Dr. Rachel Bezner Kerr

Dr. Rachel Bezner Kerr

My research interests converge on the broad themes of agroecology, food security, health, nutrition and social inequalities, with a primary focus in southern Africa. There are three major areas of my work, namely 1) agroecology, food security and social processes in rural Africa; 2) social relations linked to health and nutritional outcomes and 3) local knowledge and climate change adaptation. My long-term collaborative research project in Malawi with the Soils, Food and Healthy Communities organization (SFHC) is the hallmark of my work on sustainable food and diets.  We have shown improvements in child nutrition, food security and soil management for smallholder farming families who struggle with food insecurity, degraded lands and child malnutrition.Read more

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www.soilandfood.org

https://devsoc.cals.cornell.edu/people/rachel-bezner-kerr