Side event 1: Women’s time allocation, agriculture, and nutrition

Date and Time

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 14:30 to 16:00

Event type



John Snow lecture theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street


Agricultural development plays a role in improving nutrition. However, agricultural practices and interventions determine the amount of time dedicated to agricultural and domestic work. Time spent in agriculture – especially by women – competes with time needed for resting, childcare and food preparation, and can have unintended negative consequences for nutrition. Does the evidence confirm that increased time burdens in agriculture have negative impacts on nutrition? To find out, LCIRAH and IFPRI conducted a systematic review on agriculture, time use and nutrition in low- and middle-income countries. In this seminar, the findings and the key policy implications of the LCIRAH-IFPRI systematic review will be presented and discussed. The session will be chaired by Suneetha Kadiyala, LCIRAH/ LSHTM and discussants will include: Deborah Johnston, SOAS/LCIRAH, Ewa Jarosz, Centre for Time Use Research (CTUR), Oxford, Hazel Malapit, A4NH/IFPRI, Monica Jain, HarvestPlus & IFPRI and Sara Stevano, LCIRAH/SOAS.

This is a public event organised alongside the 5th LCIRAH Annual Conference of the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH), held at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, June 3rd-4th.

To register for this side-event, click here.

For more information about the full conference and other side events, click here.