A4NH, Partners Convene ANH Academy Week 2018 in Accra, Ghana

More than 350 scientists from 50 countries met in Accra, Ghana, to advance research in agriculture, nutrition, and health during the third annual Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health (ANH) Academy Week, held June 25 to 29. The international conference was organized by the global research network ANH Academy, led by A4NH and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine’s (LSHTM) IMMANA program (Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions).

Agnes Quisumbing of IFPRI presents at the ANH Academy Week

Agnes Quisumbing of IFPRI presents at ANH Academy Week 2018. Photo J.Hodur/A4NH

This year, the Academy Week was held in partnership with the University of Ghana and the African Nutrition Society, alongside others.

Over the course of the week, attendees shared and discussed innovative research being conducted linking the fields of agriculture, nutrition, and health, including a wide range of work from across the A4NH research portfolio. Highlights included:

Jan Low, co-winner of the 2016 World Food Prize, delivers a keynote address at ANH 2018. Photo J.Hodur/A4NH

Following successful meetings in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 2016 and Kathmandu, Nepal, in 2017, the ANH Academy returned to Africa this year, with Ghana chosen as the host in order to bring the conference to a different part of the continent.

“We are delighted to have held this year’s ANH Academy Week in Ghana,” said John McDermott, Director of A4NH. “Having the Academy Week in West Africa allows researchers from the region to share their pioneering research with colleagues elsewhere, and engage the next generation of West African researchers with research leaders globally.”


ANH Academy is a global research network in agriculture and food systems for improved nutrition and health to serve as a platform for learning and sharing. It is jointly founded by the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH), the programme on Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA) led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH). To learn more about ANH Academy and this conference, please visit anh-academy.org/

Video from conference sessions will be available on the ANH Academy website soon.