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Nutrition, Inequality, Gender and Food Security

AAEA annual meeting organized symposium session

The 2024 AAEA Annual Meeting Organized Symposium session “Nutrition, Inequality, Gender and Food Security” will feature short presentations on issues of smallholder farming, agricultural development, and food security in low-and middle-income countries. Despite economic development in many countries, food insecurity remains widespread, affecting hundreds of millions of humans. The concept of food security is evolving, if not politicized, and now encompasses gender, inequality, and healthy diets unattained by most, including in industrialized countries. Several concepts get amalgamated into food insecurity, although they are vastly different and have very different implications for human development. The short presentations are followed by a moderated discussion with the audience. The presenters involve a mixture of high-potential early-career researchers and more senior colleagues.

Presentations in this session:

  1. Economic shocks and conflict have more severe impacts on dietary diversity among women than men in conflict-affected MyanmarTauseef Salauddin, International Food Policy Research Institute
  2. Exogenous Shocks and Nutrition: Evidence from BangladeshJaweriah Hazrana, Arizona State University

This session will take place on Monday, July 29 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm CST in the New Orleans Marriott in Studio 9 on the second floor.

If you are interested in attending the 2024 AAEA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA, please send a completed complimentary media registration to Allison Ware in the AAEA Business Office. You can also learn more on our Annual Meeting Media Kit page.

ABOUT AAEA: Established in 1910, the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) is the leading professional association for agricultural and applied economists, with 2,500 members in more than 60 countries. Members of the AAEA work in academic or government institutions as well as in industry and not-for-profit organizations, and engage in a variety of research, teaching, and outreach activities in the areas of agriculture, the environment, food, health, and international development. The AAEA publishes three journals, the Journal of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (an open access journal), the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, as well as the online magazine Choices and the online open access publication series Applied Economics Teaching Resources. To learn more, visit

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Senior Communications & Membership Manager
(414) 918-3190