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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge




Read more at: New consortium funded to deliver systems research programme to transform urban food system

New consortium funded to deliver systems research programme to transform urban food system

2 July 2021

CEDAR researchers are leading one of four multi-million pound interdisciplinary research programmes awarded funding to support the transformation of the UK food system. The research is being funded through the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF). Each of the five-year programmes will address...

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Read more at: Forgotten Crops Society Dialogue Series: Eating to Extinction

Forgotten Crops Society Dialogue Series: Eating to Extinction

Wednesday, 18 May, 2022 - 17:00 to 18:00

This Forgotten Crops Society event featured author and presenter of BBC Radio 4's Food Programme, Dan Saladino in conversation with Geneviève Renard about his recently published book, Eating to Extinction The World’s Rarest Foods and Why We Need to Save Them . You can watch the event again by clicking here . Eating to...

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Read more at: Forgotten Crops Society Dialogue Series:  The Global Food Crisis: How should we respond?

Forgotten Crops Society Dialogue Series: The Global Food Crisis: How should we respond?

Thursday, 23 June, 2022 - 18:00 to 19:00

Our global food system faces unprecedented challenges; Professor Sayed Azam-Ali OBE will discuss ideas and examples of how we can transform it for good. The Covid pandemic, the war in Ukraine and the climate crisis have exposed the vulnerability of the global food system. We cannot continue to rely on the commodity crops...

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#BreakTheBias: Celebrating International Women's Day with Patricia Biermayr-Jenzano

24 March 2022

To celebrate the 2022 International Women's Day theme of promoting women's equality, and to honour the work that women do to help make our world more food secure, this year we are profiling women who work in gender development. In this interview, Patricia Biermayr-Jenzano reflects on the important roles that women hold in...

Crop Science Centre to conduct field trials of genetically modified barley that could reduce need for synthetic fertilisers

23 March 2022

Trials will evaluate whether enhancing the natural capacity of crops to interact with common soil fungi can contribute to more sustainable, equitable food production. A field trial of genetically modified and gene edited barley is due to be planted this April. The research is evaluating whether improved crop interactions...

Urban aquaculture of bivalves, an attractive promise for delivering food and economic security in a world with increasing demands for resource availability

17 March 2022

With a current human population of 7.6 billion, and an expected growth to 9.8 billion by 2050, demands for nutrient-rich foods are increasing. Current estimations suggest that over 2 billion people world-wide suffer from a micronutrient deficiency (MND), which may increase with global population size unless current food...

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

Cambridge Global Food Security is a virtual centre at 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. 

Please contact the Programme Manager D.ssa Francesca Re Manning to request information, share information, or join our mailing list. 

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