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ANH2022 (Online & South Africa)

7th Annual Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy Week


Online, over two weeks: Monday 20 June - Thursday 30 June
With simultaneous French translation for the Research Conference

Thank you for joining us! This event has now concluded. The recordings can be found on the individual event pages. 

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ANH2022 Report

The 2022 ANH Academy Week conference report is now available for download, offering key highlights of the programme. 


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The 7th Annual Agriculture, Nutrition & Health Academy Week ANH2022 took place online this June in partnership with the Southern Africa Food Lab and a range of pan-African organisations - please see below for more information about our co-hosts. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic the ANH Academy Week rotated between African and Asian countries to lower barriers to participation around the world.  This year, we collaborated with longstanding partners to present an exciting ANH2022 virtual programme with a handful of hybrid events coming live from South Africa. 



ANH2022 was held over two weeks, including:

  • Learning Labs - Monday 20 to Thursday 23 June 
  • Research Conference - Tuesday 28 to Thursday 30 June 

Please see below for programmes for both weeks - click the session titles for more detail:


Learning Labs have now finished - please explore the programme below and click the session titles to learn more about each Lab:


Side Events

The ANH2022 Research Conference was accompanied by a multitude of side events hosted by organisations across the world on a wide range of topics. See the graphic below for the full schedule and visit the programme to learn more about specific events.


Watch Parties

While the main conference proceedings were held online on Zoom, ANH encouraged institutions to convene a watch party, an in-person gathering with colleagues in the same country/city to attend the Research Conference together. For more information visit the Watch Parties guidance page.


ANH2022 co-hosts

Find out more about this year’s co-hosts in South Africa and across the wider African continent:  

Southern Africa Food Lab (SAFL): Established in 2009, the Southern Africa Food Lab brings together diverse, influential stakeholders in southern African food systems to respond to systemic issues in creative ways and to inspire change in how we think and act on complex social challenges. Its purpose is to facilitate the interaction, communication, and collaboration between different stakeholders, including those with conflicting interests, to highlight the need for and to design and implement coherent, systemic responses to the food system through collaborative learning and experimental action. 

African Economic Research Consortium (AERC): Established in 1988, the African Economic Research Consortium is a capacity building institution to inform economic policies in sub-Saharan Africa. AERC has three primary components: research, training and policy outreach. The organization integrates economic policy research, postgraduate training and policy outreach within a network of researchers, universities and policy makers in Africa and worldwide. 

African Nutrition Society: Established in 2008, the African Nutrition Society (ANS) is a registered scientific professional body, a learned society formed by nutritional scientists, food scientists and other health professionals working in, and with an interest in the nutrition agenda for Africa. 

Food Environment Research Network (FERN): Established in 2019, the Food Environment Research Network (FERN), part of the MEALS4NCDs programme, aims to connect researchers in the African sub-region and Global North whose work relate directly or indirectly to improving food environments in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The FERN initiative kindles a collaborative environment and a cross-pollination of ideas towards creating healthier food environments in the African sub-region.