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Dr. Anna Lartey

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Director of Nutrition

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Company Description: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • University of California , Davis
  • Ph.D. , nutrition
  • B.Sc.
    University of Ottawa , Canada
  • M.Sc.
    University of Guelph , Canada.
  • African Nutrition Leadership Program
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Sight & Life: News, 5 Dec 2014 [cached]
Anna Lartey honored Nutrition Leadership Award
Director of Nutrition at the Food and Agriculture Organization, Dr. Anna Lartey, Honored with Sight and Life's Nutrition Leadership Award> Read more
Director of Nutrition at the Food and Agriculture Organization, Dr. Anna Lartey, Honored with Sight and Life's Nutrition Leadership Award> Read more
"Dr. Lartey's work and enduring commitment has helped catapult nutrition to the top of global and national development agendas. Her dedicated service to implementing nutrition interventions at scale and developing leadership in nutrition throughout the African continent and beyond is a tremendous step towards making our vision of a world free from malnutrition a reality. Anna has worked tirelessly to break down silos and create linkages to move nutrition forward."
FAO's Nutrition Division ..., 1 July 2014 [cached]
FAO's Nutrition Division Director, Anna Lartey (far right), discusses ICN2 preparations with stakeholders from civil society and U.S. government agencies.
The FAO North America Liaison Office, on July 14, hosted a briefing on the upcoming Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) jointly organized by FAO and WHO. Anna Lartey, Director of FAO's Nutrition Division, presented an overview on preparations for the conference and its expected outcomes to representatives of civil society organizations and U.S. government agencies.
One of the central purposes of ICN2 is to promote policy coherence on nutrition issues at a national, regional and global level. The event will also contribute to "mainstreaming nutrition in the food and agriculture and health sectors," Ms. Lartey said. Nutrition challenges have grown far more complex in the past few decades, with various forms of malnutrition ranging from extreme hunger, undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies to obesity.
Today, 842 million people are undernourished, 2 billion people are affected by micronutrient deficiencies and 500 million adults are obese. No country or region is immune: in Africa, obesity rates are rising, Ms. Lartey noted.
In this current landscape, nutrition must be approached "comprehensively," she said, highlighting that ICN2 is helping national governments think about their health and agriculture policies as complementary in order to solve these problems.
As Ms. Lartey pointed out, the conference will "chart the path for the next ten years" of nutrition policy as it brings together high-level representatives from most countries - including Heads of State and Pope Francis - on the road to improve diets and end all forms of malnutrition.
Message from the president | International Union of Nutritional Sciences, 12 Aug 2015 [cached]
Anna Lartey IUNS President
(Prof Anna Lartey, Sept 20, 2013; Granada, Spain)
Activity Highlights [cached]
IUNS Council Member, Anna Lartey (of Ghana), reports on activities during 2006. [January, 2007]
African Nutrition Society, 30 June 2015 [cached]
Prof. Anna Lartey PhD IDRC Research Chair in Nutrition for Health and Socio-Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa, University of Ghana
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