitivity of agricultural systems in South Asia.
    • Geographic location: South Asia
    • Access: Open access
    • Themes: Policy, nutrition, agriculture, nutrition-sensitive, food systems, governance, gender, capacity strengthening
    • Last updated: 2013

 

  • The food system and nutrition: bringing it together
    • Organisation: John Hopkins University
    • Description: Climate smart agriculture and it's linkages with diets and nutrition.
    • Geographic location: Global
    • Access: Open access
    • Themes: Climate change, sustainability, climate smart agriculture, nutrition, health, value chains, food systems
    • Last updated: 2017

 

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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
  • Agriculture, nutrition, and health
    • Organisation: The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
    • Description: Explores the multi-sectoral links between agriculture, nutrition and health and consider how these interactions might be used to promote pro-poor agricultural development, reduce food and nutrition insecurity and improve the health of the poor.
    • Geographic location: Global
    • Access: Open access
    • Themes: Agriculture, nutrition, health, food security, programming, food systems, gender, research methods

 

  • Agri-Food Systems Analysis
    • Organisation: Institute for Human and Planetary Health, Doane University
    • Description: Understanding and evaluating sustainability metrics in relation to agri-food systems.
    • Geographic location: Non-specific
    • Access: Open access
    • Themes: Agriculture, food systems, sustainability, climate change, health policy, health

 

  • Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability
    • Organisation: SDG Academy
    • Description: In this course, learn about food security worldwide, the effects of malnutrition, how we manage ecosystems that provide food resources and more. You’ll emerge from this course with a clear answer to the question: What can I do to make food consumption and production more sustainable?
    • Geographic location: Non-specific
    • Access: Open access
    • Themes: Ecology, sustainability and environment, food security, nutrition and dietetics (including emergency nutrition), policy

 

  • Food and Our Future: Sustainable Food Systems in Southeast Asia
    • Organisation: Stockholm Environment Institute
    • Description: Explores how natural resources are currently used to take the food we eat from the field or ocean to our plates.
    • Geographic location: Southeast Asia
    • Access: Open access
    • Themes: Food systems, sustainability, environment, urbanisation, governance

 

  • Food science and nutrition: from the farm to you
    • Organisation: University of Leeds
    • Description: How food science and nutrition helps us to understand and study the fascinating world of food, including the supply chain, food technologies, and the differential nutrition needs across varying contexts.
    • Geographic location: Global
    • Access: Open access
    • Themes: Food systems, supply chain, nutrition, food chemistry, agriculture

 

  • Future of Food
    • Organisation: Penn State University
    • Description: Introductory-level science course that emphasizes the challenges facing food systems in the 21st century, including issues of sustainability, resilience, and adaptive capacity, and the challenges posed by food insecurity and modern diets to human health and well-being.
    • Geographic location: Global
    • Access: Open access
    • Themes: Food security, nutrition, health, sustainability, food systems

 

  • Gender in Food and Nutrition Security
    • Organisation: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    • Description: The importance of addressing gender equality in food and nutrition security and agricultural policy and programming.
    • Geographic location: Global
    • Access: Open access
    • Themes: Gender, food security, nutrition, policy, programming

 

  • Grand challenges: Food for thought
    • Organisation: Exeter University, Eden Project
    • Description: This course aims to educate you in the way that every human being can reduce their impact on our planet and inspire you to make global connections to tackle sustainability issues.
    • Geographic location: Global
    • Access: Open access
    • Themes: Sustainability, environment, food production, case study

 

  • Nutrition and Food Systems
    • Organisation: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    • Description: Professionals working in policy and institutional environments related to food, need to have the skills to design, implement, monitor and evaluate policies and programmes in a holistic and integrated way. They should be able to apply “systems thinking” in support of equitable, sustainable food systems and healthy diets. This MOOC offers an overview of food systems approaches, presents the components of food systems and analyses a range of pathways for addressing major challenges preventing the food systems from delivering healthy diets, in a sustainable way, for improved nutrition.
    • Geographic location: Global
    • Access: Open access, this course will take place between 17 September and 24 October 2021.
    • Themes: Food systems, healthy diets, sustainability, equity, systems thinking

 

 

 

  • The Future of Farming: Exploring Climate Smart Agriculture
    • Organisation: University of Reading
    • Description: Principles and practical applications of Climate Smart Agriculture: mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, adaption to climate change and stable or increased food production in the context of European dairy farming and wine production.
    • Geographic location: Europe
    • Access: Open access
    • Themes: Climate change, agriculture, sustainability, food security, food systems

 

  • The Health Effects of Climate Change
    • Organisation: Harvard University
    • Description: By looking at air quality, nutrition, infectious diseases, and human migration, this course will show you how increases in greenhouse gases impact public health.
    • Geographic location: Global
    • Access: Open access
    • Themes: Climate change, environment, nutrition, research methods, health

 

  • Trust in our food: Understanding food supply systems
    • Organisation: University of Reading
    • Description: Explores the challenges and responsibilities of different people in the food system, including the role of the consumer and assess the information available to consumers relating to issues of food safety, nutrition and quality, sustainability of production methods and how these affect consumer trust.
    • Geographic location: Global
    • Access: Open access
    • Themes: Food systems, supply chain, food safety, sustainability

 

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Participatory games
  • ‘Diet Dimensions’: a case study on a sustainable diets policy game
    • Organisation: ANH Academy, IMMANA
    • Description: A live social game that helps illustrate key issues and challenges around sustainable food systems. The game is an effective tool for encouraging people from various backgrounds to talk, interact and brainstorm projects to improve food system sustainability. It provides a novel way of exploring different strategies and their complex impacts. It is publicly available and can be adapted for different purposes.
    • Geographic location: Global
    • Access: Open access
    • Themes: Game, sustainability, food systems, participatory learning, agriculture, nutrition, health

 

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Short courses
  • Building a common vision for sustainable food and agriculture
    • Organisation: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    • Description: Challenges facing agriculture and food production systems and a coordinated approach towards sustainable food and agriculture. 
    • Geographic location: Global
    • Access: Open access
    • Themes: Food production systems, agriculture, sustainability, agriculture policy, food security

 

  • Gender in Food and Nutrition Security
    • Organisation: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    • Description: The course helps raise awareness about the importance of addressing gender equality in food and nutrition security and agricultural policy and programming. It also provides concrete skills and tools that can be used in real-life policy and programming situations.
    • Geographic location: Global
    • Access: Open access
    • Themes: Gender, equity, food policy, nutrition, food security, programming

 

  • Improving Nutrition through Agriculture and Food Systems
    • Organisation: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    • Description: Linkages between agriculture, food systems and nutrition. 
    • Geographic location: Global
    • Access: Open access
    • Themes: Agriculture, food systems, nutrition, nutrition-sensitive intervention, policy

 

  • Introduction to IPC
    • Organisation: Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC)
    • Description: This course introduces the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) as an analytical approach for decision-makers. It explains the concepts on which the IPC is based, and provides all the necessary information to appreciate and critically use IPC products.
    • Geographic location: Global
    • Access: Open access
    • Themes: Food security, malnutrition, governance, conceptual framework

 

  • Nutrition Essentials
    • Organisation: American Society for Nutrition
    • Description: This interactive online course helps you understand more about the foods you eat and how your body uses food to generate energy. You will learn how to build a healthy meal, follow easy-to-remember recommendations for food portions, and get tips to keep up healthy eating habits. This course is designed for any individual interested in learning the basics of good nutrition and healthy eating practices.
    • Geographic location: Global
    • Access: Fee required
    • Themes: Nutrition basics

 

  • Nutrition for Global Development
    • Organisation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
    • Description: This Master's-level module has been designed to explore the complicated problem of malnutrition in all its forms, highlighting its multi-sectoral causes, exploring the available evidence and identifying potential solutions.
    • Geographic location: Global
    • Access: Open access
    • Themes: Nutrition, food systems, climate change, humanitarian and fragile contexts, food security, interventions

 

  • Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems
    • Organisation: Tufts University
    • Description: Understanding the broad impacts of the food system in order to create effective policy and market solutions.
    • Geographic location: Global
    • Access: Fee required
    • Themes: Supply chain, policy, food systems, sustainability, nutrition, interventions

 

  • Sustainable Food Systems Certificate
    • Organisation: Harvard University
    • Description: Issues of food sustainability through the lens of agroecology, biology, anthropology, environmental studies, economics, and nutrition.
    • Geographic location: Global
    • Access: Fee required
    • Themes: Food security, sustainability, anthropology, agroecology, environment, nutrition, economics

 

  • Understanding the risk environment in agriculture
    • Organisation: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
    • Description: Agriculture is a risky sector. Extreme weather conditions, pests and diseases and market uncertainties are just few examples of events that can negatively affect farming activities, posing a major threat to households livelihood and food security. This course will present an overview of concepts linked to agricultural risk management, describing which risks farmers face, within a holistic approach that covers the entire agrifood system.
    • Geographic location: Global
    • Access: Open access
    • Themes: Agriculture, food systems, food security, economics

 

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Teaching methods
  • Nutrition-sensitive agriculture training resource package
    • Organisation: USAID, SPRING (Strengthening Partnerships, Results and Innovations in Nutrition Globally)
    • Description: This training resource package includes the building blocks for creating a nutrition-sensitive agriculture presentation or training program that reaches program leaders, managers, and other decision-makers in the form of presentations, activities, handouts, and session guides. 
    • Geographic location: Global
    • Access: Open access
    • Themes: Nutrition-sensitive, nutrition, agriculture, food systems, behaviour change, intervention

 

 

If you have any feedback on these teaching resources, please contact l[email protected].