Dr. Anna Lartey

Director, Nutrition, FAO

Anna Lartey is the Director of Nutrition at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome Italy. She joined FAO in October 2013. Prior to that she was a Professor of Nutrition at the University of Ghana. Anna attended the University of California, Davis, USA, as a Fulbright student and received her Ph.D. in International nutrition. She obtained her MSc and BSc degrees from the University of Guelph and University of Ottawa, Canada respectively. She worked as a researcher in Sub-Saharan Africa for 27 years. Her research focused on maternal 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). She was nominated a “Yo Kama” (Ideal woman) in 2012 by the Manya-Krobo Traditional Council.

She is the recipient of the Sight and Life Nutrition Leadership Award for 2014. Currently wears another global hat as the President of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS, 2013-2017)