Anna Lartey Director of Nutrition Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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Anna Lartey is the Director of Nutrition and Food Systems Division at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy, since 2013. Prior to that she was a Professor of Nutrition at the University of Ghana (1986-2013). She was a Fulbright fellow (1994-1998) at the University of California, Davis, USA. She worked as a researcher in Sub-Saharan Africa for 27 years. Her research focussed on maternal and child nutrition. Anna won the University of Ghana’s “Best Researcher Award for 2004”. She held the International Development Research Center (IDRC, Canada) Research Chair in Nutrition for Health and Socioeconomic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa (2009-2014). Anna Lartey was honoured with the Ghana Women of Excellence award in 2012. She was the recipient of the Sight and Life Nutrition Leadership Award for 2014. Anna Lartey is the Immediate Past President of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS, 2013-2017). Anna was recently awarded a Doctor of Science honoris causa, by McGill University (June 2018).