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Cambridge Global Food Security

A Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge

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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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March 2017: Meet Dr Helen Anne Curry

Apr 11, 2017

Helen Anne Curry is an historian of science who is fascinated with biology and biotechnology.

Agri-Inno brings together young innovators from Egypt and Cambridge

Mar 30, 2017

Last week, a cross-disciplinary group of 12 Egyptian Researchers & Entrepreneurs worked together with 12 Cambridge Researchers & Entrepreneurs to find innovative ways of addressing the challenge of Agricultural Waste in Egypt.

Interactive workshop on how to reduce food waste using big data and digital technology

Mar 30, 2017

From Big Data for Better Crops, to Digital Supply Chains, an interdisciplinary workshop explored innovative ways of reducing food waste in developing countries.

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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 of Cambridge. We promote an interdisciplinary approach to addressing the challenge of ensuring all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and preferences for an active and healthy life. 

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Next Steps for Sugar Reduction

Apr 27, 2017

Central London-UK Headquarters, 4 Bracknell Beeches, Old Bracknell Lane West, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 7BW

Tackling Childhood Obesity: Are we doing enough?

May 11, 2017

Howard Lecture Theatre, Downing College

Transfer of Crop Research Knowledge to Small Farmers

May 16, 2017

NIAB Innovation Farm, Villa Road, Histon, Cambridge CB24 9NZ

Third European Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2017

Jun 06, 2017

SECC, Exhibition Way, Glasgow G3 8YW

11th European Conference on Precision Agriculture

Jul 16, 2017

John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh First, 18 Holyrood Park Road Edinburgh EH16 5AY

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