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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

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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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Small-scale octopus fisheries offer source of sustainable food and income to communities facing food insecurity

27 January 2023

Research led by University of Cambridge scientists, including Dr David Willer (Department of Zoology), published in Nature Food, shows that tropical small-scale octopus fisheries offer a sustainable source of food and income to communities that face food insecurity, where the prevalence of undernourishment can exceed 40%...

Food For Thought Panel Event Report: Best Before: balancing food safety and food waste

9 December 2022

This panel event, organised by Cambridge Global Food Security and Cambridge Infectious Diseases IRC, looked at how consumers, industry and regulators can reduce food waste, with a particular focus on the role of labelling. Please find the event recording here. Speakers: Caroline Conroy, Sustainability Sector Specialist...

COP27: will it lead to positive change in the food system?

25 November 2022

For the first time, “safeguarding food security and ending hunger” was included in the final deal reached at the UN’s Cop27 climate summit in Egypt. Will this lead to the radical and rapid change to food systems that is needed if global heating is to be capped at 1.5 degrees? While food and agriculture and their links to...


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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