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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

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Understanding food systems

12 November 2020

Connecting the dots: the complexity of food systems. Food systems are complex, and we can all play a part in ensuring that they are resilient and sustainable. The many pieces that form the food system jigsaw puzzle can fit together as easily as they can break apart, and it is up to us to ensure they remain connected. This...

Beyond the pandemic: Build a greener future

10 November 2020

It is crucial that recovery from the pandemic is shaped to support the responses to climate change and biodiversity loss if we hope to mitigate yet further global disaster, says Dr Emily Shuckburgh, Director of Cambridge Zero. Today (9 November 2020), Cambridge Zero launches A Blueprint for a Green Future to guide how the...

The GFS Early Career Researcher Event 2020

2 November 2020

Welcome to our online Early Career Researcher Event! Please join us on 30 November at 2.30pm GMT to listen to our senior researchers share their professional journeys with us, followed by conversations with former PhDs on how they progressed to their current positions, and then watch flash talks by Early Career Researchers...


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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. 

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