Dr. Anna Herforth is the co-Director of the Food Prices for Nutrition project. This project aims to use existing food price data to understand access to healthy diets, toward longstanding global goals of food security. Overall, Dr. Herforth’s work is on improved global food and diet measurement, to enable increased action toward healthy diets and true abundance in food systems. Her work helps to provide tools and data for feasible, scaled measurement of diet quality (Global Diet Quality Project), access to healthy diets (Food Prices for Nutrition), and food environments (Food Environment Toolbox, Food Systems Dashboard). This focus stems from over a decade of consulting for international organizations on the topic of linking agriculture, food systems and nutrition, including with the World Bank, FAO, WHO and other UN institutions, CGIAR, and several bilateral government donors. She has worked in Africa, South Asia, and Latin America, including with agricultural and indigenous communities. She holds a Ph.D. in International Nutrition from Cornell University, M.S. in Food Policy from Tufts University, and a B.S. in Plant Science from Cornell University. Dr. Herforth co-founded and co-leads the Agriculture-Nutrition Community of Practice (Ag2Nut), a professional community of over 7,500 members from 130 countries. She is also a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and a Visiting Senior Researcher in the Division of Human Nutrition and Health at Wageningen University & Research.
Previous project: Indicators of Affordability of Nutritious Diets in Africa