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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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How can we build resilient food systems for the future?

Jul 02, 2020

COVID-19 has shown the fragilities of our food systems, challenging business to adapt and showing the importance of local communities. How can we build and maintain a resilient food system?

Meet Chioma Achi

Jun 16, 2020

With the support of the Cambridge Global Food Security Early Career Researcher Travel Fund, veterinarian and PhD student Chioma Achi conducted field research on antimicrobial resistance in Nigeria in January and February 2020. She visited farms and selected slaughterhouses, and conducted interviews to gather her data. Find out how she had to combine her scientific planning with good time management and communication skills in order to complete her project.

COVID-19 impact on zoonotic disease risk solutions in displaced populations

May 22, 2020

While walking through the mud among the improvised tented shelters of an informal camp housing Syrian refugees in Jordan, I was approached by a desperate mother and her young disabled son. Amina showed me a hand-written prescription of the medication she needed but had been unable to obtain, after losing access to medical assistance. As the war in Syria drags on, humanitarian actors have shifted from emergency response towards longer term development aid, affecting the assistance available to people living outside formal refugee camps.

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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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