The Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy is a global community of interdisciplinary researchers, practitioners, and policymakers working on agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition and health, with over 9,000 members in 145+ countries.
It is one of three workstreams of the Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA) programme, which, since 2015 has been accelerating progress on tools, data and capacity needed to guide evidence-based policy in agriculture-food systems, nutrition and health.
The ANH Academy aims to facilitate learning and sharing among this global network and beyond; to lower barriers to participation in science and policy; and to foster equitable and interdisciplinary partnerships in research and practice.
Build an interdisciplinary community to share innovative research in agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition and health
Stimulate the development and harmonisation of new research
Support the strengthening and sharing of capacity among the research community to undertake inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary research
Facilitate the uptake of robust evidence in policies and programmes in agriculture and food systems for healthy, sustainable and equitable nutrition
What we do
Annual ANH Academy Week, where hundreds of Academy members meet for learning labs and an interdisciplinary research conference
Working groups to accelerate research by sharing experience and synthesising disparate research methods, metrics and approaches
Skills-based trainings via face-to-face gatherings and webinars
Curriculum enrichment resources and support for educators in higher education in interdisciplinary topics on agriculture-food systems, nutrition and health
The ANH Academy is co-funded with UK Aid from the UK government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and is led by the London School of Tropical Hygiene and Medicine (LSHTM) in partnership with Tufts University and other organisations around the world.
The ANH Academy’s goal of fostering sharing and learning is about bringing people from many disciplines and backgrounds together – facilitating opportunities for people to exchange knowledge and experiences from different contexts and perspectives.