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Cambridge Global Food Security

A Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge

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CAMBRIDGE CONFERENCE ON GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY 23-24 JUNE 2016

Harnessing the natural and social sciences for future food supply, sustainability and equality

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Plant Biology

Understanding Plant development; Hybrid vigour; Photosynthesis to breed high-yielding crops in changing climates

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Food Landscapes

Biodiversity; Land-sparing; Water and ecosystems services; Soil management

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Infectious Diseases

Control of plant disease; Influenza-resistant strains of poultry; Food-borne zoonoses

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Modelling for Food Security

Predicting future demands for energy, land, water; Consequences of competing demands on land and sea for food, biodiversity, water, energy, climate stability

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Political Economy of Hunger and Food Supply

Drawing lessons from historical analyses of famine; Role of political structures in production & distribution of food; Archaeological & anthropological evidence for innovation

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Global Governance

BRIC countries; international politics; rising powers; World Trade Organization

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Land Resources and Regulatory Influences

Regulatory framework for land and development; Economics of land use change; Impact of demographic &climate change on future policy drivers

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Supply Chains

Innovation in food supply; Evaluating how food crises are driven by environmental, demographic, economic or political factors

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Food and Health

Metabolism; Improving nutrition; Reducing diet-related disease

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Global food security is a major research priority for UK and international science.

Cambridge Global Food Security is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University, which aims to integrate relevant research across Schools and Departments to improve our understanding of the challenges of food security and develop solutions.

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Upcoming events

Food Safety and Analysis Congress

Sep 06, 2016

Magdalene College, Cambridge

Innovation for an Agricultural Revolution

Nov 09, 2016

Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre, Hinxton

Food Matters Live

Nov 22, 2016

ExCeL, London.

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