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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

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The Mandala Consortium: transforming urban food systems

2 July 2021

The MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge is leading one of four multi-million pound interdisciplinary research programmes awarded funding in 2021 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) ...

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Meet Dr Soujanya Mantravadi

21 July 2023

Dr Soujanya Mantravadi is a research associate at the Institute for Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge, currently working on food supply chains and digital interventions for the  Mandala project . She has a PhD in Industrial engineering and Information systems. The Manufacturing Academy of Denmark financed her...

Vitamins for vegans? Algae could be the answer!

21 July 2023

Vegan diets are clearly best for planetary health, potentially leading to 75% less climate-heating emissions, water pollution and land use than meat-rich ones according to recent analysis of the diets of 55,000 people in the UK, but are they as good for human health? The answer is that a conventional vegan diet lacks some...

Making more of molluscs

23 June 2023

A paper co-authored by Jacob Gawel, Prof David Aldridge and Dr David Willer of the Department of Zoology, proposes ways in which sustainable meat from bivalve molluscs (otherwise known as mussels, clams and oysters) could become part of our everyday diets. Bivalve aquaculture has a lower environmental footprint than most...


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. 

Please contact the Programme Manager D.ssa Francesca Re Manning to request information, share information, or join our mailing list.