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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

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Our Approach

Urgent action is required to create a system capable of providing enough quality food for the world into the future. We aim to accelerate progress towards a sustainable and socially equitable way to feed our growing global population.

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Our Global Community

Cambridge's world-leading community of food security researchers is truly global, bringing a wealth of perspectives and knowledge together to address this complex issue. Meet some of our researchers here.

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Transforming India's Green Revolution by Research and Empowerment for Sustainable food supplies. Our major new collaborative project with India, launched in 2018, funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund.

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Innovation in the Food System

We work with leading businesses, research centres and universities to find innovative solutions to food system challenges and put them into practice.

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Meet Dr Tarra Penney

Mar 02, 2018

Tarra Penney is fascinated by human behaviour and why people do the things they do. She’s interested in supporting the prevention of chronic disease by understanding if, and how, changes in the food system influence population diet and health.

Building innovation communities through potatoes

Feb 28, 2018

Representatives from across the potato industry joined researchers from the University of Cambridge and NIAB at a reception on 21 February 2018 to celebrate their achievements in innovating for increased value capture in the potato value chain.

Tina Barsby awarded an OBE in 2018 New Year Honours List

Jan 04, 2018

Dr Tina Barsby, CEO of Cambridge-based crop science organisation NIAB and member of Cambridge Global Food Security's Steering Committee, has been awarded an OBE in the 2018 New Year Honours List for services to agricultural science and biotechnology.

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

Cambridge Global Food Security is an Interdisciplinary Research 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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Upcoming events

Global Food Security Symposium

Mar 21, 2018

Washington DC

The amazing world of bees

Mar 21, 2018

Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences

Finding the Funding – The Research and Business Guide to Smart Agri-Tech Finance

Mar 22, 2018

King's Lynn Innovation Centre, Innovation Drive, King's Lynn, PE30 5BY

Are food miles worth worrying about?

Mar 22, 2018

Mill Lane, Lecture Room 2

Venture Creation Weekend: Innovation in Food Security

Mar 23, 2018

Cambridge Judge Business School

Upcoming events