AGRICOH is an international consortium of agricultural cohort studies formed in October of 2010 to encourage and support data pooling to study disease-exposure associations that individual cohorts do not have sufficient statistical power to study. The consortium also includes three general population cohorts with large proportions of farmers.
AGRICOH represents a formidable platform for studying a variety of health outcomes, including but not restricted to cancer; respiratory, neurologic, and auto-immune diseases; reproductive outcomes; allergic disorders; injuries; and overall mortality in association with a wide array of agricultural exposures in the participating cohort studies. To strengthen research in under-studied settings the consortium strives to identify new participating agricultural cohorts in low- and middle-income countries.
AGRICOH consists of representatives of individual cohort studies and from institutions having special assigned roles such as in coordination or exposure harmonisation. AGRICOH is open to researchers interested in investigating health outcomes in association with exposures present during farming and in the agricultural environment, through AGRICOH members. The consortium is coordinated by a steering group that runs for a term of five years (currently 2021-2025).