Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA) is a £13m ($18m) five-year programme (2020-2024) which will accelerate progress on tools, data and capacity needed to guide evidence-based policy in agriculture-food systems, nutrition and health.
This second phase of IMMANA deploys a package of competitive research funding calls, career development fellowships, and a multi-disciplinary global network – the Agriculture, Nutrition and Health Academy - to stimulate the generation, validation, and sharing of cutting-edge methods, metrics and tools to solve acute problems in malnutrition and health.
IMMANA is co-funded with UK Aid from the UK government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and is led by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), in partnership with Tufts University and the University of Sheffield.
- Stimulate the development and validation of innovative methods and novel metrics in agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition and health;
- Build a cadre of future leaders skilled in developing and applying cutting-edge methods and metrics;
- Facilitate learning, sharing, and new interdisciplinary research collaborations;
- Develop scientific evidence to inform policies and investments in agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition and health.
- Grants for research to develop and validate innovative methods and metrics, filling the key knowledge gaps including impact evaluation.
- Fellowships, to build a cadre of emerging leaders in agriculture and food systems, nutrition and health research.
- Synthesis of data and literature in agriculture, food systems, nutrition and health.
- As a founding partner, IMMANA leads the Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy, a global community of over 8,000 researchers, practitioners and policymakers in 145+ countries, working at the intersections of agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition and health.
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