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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

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Exploit plants’ ability to tell the time to make food production more sustainable, say scientists

30 April 2021

Cambridge plant scientists say circadian clock genes, which enable plants to measure daily and seasonal rhythms, should be targeted in agriculture and crop breeding for higher yields and more sustainable farming. Like humans, plants have an ‘internal clock’ that monitors the rhythms of their environment. The authors of a...

Pulses for healthy guts (and healthy environment)

23 April 2021

The ‘Pulses for healthy guts (and healthy environment)’ workshop, held on 25 March, was attended by a range of academics and industry figures. The workshop was held to build networks between academics and industry, within and beyond Cambridge, in order to link expertise across the broad area of pulses and human health...

How to pivot in a pandemic: How an archaeology team adapted their research

16 April 2021

Dr Cameron A. Petrie and Dr Adam S. Green describe how their team adapted their research due to COVID-19. The archaeology component of the TIGR2ESS Project made a strong start in 2020, building from the impetus provided by the TwoRains Project. India and UK members of Flagship Project 4 were invited to attend a stakeholder...


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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. 

Please contact the Programme Manager D.ssa Francesca Re Manning to request information, share information, or join our mailing list.