PhD candidate presents Pacific Island research in India

PhD candidate and registered dietitian Chris Vogliano presenting his research at the recent Agriculture, Nutrition and Health Academy Week in India.

School of Food and Advanced Technology PhD candidate Chris Vogliano recently presented his research on agrobiodiverse food systems in Solomon Islands, at the Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy Week in Hyderabad, India. 

Mr Vogliano, a registered dietitian nutritionist, was invited to share his research at the ANH Academy Week, which brings together researchers, practitioners and policymakers working across agriculture, nutrition and health sectors.

“It was a real pleasure to have the opportunity to present and connect with such passionate global health professionals working across disciplines towards the common goal of achieving food security for all,” Mr Vogliano says. “I was one of the few participants who work in the Pacific, and was glad that Pacific Islands had representation during this event.” 

Mr Vogliano’s presentation highlighted the importance of promoting agrobiodiverse food systems to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger, in Pacific Island developing states.  “Leveraging the power of locally adapted, nutrient-rich, biodiverse foods can be a key to providing food security for present and future generations.” 

A copy of Mr Vogliano’s presentation can be found here.

Mr Vogliano’s travel was made possible through a Massey University conference presentation grant. His research supervisors are Professor Barbara Burlingame, School of Health Sciences, Professor Jane Coad, School of Food and Advanced Technology, Dr Sunia Foliaki, Centre for Public Health Research and Associate Professor Carol Wham, School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition.

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