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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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What’s your beef?

Jan 08, 2020

Britain is a nation of beef eaters – the French even nicknamed us les rosbifs. This could all change if environmentalists, concerned by the climate impact of the meat industry, get their way. Yet while the evidence may be clear, driving more widespread change is far from straightforward: the proposition of eating less beef and lamb is fuelling heated debate. Would it really be such a good thing? And if so, why can’t - or won’t - many people stop eating it?

Cambridge Global Food Security’s continuing contribution to the Europe-wide EIT Food Project

Sep 11, 2019

Cambridge Global Food Security continues to be a valuable partner in the EIT Food #AnnualFoodAgenda Project, hosting more successful events under this season’s title: Healthier Nutrition. Led by IMDEA (Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies), the #AnnualFoodAgenda project aims to encourage people to think more about the food they eat and where it comes from.

How plant scientists at Cambridge are trying to defend our most important crops from a deadly disease

Jun 05, 2019

Plant scientists in Cambridge have discovered how gene activity can increase plant resistance to blight.

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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

Feast & Fast: The Art of Food in Europe, 1500–1800

Dec 17, 2019

The Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RB

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