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Forthcoming meetings and workshops



A workshop on Training in the Interfaces between Food Availability, Food Conservation, and Human Nutrition in the Caribbean Community Region was held in St. Augustine, Trinidad, 12-15 January 1981. The objective of the workshop was to bring together staff from various organizations in countries of the Caribbean to participate in the development of an integrated post-graduate training and research programme relevant to this subject.

The principle outcome of the meeting is that a master of science programme on the interfaces between food availability, food conservation, and human nutrition, to be organized by the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of the West Indies, will start in October 1981. The Faculties of Medicine, Engineering, and Social Sciences will also be involved in the course, and the Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CFNI), the Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI), and the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) will collaborate.

A full report of the workshop will be available later.

Forthcoming meetings and workshops

Hunger and Society

Research Priorities and Co-operation on the Right to Food. May. Oslo, Norway.. Conveners: Dr. J. Traylor, Dr. T. Marchione, Dr. A. Eide, Dr. W. Barth Eide, Institute for Nutrition Research, University of Oslo, PO Box 1046, Oslo 3, Norway.

Food and Imperialism in East and Southern Africa. June. Nairobi, Kenya.. Convener: Dr. R. Rotberg, Department of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 18 Vassar St., Cambridge, Mass. 02139, USA.

Nutrition Component of National Policy and Planning. 16-21 August. San Diego, Calif., USA. Conveners: Dr. F.T. Sai, PO Box M197, Accra, Ghana; Mr. Sol Chafkin, Division of National Affairs and Social Development, The Ford Foundation, 320 E. 43rd St., New York, N.Y. 10017, USA.

Hunger and Technology

Vitalizing Traditional Food Technologies. July. Mysore, India. Convener: Dr. C.P. Natarajan, Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore 570013, India.

Hunger and Health

Interactions of Diarrhoea and Malnutrition, Pathophysiology, Epidemiology, and Interventions. 11 -15 May. Bellagio, Italy. Convener: Dr. L. Chen, International Nutrition Program, Room 20A-222, MIT, 18 Vassar Street, Cambridge, Mass. 02139, USA.

Energy-Protein Relationship. August. San Diego, Calif., USA. Convener: Dr. G.K. Davies, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla. 32611, USA.

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