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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 Uta Paszkowski

Oct 02, 2018

This scientist loves to talk about communication and intimate physical relationships. But not in humans. She’s been obsessed by plants since a young age, and is now dedicated to understanding symbiosis - the mutually beneficial relationship between plants and fungi.

Tackling food insecurity in Africa – UK-Africa Food Security Symposium

Sep 18, 2018

The symposium took place at the Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge on 11 September and brought together participants with diverse backgrounds, from plant biologists to social scientists.

Meet Dr Foivos Anastasiadis

Sep 04, 2018

Coming from a country with an enviable food culture, Foivos Anastasiadis is intent on leading others towards a healthier and more sustainable diet.

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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

2nd International Conference on Sustainable Energy & Resource Use in Food Chains

Oct 17, 2018

Coral Bay Hotel & Resort, Paphos, Cyprus

Food supply in an uncertain future

Oct 23, 2018

Department of Plant Sciences Lecture Theatre

Vets' Dilemmas: Yes? No? Why?

Nov 03, 2018

Hothorpe Hall, Leicestershire

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