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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Nutritional outcomes reflect how people live, not just what they eat. But trying to study this is hard, and requires a lot of teamwork with academics from other disciplines. How do we ensure that the suggestions from research are truly sustainable in multiple dimensions - appealing culturally, as well as affordable, tasty and nutritious? 

Come and learn how the MillNETi research team is working with Gambian partners to study the potential benefits of eating more pearl millet, a nutritious dryland grain. Hear how the team have been working both with human study participants and in the lab to understand how millet might help tackle iron deficiency. Consider the issues raised by social sciences and policy colleagues: even if pearl millet is a ‘supergrain’ when it comes to nutrition, what other barriers are there to eating more of it? 

These thorny issues will be discussed by a panel of British and Gambian experts:

Haddy Crookes Lowe, Nutrition Program Officer at the National Nutrition Agency, The Gambia

Dr Sarah Dalzell, Research Associate at the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge

Dr Wuri Jallow, Research Associate at the MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM

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Wednesday, 31 March, 2021 - 18:00 to 19:00