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Cambridge University Strategic Initiative in Global Food Security

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Forests benefit food security

New report launched by Cambridge academic at UN Forum on Forests

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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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Rebalancing Agriculture will Deliver for Nutrition and Gender Equality

May 19, 2015

Agriculture needs rebalancing if it is to fulfill its fundamental responsibility to deliver nutrition, writes Lynn Brown in a blog for Secure Nutrition.

Forests and food security - new report launched

May 13, 2015

New study launched at the UN Forum on Forests.

Seed funding for innovation in Global Food Security research

May 05, 2015

Applications are invited for small seed-funding grants to encourage multi-disciplinary collaboration across the university in the area of Global Food Security. (Internal, University of Cambridge).

CUTEC Sustainable Futures Challenge

Apr 24, 2015

Cambridge University Technology and Enterprise Club aims to bring together students, academics, staff, and alumni to tackle problems relating to the question: “How can we enable sustainable supply and production of food and water in a sustainable fashion?”

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