Agriculture, Nutrition & Health Academy

The Agriculture, Nutrition & Health (ANH) Academy is a global research network in agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition and health to serve as a platform for learning and sharing.

The ANH Academy is part of the three workstreams of the IMMANA programme. It will aim to facilitate the sharing and adapting of methods and metrics developed through IMMANA Grants and Fellowships. It is also a broader partnership that aims to foster a community of researchers working at the intersection of agriculture, nutrition and health.

The ANH Academy is jointly founded and initial coordination is provided by the Leverhulme Centre on Integrative Research in Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH), IMMANA and CGIAR's Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH). It is hoped that new partners will join to support specific activities. 

The ANH Academy was launched on 3 June 2015 at the 5th LCIRAH Research Conference.

Download the ANH Academy concept note

Aim and objectives

The aim of the ANH Academy is to foster a global community of interdisciplinary researchers working on agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition and health.

The objectives of the Academy are to:

1. Share innovative research in agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition and health;
2. Stimulate the development and harmonisation of new research;
3. Help strengthen the capacity of the research community to undertake inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary research;
4. Facilitate the uptake of robust evidence in policies and programming in agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition and health.

Activities

The Academy will include the following activities:

•    An annual research conference, starting in June 2016
•    Technical and policy working groups
•    Online and face-to-face seminars and workshops
•    Online and face-to-face training opportunities
•    An online collaborative platform.

Get involved

Any researcher working at the intersection of  agriculture and food systems, nutrition and/ or health can apply to become a member of the Academy. Membership is free of charge.
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