The Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH) is coordinating a new research partnership funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), called Innovative Metrics and Methods for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA).
The aim of IMMANA is “to accelerate the development of a robust scientific evidence base needed to guide changes in global agriculture to feed the world’s population projected to hit nine billion by 2050 in a way that is both healthy and sustainable“. In order to achieve this, IMMANA is working on four different but closely related activities:
1) Develop scientific evidence to inform effective policies and investments in agriculture for improved nutrition and health;
2) Engage with the research community to stimulate development of innovative methodological approaches and novel metrics;
3) Train young researchers in developing and applying cutting-edge methods;
4) Strengthen international interdisciplinary research collaborations for evidence-based policy making and programme design.… Click to read the full post