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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 Min-Yao Jhu

8 March 2024

Min-Yao Jhu is a postdoctoral research associate at the Crop Science Centre, where she is pioneering efforts to engineer nodule organogenesis in cereals, aiming to enhance crop productivity and sustainability. Her career embodies a commitment to leveraging scientific research for agricultural innovation, with a particular...

Meet Professor Rachael Garrett

2 February 2024

Dr Rachael Garrett is Moran Professor of Conservation and Development in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge. She is also a member of the Global Food Security Steering Committee. She has 15 years experience studying agricultural processes in Latin America (especially soy, beef, dairy, and coffee...

When worlds collide: Exploring tensions in co-producing food system transformations with communities and industry

12 January 2024

Participatory research is an increasingly popular way to co-produce solutions to the numerous challenges faced by our food system. However, defining the goals of co-production is complex and can involve stake-holders with very different ideas of what a desirable outcome might be. In a blog for Table , GFS IRC member and...


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.