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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

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Plant Biology

Understanding Plant development; Hybrid vigour; Photosynthesis to breed high-yielding crops in changing climates

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Food Landscapes

Biodiversity; Land-sparing; Water and ecosystems services; Soil management

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Infectious Diseases

Control of plant disease; Influenza-resistant strains of poultry; Food-borne zoonoses

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Modelling for Food Security

Predicting future demands for energy, land, water; Consequences of competing demands on land and sea for food, biodiversity, water, energy, climate stability

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Political Economy of Hunger and Food Supply

Drawing lessons from historical analyses of famine; Role of political structures in production & distribution of food; Archaeological & anthropological evidence for innovation

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Global Governance

BRIC countries; international politics; rising powers; World Trade Organization

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Land Resources and Regulatory Influences

Regulatory framework for land and development; Economics of land use change; Impact of demographic &climate change on future policy drivers

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Supply Chains

Innovation in food supply; Evaluating how food crises are driven by environmental, demographic, economic or political factors

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Food and Health

Metabolism; Improving nutrition; Reducing diet-related disease

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Meet Dr Dan Tucker

Dec 04, 2017

He was the first in his family to go to college rather than become a farmer, and he’s now a Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Public Health at the University of Cambridge and a consulting vet. Dan Tucker's latest work has taken him to the emerging economy of Myanmar in southeast Asia to look at the pig supply chain.

October: Meet Dr Ksenia Gerasmiova

Nov 02, 2017

Ksenia Gerasimova is a Research Associate at the University’s Centre for Development Studies. She compares different modes of agricultural production to understand the complexities involved in each approach.

Find out what you missed at 'GM Food: What's the Problem?'

Oct 19, 2017

GM Food: What’s the Problem? In an event hosted by Cambridge Global Food Security on 17 Oct 2017, experts from Cambridge University presented the facts about GM and answered questions from the public.

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Global food security is a major research priority for UK and international science.

Cambridge Global Food Security is an Interdisciplinary Research 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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