Grants Round 2

Awardees of IMMANA Grants Round 2:
 

•    International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT): His and Hers, time and income: How intra-household dynamics impact nutrition in agricultural households

•    Wageningen Economic Research, Stichting Wageningen Research: ENRICH - Enriching vegetable consumption by using reliable, cheap and fast consumer-generated data: a proof of principle study for real-time and in-situ method and metrics to assess vegetables intake by targeted consumers in Nairobi, Kenya.

•    London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM): Development and validation of a rapid assessment tool to identify nutrient gaps in local food systems and help design nutrition sensitive interventions for agriculture projects

•    Natural Resources Institute (NRI), University of Greenwich: Using Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) to understand the relationships between labour-saving agricultural innovations, women’s time use and maternal and child nutrition outcomes

•    Natural Resources Institute (NRI), University of Greenwich: NUTRI-P-LOSS: Nutritional Postharvest Loss Estimation Methodology

•    Northwestern University: A novel tool for the assessment of household-level water insecurity: scale refinement, validation, and manual development

•    University of Reading: New Keys for Old Black Boxes: Developing Methods to Improve Nutrition Assessment by Measuring Energy Expenditure

•    University of Stirling: Aquatic Food for Health and Nutrition (AQN): A metric for assessing the impacts on nutrition and health of agroecosystems producing farmed seafood

International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

His and Hers, time and income: How intra-household dynamics impact nutrition in agricultural households

PI: Jennifer Twyman
Partners: Pilar Useche (University of Florida), Carolina Gonzalez (CIAT), Elise Talsma (CIAT)
Start date: 1 January 2017
Duration: 24 months
Value: £249,984
Countries of research: Guatemala
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Wageningen Economic Research, Stichting Wageningen Research

ENRICH - Enriching vegetable consumption by using reliable, cheap and fast consumer-generated data: a proof of principle study for real-time and in-situ method and metrics to assess vegetables intake by targeted consumers in Nairobi, Kenya.

PI: Ruerd Ruben
Partners: Karin Zimmermann (LEI-Wageningen), Thom Achterbosch (LEI-Wageningen), Ralph Leonard Roothaert (AVRDC), Jeanne de Vries (Wageningen UR – Humane Voeding), Stepha McMullin (The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)), Michelle Provoost (INTI: The International New Town Institute), Imelda A. Mueni (STRAT: @iLabAfrica – Strathmore University)
Start date: 1 February 2017
Duration: 24 months
Value: £250,000
Countries of research: Kenya
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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

Development and validation of a rapid assessment tool to identify nutrient gaps in local food systems and help design nutrition sensitive interventions for agriculture projects

PI: Elaine Ferguson
Partners: Frances Knight (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine), Jan Low (International Potato Center (CIP), Srinivasulu Rajendran (International Potato Center (CIP), Temesgen Bocher (International Potato Center (CIP)
Start date: 14 December 2016
Duration: 24 months
Value: £249,999
Countries of research: Regions: UK, Africa, Asia and Latin America
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Natural Resources Institute (NRI), University of Greenwich

Using Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) to understand the relationships between labour-saving agricultural innovations, women’s time use and maternal and child nutrition outcomes

PI: Kate Wellard
Partners: Elaine Ferguson (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine), Lora Forsythe (Natural Resources Institute), Jan Priebe (Natural Resources Institute), Joweria Nambooze (Africa Innovations Institute), Francis Alacho (Africa Innovations Institute)
Start date: 5 December 2016
Duration: 24 months
Value: £249,968
Countries of research: Uganda, UK
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Natural Resources Institute (NRI), University of Greenwich

NUTRI-P-LOSS: Nutritional Postharvest Loss Estimation Methodology

PI: Aurelie Bechoff, Keith Tomlins
Partners: Diego Naziri (International Potato Centre (CIP), Uganda), Eria Simba (National Agricultural Research Laboratories of the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO), Uganda), Brighton Mvumi (University of Zimbabwe), Suzanne Nielsen (Purdue University), Zhengyuan Zhu (Iowa State University), Bruno Tran (NRI, AfricaRice, Benin)
Start date: 5 December 2016
Duration: 24 months
Value: £249,920
Countries of research: Zimbabwe, Uganda, USA, and UK
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Northwestern University

A novel tool for the assessment of household-level water insecurity: scale refinement, validation, and manual development

PI: Sera Young
Partners: Phelgona Otieno (Kenya Medical Research Institute; Shamba Maisha Consortium), Sheri Weiser (University of California, San Francisco; Shambia Maisha Consortium), Amber Wutich (Arizona State University), Wendy Jepson (Texas A&M University), Lauren Pincus (Shamba Maisha Consortium)
Start date: 5 December 2016
Duration: 24 months
Value: £249,854
Countries of research: Bangladesh, Brazil, Guatemala, Kenya, Nepal, Tajikistan
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University of Reading

New Keys for Old Black Boxes: Developing Methods to Improve Nutrition Assessment by Measuring Energy Expenditure

PI: Giacomo Zanello
Partners: C.S. Srinivasan (University of Reading), Patrick Webb (Tufts University), Radhika Cherukuri (National Institute of Rural Development), Paul Nkegbe (University for Development Studies, Ghana)
Start date: 5 December 2016
Duration: 24 months
Value: £249,626
Countries of research: Ghana, India, Nepal, and UK
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University of Stirling

Aquatic Food for Health and Nutrition (AQN): A metric for assessing the impacts on nutrition and health of agroecosystems producing farmed seafood

PI: David Little
Partners: Francis Murray (University of Stirling), Baukje de Roos (University of Aberdeen), Nanna Roos (Royal University of Copenhagen), Alan Sneddon (University of Aberdeen), EleanorGrieve (University of Glasgow), Abdullah-Al Mamun (Noakhali Science and Technology University), Tahmeed Ahmed (International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh), Santhia Ireen (International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh)
Start date: 14 December 2016
Duration: 24 months
Value: £247,368
Countries of research: Bangladesh, Cambodia and UK