Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA) is a new research initiative funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and coordinated by LCIRAH.
IMMANA aims to accelerate the development of a robust scientific evidence base needed to guide changes in global agriculture and food systems to feed the world’s population in a way that is both healthy and sustainable.
IMMANA's objectives are to:
- Stimulate development of innovative methodological approaches and novel metrics in agriculture and food systems for improved health and nutrition;
- Build a cadre of early-career researchers skilled in developing and applying cutting-edge methods and metrics;
- Facilitate learning, sharing and new interdisciplinary research collaborations;
- Develop scientific evidence to inform policies and investments in agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition and health.
What we do
IMMANA consists of three interrelated workstreams:
- Competitive Research Grants to Develop Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA Grants)
- Post-Doctoral Fellowships for Emerging Leaders in Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health Research (IMMANA Fellowships)
- Agriculture, Nutrition & Health Academy - a global research network in agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition and health.