Better nutrition for a growing population is a major challenge of our time. However, to improve nutrition, more understanding is needed of patterns of consumption, dietary practices and food systems. By improving standards for collecting and measuring data and developing innovative methodologies for evaluating agriculture and food systems, scientists will be able to build a robust evidence base, which in turn will guide actions to improve nutrition.

Examples of NRI’s work in this area include two projects carried out under the research initiative known as ‘IMMANA’ or ‘Innovative Metrics and Methods for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions’, funded with UK Aid from the UK government through the Department for International Development (DFID) and coordinated by the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH). Read more in our latest Annual Review.1.Access animal source foods J de Bruyn 750