Responsive Agriculture Study
Setting Priorities for Supporting Health Through Food and Agriculture.
Responsive Agriculture is an agricultural system and food environment that supports health through nutrition while ensuring the system is economically robust and environmentally sustainable for future generations. A Task Force has been established to develop a national roadmap on research and translational priorities that will enable responsive agriculture solutions to benefit the nation. The Task Force’s work will be informed by three committees, each to be established through a nominations process.
We welcome your suggestions and invite you to nominate experts for these multi-disciplinary efforts to identify priorities for reducing chronic diseases, transforming agricultural ecosystems and agriculture-food value chain, and securing nutrition equity.
Click here to learn more about the charge for each of the committees.
Chronic Disease Reduction
Set priorities to achieve a food system that supports lifelong health and reduces health care costs.
Agricultural Ecosystems and Agriculture-Food Value Chain
Set priorities to achieve rural and urban food production and distribution systems that are high capacity, resilient, and sustainable within a thriving agriculture and food system economy that promotes human health through food.
Set priorities to achieve a food environment that supports stable, consistent access for all to make dietary choices that promote health through food.
A large and growing body of scientific research now directly links several chronic diseases to diet choices and lack of access to proper nutrition…
The food and agriculture system in the United States historically has been successful at addressing societal imperatives, such as reducing hunger and food insecurity. Yet there is an acknowledged disconnect between the domestic food system and the food environment in achieving human health — specifically, reducing the risks and effects of diet-related chronic disease.
Nomination Portal Now Open!
The three committees – Chronic Disease Reduction, Agricultural Ecosystems and Agriculture-Food Value Chain, and Nutrition Equity – will:
(1) set priorities within the assigned domain of responsive agriculture.
(2) identify the incentives, disincentives, and other factors that may influence achievability of each priority; and
(3) create an action plan for each priority aligning efforts, resources, and incentives to chart a path forward.
We are seeking nominations for experts from across the full spectrum of stakeholders, including researchers engaged in basic scientific research and applied agricultural technologies, decision-makers, public health professionals, food and agriculture related industry representatives, professional societies, consumers, and policy and medical experts. The intent is to bring together stakeholders who may not traditionally interact or work collaboratively, yet collectively hold the synergistic and unique potential to advance responsive agriculture in a way that identifies positive outcomes for food producers, consumers, and the nation.
Please submit nominations by June 7, 2023.
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