Grants Round 1

Awardees of IMMANA Grants Round 1:
 

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research:
The Women’s Empowerment in Nutrition Index (WENI): Measuring nutritional empowerment to better link agriculture to nutrition

PI: Sudha Narayanan
Partners: Erin Lentz (University of Texas, Austin), Marzia Fontana (independent), Nijera Kori, Sabarmatee Tiki (independent), Bharati Kulkarni (National Institute of Nutrition)
Start date: 1 September 2015 (36 months)
Value: £249,617
Countries of research: India, Bangladesh

International Food Policy Research Institute
Leveraging value chains to improve nutrition: collaborative learning initiative on methods and metrics for improving the identification, design and evaluation of interventions

PI: Aulo Gelli
Partners: Jason Donovan (ICRAF), Mutinta Hambayi, Susanna Sandstorm, Nancy Aburto, David Ryckembusch (all World Food Programme), Noora Aberman, Summer Allen (both IFPRI)
Start date: 1 September 2015 (28 months)
Value: £249,669
Countries of research: Malawi

Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Women’s empowerment in livestock-focused agriculture: Identifying and understanding pathways to impact for maternal and child nutrition in East Africa

PI: Amy Webb Girard
Partners: Usha Ramakrishnan, Kathryn Yount, Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere (all Emory University), Paula Dominguez-Salas (RVC London), Isabelle Baltenweck, Delia Grace, Rudolph Gleason (all ILRI), Misaganaw Eticha Dubie (Stand for Vulnerable Organisation)
Start date: 1 September 2015 (36 months)
Value: £249,486 
Countries of research: Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia

Tufts University
Indicators of Affordability of Nutritious Diets in Africa (IANDA)

PI: Jennifer Coates (Tufts University), Anna Herforth (Columbia University)
Partners: Rebecca Heidkamp (Johns Hopkins University), William Masters (Tufts University) - Co-Investigator, Daniel Sarpong (University of Ghana), Fulgence Joseph Mishili, Joyce Kinabo (both Sokoine University)
Start date: 1 September 2015 (24 months)
Value: £249,887 
Countries of research: Ghana, Tanzania

University of Michigan
Developing an innovative approach to measuring the livelihoods of smallholder farmers and testing critical linkages from farmer livelihoods to nutrition

PI: Andrew Jones
Partners: Jennifer Blesh (University of Michigan), Andrew Dillon (Michigan State University), Innovations for Poverty Action
Start date: 1 September 2015 (28 months)
Value: £225,104
Countries of research: Burkina Faso

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
Surveillance of Climate‐Smart Agriculture for Nutrition (SCAN)

PI: Todd Rosenstock
Partners: Brian DeRenzi (University of Cape Town), Christine Lamanna (ICRAF), Suneetha Kadiyala (LCIRAH), Sabrina Chesterman (ICRAF)
Start date: 1 September 2015 (24 months)
Value: £249,999
Countries of research: Zambia and Ethiopia

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
Probabilistic Causal Models for Nutrition Outcomes of Agricultural Actions

PI: Eike Luedeling
Partners: Keith Shepherd, Ramni Jamnadass, Christine Jost (all ICRAF), Norman Fenton (Queen Mary, University of London), Michael Krawinkel (University of Gießen), Christian Borgemeister (Centre for Development Research), Martin Neil (Agena Ltd)
Start date: 1 September 2015 (24 months)
Value: £250,000
Countries of research: Kenya, UK, Germany