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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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Cambridge Global Food Security at the Cambridge Science Festival 2019

Apr 04, 2019

Researchers from departments across our interdisciplinary network engaged with large public audiences at this year’s Science Festival.

Dr Jag Srai appointed as new Co-Chair of Cambridge Global Food Security

Mar 12, 2019

Dr Jag Srai has been appointed as the new Co-Chair of the Cambridge Global Food Security Interdisciplinary Research Centre, replacing Professor Chris Gilligan.

Meet Dr Payam Mehrshahi

Dec 05, 2018

The challenges involved in eating a nutritious diet vary across the world, but this researcher is working on an ingenious solution with global potential: microalgae. These tiny, single-celled species are unique in producing many compounds vital for a healthy diet. Payam Mehrshahi is trying to add to their repertoire. He’s transferring the ability to make specific vitamins from plants to algae, and in doing so he’s creating the potential to relieve pressure on agricultural land, while simultaneously generating a new source of nutrition.

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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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Upcoming events

Cooking Identities and Tasting Memories: the Heritage of Food

May 10, 2019

McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

What can Agriculture offer to Biodiversity Conservation?

May 15, 2019

David Attenborough Building, Cambridge

Amazing Algae at the Festival of Plants

May 18, 2019

Cambridge University Botanic Garden

23rd Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium

Sep 26, 2019

Moller Centre, Cambridge

Travel Showcase and Networking Event

Dec 13, 2019

Tom Ap Rees Room and Library, Department of Plant Sciences, Downing Site CB2 3EA

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