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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at 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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Find out what you missed at 'GM Food: What's the Problem?'

Oct 19, 2017

GM Food: What’s the Problem? In an event hosted by Cambridge Global Food Security on 17 Oct 2017, experts from Cambridge University presented the facts about GM and answered questions from the public.

Meet Professor Ian Hodge

Oct 10, 2017

With Brexit on the horizon, the UK needs a new agricultural policy. Ian Hodge, Professor of Rural Economy in Cambridge’s Department of Land Economy, believes this is our opportunity for a radical rethink.

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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

Before the Flood, with expert Q&A

Oct 20, 2017

Seminar Room 1, David Attenborough Building, Cambridge

What's stopping your diet being more sustainable?

Oct 24, 2017

Department of Plant Sciences, Downing Site, Cambridge

Total Food 2017

Oct 31, 2017

Institute of Food Research, Norwich, NR4 7UA

Agri-Tech Week 2017

Nov 06, 2017

REAP Conference 2017

Nov 07, 2017

Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre, Hinxton

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