About us

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:

  1. Stimulate development of innovative methodological approaches and novel metrics in agriculture and food systems for improved health and nutrition;
  2. Build a cadre of early-career researchers skilled in developing and applying cutting-edge methods and metrics;
  3. Facilitate learning, sharing and new interdisciplinary research collaborations;
  4. 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:

Who is involved

Find out about IMMANA partners

Find out about the IMMANA team

Download the IMMANA leaflet