Pre-Congress Workshops

1. Secure, safe, sustainable food systems: Safe today, optimal for the future

Pre-Congress Workshop Details

Venue: Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney, Australia
Dates: 30 November – 2 December 2016
Host: Healthy Food Systems: Nutrition, Diversity, Safety Node (
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Supplying reliable, adequate and safe nutrition for more than 7 billion people is among the most important and complex of human responsibilities. Although farmers and others involved in the food supply chain can usually achieve this goal locally, globally the food system is adversely affecting the ecosystem, (including soil, animals and plants) and people, especially through either under- or over-nutrition but also through other impacts and disease risks. These externalities create staggering human and financial costs placing a huge strain on already stretched national budgets for which there are always competing uses. The growing global population and associated environmental pressures necessitate a realignment of agriculture towards more specifically defined human nutrition and food safety needs, providing sufficient nutritious food without excessive or poorly targeted production. This is occurring at a time when support for agricultural research and development, essential to overcoming the inadequacies of the current system, has declined markedly. Can expertise in health, agriculture, environmental and social sciences come together to provide efficient solutions to the identified challenges?

This workshop brings together international researchers to review the links between food systems, the double burden of under and over nutrition and other human and environmental risks associated with food production and supply and to assess options for a food and nutrition-based response. Nutrition-sensitive value chains will be central to the discussions. The approach provides a framework for an interdisciplinary discussion and future planning around all aspects of food and nutrition security, from soils, food production and processing to market chains, consumers and their health and safety, food wastage, and socio-cultural issues.



  1. To build an interdisciplinary partnership to tackle the double burden of under- and overnutrition through a gender- and nutrition-sensitive agriculture (both plant- and animal-source food).
  2. To review and agree on feasible, food and nutrition-based options for mitigating the drivers that have led to the double burden in participating countries.
  3. To contribute to the global debate on the double burden and nutrition-sensitive agriculture at the International One Health Ecohealth Congress in December 2016.


  1. An interdisciplinary and multi-country research team created to tackle the double burden in collaboration with sustainable nutrition- sensitive agriculture. In the final days, participants will have agreed to a shared action plan for implementing collaborative activities to fill evidence gaps and inform evidence-based programs and policy.
  2. Participants will have identified feasible and cost-efficient options for enabling sustainable nutrition- sensitive agriculture (both plant- and animal-source food) to contribute to improved health and decreased health spending.
  3. The experiences and views of participants in relation to the double burden and nutrition-sensitive agriculture shared and valued at the International One Health Ecohealth Congress.
  4. The development of projects to implement feasible and cost-efficient options for enabling nutrition-sensitive agriculture to contribute to improved health and decreased health spending submitted within 12 months of the conclusion of the workshop.


2. One Health: Diseases at the Human-Animal Interface

Venue: Herston
Dates: 28 November – 2 December 2016 (1 week intensive)
Host: The University of Queensland
Further information: Simon Reid

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3. One Health Approach to Infectious Diseases

Venue: Geelong’s University Hospital Campus in Central Geelong
Dates: 29 November – 1 December 2016
Host: Geelong Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases
Further Information: Kim Halpin –

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Key Dates

Registration Open:
Now Open
Author Registration Deadline:
26 August 2016
Early Bird Registration Deadline:
26 August 2016
Late Breaking Author Registration Deadline:
1 November 2016
Congress Dates:
3 – 7 December 2016