Persone, alimentazione e ambiente.

BCFN YES! 2018

"We just ate dry bread": Understanding and halting the intergenerational chronic disease outcomes of young adults in Iraqi Kurdistan

Anna Grace Tribble
Anna Grace Tribble
USA
USA
Emory University - USA

Disrupting the intergenerational transmission of chronic disease in Iraq requires collaboration with local communities to sustainably improve their health.

Fetal exposure to maternal food insecurity increases the risk of childhood and adult obesity, predisposing children for chronic diseases later in life. Food insecurity’s impact on community health can be uniquely examined through Iraq’s conflict-disrupted, unsustainable food system. The project will retrospectively assess the effect of past maternal food insecurity during pregnancy on current offspring health through surveys and interviews among Iraqi households with young adults born before and after the Oil for Food aid program began in 1996. The research will be coupled with an intervention into community levels of obesity through neighborhood walking clubs and classes on nutrition and gardening, using interviews to tailor the intervention to the local community. The survey areas shown to have the highest rates of obesity among households will be targeted for the community obesity intervention, which will be sustained through the support of local leaders and local NGOs.

Shortlisted projects

Benin

Benin

Contribution of social capital to improve Indigenous Leafy Vegetables (ILVs) business model performance in Benin
Soulé Akinhola Adechian
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The Netherlands

The Netherlands

Changing food practices in a changing food environment: the case of Syrian and Turkish migrants in Almere
Anke Brons
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Germany

Germany

Can information campaigns break the food insecurity and migration trap? A randomized experiment in Edo State, Nigeria
Moritz Gallei
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USA

USA

"We just ate dry bread": Understanding and halting the intergenerational chronic disease outcomes of young adults in Iraqi Kurdistan
Anna Grace Tribble
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Nepal

Nepal

Male out-migration and agricultural feminization: Agricultural productivity and farm drudgery among females in Nepalese agrarian households
Binod Khanal
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USA

USA

YES! to participatory agroecology: Farmer-led plant breeding and soil regeneration in Maya milpas of southern Belize
Henry Anton Peller
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Italy

Italy

The Silent Revolution: How smallholder farmers collective knowledge is shaping soil productivity in Ethiopia
Martina Occelli
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Benin

Benin

Shaping the business environment for successful youth engagement in agricultural entrepreneurship: A case study of Benin/West Africa
Frejus Thoto
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Germany

Germany

Can a city feed its people? Analysis of urban soils in Adelaide towards their safety and potential for urban agriculture.
Matt Salomon
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Kenya

Kenya

Enhancement of Sustainable Agriculture through adoption of Bio-Integrated Crop Management among Small Holder Tomato Farmers in Tanzania: Conventional versus Non-Conventional Farming Methods.
Geraldin Lengai
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