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TAA Webinar: ‘From the ground up: soil management in a changing climate.’ Jun 29, 2020 from 03:00 PM to 04:30 PM
Tropical Agriculture Association (TAA) East Anglia’s 7th Annual Seminar will be hosted with Fauna & Flora International (FFI), in collaboration with the Cambridge Global Food Security (GFS) initiative and CambPlantsHub. There will be presentations by three speakers, talking about ways in which soil management and cropping practices can influence climate change, followed by a panel discussion.
How can we build resilient food systems for the future? Jun 29, 2020 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM
Covid-19 has shown the fragilities of our food systems, challenging business to adapt and showing the importance of local communities. How can we build and maintain a resilient food system?
GROW: Agri-Tech Business Plan Competition Jun 04, 2020 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM Cambridge, UK,
The GROW Agri-Tech Business Plan Competition was created for those with a good idea or business concept and want to take it to market. GROW has the support of expert members of one of the world’s leading agri-tech innovation ecosystems, which will help maximise your chance of success.
Travel Showcase and Networking Event Dec 13, 2019 from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM Tom Ap Rees Room and Library, Department of Plant Sciences, Downing Site CB2 3EA,
Are you a Cambridge PhD student or post-doc interested in global food systems? Do you want to meet others with similar interests across the University, and get some new ideas and new perspectives on your research, or just share experiences after a busy year?
How sustainable is our diet? And what does sustainable mean? Dec 07, 2019 from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM Grand Arcade, Cambridge, UK.,
Find out how your food choices impact the environment: Cambridge Global Food Security and EIT Food are combining forces to present a fun-filled time at the Grand Arcade in Cambridge!
Matchmaking event on sustainable food packaging Dec 04, 2019 from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM Lausanne, Switzerland,
Sustainable food packaging: Towards a zero-waste society based on a circular bio-economy of food packaging.
The Future of Food Nov 20, 2019 from 09:00 AM to 04:15 PM TownHall Europe, Belgium, Brussels,
EIT Food’s first EU conference, gathering together policy-makers and food innovation experts to brainstorm on the future of food.
Annual PublicHealth@Cambridge Network Showcase 2019: Planetary Health Nov 15, 2019 from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM David Attenborough Building, Pembroke Street, Cambridge, CB2, UK ,
The next PublicHealth@Cambridge Network Showcase will be jointly hosted by University of Cambridge Conservation Research Initiative. This is a vibrant one day showcase on planetary health research across Cambridge, and will have Sir David King delivering the keynote speech on the topic of Planetary Health: “Safeguarding both human health and the natural systems that underpin it”.
The (Virtual) Reality of our Food Oct 19, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 01:15 PM Alison Richard Building, Sidgwick Site, Room S2,
Come and try our new 3D virtual reality videos to see how your food is grown, and explore kitchen innovations that might change the way we eat in the future.
Meat and potatoes: changing diets for changing times? Oct 15, 2019 from 05:30 PM to 06:45 PM Sainsbury Laboratory Auditorium, 47 Bateman Street, Cambridge CB2 1LR ,
Good or bad, sustainable or not? It takes multiple perspectives to capture the scientific, cultural, and political reasons why we eat the way we do, and what future diets might look like. Could different perspectives help to change our views and habits?
UKRI-GCRF Virtual Conference Oct 15, 2019 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM Online event,
The UKRI-GCRF Virtual Conference discusses the extent of GCRF funding in the UK and globally.
Behaviour Change by Design Annual Lecture 2019 Sep 26, 2019 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM Howard Theatre, Downing College, University of Cambridge, Regent Street, Cambridge, CB2 1DQ ,
Why Don’t We Stick with Behaviour Change? Lecture by Wendy Wood, Professor of Psychology and Business, University of Southern California.
UCCRI Conference 2019 Sep 24, 2019 from 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM Large Seminar Room, David Attenborough Building, Pembroke Street, CB2 3QZ,
The UCCRI Conference 2019 is an excellent event at which UCCRI-affiliated researchers will feature some of their collective conservation work. The focus will be on the value of interdisciplinarity, and will offer opportunities to a diverse range of researchers, particularly those in the early stages of their careers.
What does it matter? Linking Food to Health Aug 15, 2019 from 04:00 PM to 07:30 PM Old Divinity Schools, St Johns Street, Cambridge,
Come along to watch documentary film 'Food Matters,' followed by 4 experts discussing the question: to what extent does what we eat directly affect our health?
The Food Tech Transition Summer School 2019 from Jul 29, 2019 08:00 AM to Aug 09, 2019 11:00 AM University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany ,
Do you want to learn the critical skills and tools needed to understand current and future challenges in the food industry? Do you want to help enable the transition towards a more sustainable industry? Then apply for The Food Tech Transition Summer School 2019!
MAKEit Sugar Hack 2019 from Jul 19, 2019 09:00 AM to Jul 21, 2019 06:00 PM MakeSpace, 16 Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX,
A Unique Opportunity to Solve the World’s Sugar Consumption Crisis. Take part in a special three-day Sugar Hack organised by EIT Food in association with the University of Cambridge and Makespace Cambridge on 19-21 July.
Summer School in Applied Human Nutrition & International Summit on Medical Nutrition Education and Research from Jul 05, 2019 08:00 AM to Jul 09, 2019 05:00 PM Homerton College, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PH,
The ‘Need for Nutrition Education/Innovation Programme’ (NNEdPro), a member organisation of Cambridge University Health Partners, and its Global Centre for Nutrition and Health in Cambridge offers a Summer School in Applied Human Nutrition from 5th to 9th July 2019.
IfM Briefing: Innovation for Food Security and Sustainability Jun 25, 2019 from 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM The Crystal, Royal Victoria Dock, One Siemens Brothers Way, Royal Docks, London E16 1GB,
Insights from leading manufacturing researchers and practitioners on innovation for sustainability and security in the food sector. Share ideas and experiences, have your voice heard and network with influencers in industry, policy and research.
Are you ready for a Food Revolution? Jun 12, 2019 from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM Department of Plant Sciences Main Lecture Theatre, University of Cambridge,
Interested in finding out a bit more about what developments are taking place in the food industry? Come and hear experts from academia, industry and a start-up company discuss their experiences and what the future of food may hold for us.
Amazing Algae at the Festival of Plants May 18, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM Cambridge University Botanic Garden,
Cambridge University Botanic Garden will be celebrating its annual Festival of Plants, and Amazing Algae, our stand highlighting algal biotechnology at Cambridge, will be one of the many activities on offer in the beautiful Garden setting.
What can Agriculture offer to Biodiversity Conservation? May 15, 2019 from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM David Attenborough Building, Cambridge,
Tropical Agriculture Association East Anglia Seminar 2019 - open to all
Cooking Identities and Tasting Memories: the Heritage of Food from May 10, 2019 09:00 AM to May 11, 2019 05:00 PM McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research,
The Cambridge Heritage Research Centre presents the 20th Cambridge Heritage Symposium
Cambridge Global Food Security Symposium 2019: Generating Practical Solutions for India and Africa from Apr 08, 2019 08:30 AM to Apr 09, 2019 04:00 PM Gillespie Centre, Clare College, Cambridge,
Insects and Wine Tasting Evening Mar 21, 2019 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM Thirsty Cambridge, 46 Chesterton Road, CB4 1EN,
Objects: Carriers of Knowledge Mar 19, 2019 from 05:30 PM to 06:45 PM Lecture Room 1, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, Cambridge,
A multi-disciplinary panel invites you to join their discussions of objects relating to food security, as a way to better understand all aspects of this complex challenge.
Millets for the Millions: Switching to Small Grains for Sustainable Farming Mar 16, 2019 from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM Department of Plant Sciences Main Lecture Theatre, University of Cambridge,
Join Professor Martin Jones and Dr Shreya Sinha from the TIGR2ESS programme on a journey to India.
Plant and Life Sciences Marquee at Cambridge Science Festival 2019 Mar 16, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM Downing Site Lawn, Cambridge,
Innovation in Food Security: Venture Creation Weekend from Mar 15, 2019 06:00 PM to Mar 17, 2019 07:00 PM Cambridge Judge Business School,
Are you interested in getting involved in entrepreneurship? Do you have a novel idea or application in Food Security that would transform the lives of many people? Kickstart your entrepreneurial career and start developing your venture at the next Venture Creation Weekend on 15-17 March 2019 at Cambridge Judge Business School. It's a chance to test your business idea ideas relevant to food security, build a team and pitch to investors within 50 hours!
GM Crops: Getting to the Root of the Issues Mar 15, 2019 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM SG1 and SG2, Alison Richard Building, Sidgwick Site, Cambridge,
I’m a Confused Consumer, Get Me Out of Here! Mar 12, 2019 from 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM Department of Plant Sciences Main Lecture Theatre, University of Cambridge,
We discussed consumer behaviour, what food manufacturers and retailers are doing to catch our attention, and how we can help each other to make the right food choices.