AMPHoRA: Investigating air pollution controls from agriculture to protect heath
AMPHoRA = Assessing Mitigation Pathways to Realise Public Health Benefits of Air Pollutant Emission Reductions from Agriculture
What contribution can emission reductions from agricultural production make to improving public health in the UK?
The key aims of this project are to evaluate the health impact of food and agriculture strategies in the UK aimed at improving outdoor air pollution, and how to align them with strategies for reducing chronic disease and improving environmental sustainability, including reductions of greenhouse gas emissions, and to understand barriers and opportunities for rapid implementation of policies at scale.
Primary outputs will comprise scientific publications in peer-reviewed literature. These publications will draw from the substantial datasets generated by the project, which will be documented and stored in in UKCEH’s Environmental Information Data Centre for use by the wider scientific community after the conclusion of the project.
Outputs will also include reports and a novel, well-documented framework for the integrated, comprehensive assessment of environmental and public health benefits of interventions, as well as plain-English reports and accessible information materials for Focus Group events and to contribute to wider dissemination and engagement.
End of the project
30th June 2023 - the AMPHoRA project has now ended and a project report will be published in the coming months. The project team would like to thank stakeholders and those that provided input to the project.
Our sister project, AIM-HEALTH: Effectiveness of agricultural interventions to minimise the health impacts of air pollution, is funded by the same call from the National Institute for Health and Care Research.