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Cambridge Global Food Security

A Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge

Department A-Z


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

Engineering and Technology Innovation for Global Food Security

Oct 24, 2016

Cape Town, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Speed Networking

Oct 27, 2016

Department of Engineering, Main Site Lecture Room 4

Innovation for an Agricultural Revolution

Nov 09, 2016

Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre, Hinxton

11th Hugh Bunting Memorial Lecture: Tim Wheeler speaks about Climate Smart Agriculture

Nov 09, 2016

John Madejski Lecture Theatre, Reading University, Earley Gate. Reading, RG6 6AR

Upcoming events