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

A4NH Phase II Flagship Programs

Flagship 1: Food Systems for Healthier Diets

Flagship 2: Biofortification 

Flagship 3: Food Safety

Flagship 4: Supporting Policies, Programs, and Enabling Action through Research (SPEAR)

Flagship 5: Improving Human Health


Cross-Cutting Units

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

Gender, Equity and Empowerment (GEE)

Country Coordination and Engagement (CCE)

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL)