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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Studying at Cambridge

 

Our Approach

We focus all our research towards answering one key question:

WHAT DOES AN IDEAL FOOD SYSTEM LOOK LIKE?

 

Approach diagram

 

Interdisciplinary projects are grouped into nine themes, all of which aim to consider the food system as a whole, particularly the three intertwined pillars of:

- Sustainable and fit-for-purpose production

- Resilient and efficient processing, distribution and supply

- Ethical and healthy consumption

within the contexts of business, policy, and civil society.

 

 "The challenge is to deliver nutritious, safe and affordable food to a global population of over 9 billion in the coming decades, using less land, fewer inputs, with less waste and a lower environmental impact. All this has to be done in ways that are socially and economically sustainable." 

 

Prof. Sir John Beddington, Government Chief Scientific Adviser Forward to UK Global Food Security Strategic Plan 2011-2016