Our Research

Research Portfolio

Hunger, malnutrition, and poor health are widespread and stubborn development challenges. Agriculture has made remarkable advances in the past decades, but progress in improving the nutrition and health of poor farmers and consumers in developing countries is lagging behind. A4NH is designed to fill the existing gap between agricultural development and its unfulfilled health and nutritional benefits. It is an integrative program focusing primarily on CGIAR's system level outcome to improve food and nutrition security for health.

A4NH Phase II Program Structure

In Phase II (2017-22), A4NH is organized into five flagships, which cover critical research areas in agriculture research for development. The flagships are a collection of projects that are strategically and scientifically defined and bring together people, ideas, and resources. Within each flagship, projects are grouped into clusters of activities according to the research outcomes the flagship aims to achieve.

A4NH Phase II Results Framework

Phase II Flagship Programs

A4NH's five complimentary Flagship Programs for Phase II are:

Flagship 1: Food Systems for Healthier Diets >> Click here to learn more about Flagship 1

Flagship 2: Biofortification >> Click here to learn more about Flagship 2

Flagship 3: Food Safety >> Click here to learn more about Flagship 3

Flagship 4: Supporting Policies, Programs, and Enabling Action through Research (SPEAR)  >> Click here to learn more about Flagship 4

Flagship 5: Improving Human Health >> Click here to learn more about Flagship 5


Cross-cutting units

A4NH's five Flagship Programs will work closely with three cross-cutting units which cut across the research portfolio. These three units include:

1. The Gender, Equity and Empowerment (GEE) unit >> Click here to learn more about the GEE unit

2. The Country Coordination and Engagement (CCE) unit >> Click here to learn more about the CCE unit

3. The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) unit >> Click here to learn more about the MEL unit