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 5,700 members in 145+ countries, over 60% of whom are in Africa or Asia.
It aims to facilitate the sharing and adapting of methods and metrics developed through IMMANA grants and fellowships but is also a broader partnership that fosters and convenes the community of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers working at the intersection of 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. Led by the London School of Tropical Hygiene and Medicine (LSHTM), the ANH Academy’s founding partners are the London Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH), IMMANA, and the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH).
Any researcher, policymaker or practitioner working at the intersection of agriculture and food systems, nutrition, and/or health can become a member of the Academy, which is free of charge.
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;
Help strengthen the capacity of the research community to undertake inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary research; and
Facilitate the uptake of robust evidence in policies and programming in agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition and health.
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 and metrics.
Skills-based trainings via face-to-face gatherings and webinars.
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.