Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH)

LCIRAH was established under a five-year £3.5m grant from the Leverhulme Trust to build a new intersectoral and interdisciplinary platform for integrating research in agriculture and health, with a focus on international development goals.

For the Academy:
LCIRAH is a founder and part of the coordinating team of the Academy.
Lead person:
Prof. Jeff Waage, Chair, LCIRAH; Director, London International Development Centre (LIDC)


Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA)

IMMANA is a new research partnership funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and coordinated by LCIRAH. 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.

For the Academy:
The Academy forms part of IMMANA's three workstreams and its core funding comes from the IMMANA programme.
Lead persons:
Dr. Suneetha Kadiyala, IMMANA Principal Investigator; Senior Lecturer, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine/ LCIRAH
Anna Marry, Research Fellow in Knowledge Uptake and Management


CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH)

A4NH, led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), helps realise the potential of agricultural development to deliver gender-equitable health and nutritional benefits to the poor.

For the Academy:
A4NH is a founder and part of the coordinating team of the Academy. A4NH co-funds some of the Academy activities.
Lead persons:
Dr. John McDermott, Director, A4NH
Amanda Wyatt, Program Manager, A4NH

We encourage other institutions to get involved and partner with us to deliver specific Academy activities such as training or events.