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£50,000 IMMANA Fellowship Awarded to PJTSAU Doctorate

Shirisha Junuthula, a doctorate from PJTSAU received £50,000, a prestigious IMMANA fellowship funded by Gates foundation. She is the only Indian to recieve the fellowship among 6 fellowships awarded globally for 2022.

Shirisha Junuthula received her MSc and PhD in Foods and Nutrition from Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU), India and a Post Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Extension Management from National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), India.

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Currently working as a Project Associate at MANAGE, an apex body of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers welfare, Govt of India. She is working for The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) project on Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture. Her earlier projects were focused on Self Help Groups (SHGs), Midday meals program evaluation, Millet consumption among Tribal and Urban population, Urban farming & Microgreens conducted in association with ICRISAT and MHRD.

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The Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA) programme aims to improve nutrition and health by strengthening tools, capacity and evidence in agriculture and food systems research.

Through competitive research grants and fellowships, interdisciplinary collaboration and cutting-edge synthesis, this five-year programme will accelerate the development of a robust scientific evidence base needed to guide changes in global agriculture and food systems to feed the world’s population in a way that is both healthy and sustainable.

Published date : 31 Oct 2022 06:36PM

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