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Multi-disciplinary Research in Global Food Security

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Global Food Security Cambridge Symposium

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Promotion for the Global Food Security Cambridge Symposium 2015

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Smallholder agriculture and food security

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Transporting vegetables from the field to the market

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Scientists build a clearer picture of the spread of bovine tuberculosis http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/121002-herd-cows-by-dachalan-flickr-creative-commons.jpg?itok=fPbbRH0J Cattle Dachalan(Flickr Creative Commons)
Climate chemistry and the tropics http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/121003oil-palm-plantation-credit-michael-thirnbeck.jpg?itok=Qz02Ca-T Oil palm plantation Michael Thirnbeck
Give and take: the changing landscape of world aid http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/121001-rice-sacks-adamcohn-flickr.jpg?itok=0FK0bn73 Rice sacks AdamCohn (Flickr Creative Commons)
Modelling impacts of a warming world http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/121003climate-changecredit-andrew-friend.jpg?itok=51Qw2f4Z Initial ISI-MIP simulation showing the effects on vegetation productivity at the highest emissions scenario (reduction: red to yellow; increase: green to blue)  Andrew Friend
Unlocking the agricultural economics of the 19th century http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/121001-crops-growing-parker-michael-wright-flickr.jpg?itok=oxpegHuV Crops growing Michael Parker Wright (Flickr Creative Commons)
Reducing consumption of red and processed meat could make a major contribution to cutting greenhouse gas emissions  http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/comprock-from-flickr.jpg?itok=Fl_efjKZ Meat Comprock from Flickr
Farming loved but misunderstood, survey shows http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/120821-farm-by-east-meon-credit-ma-clarke-21-flickr.jpg?itok=K_dnbjJS Green and pleasant land: A farm near East Meon in Hampshire. MAClarke21 from Flickr
Prize tomato http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/120525-tomato-imagecredit-to-voliwowli.jpg?itok=fILDDDbu Tomato voliwowli
Blowing in the wind: how hidden flower features are crucial for bees http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/hebe-web.jpg?itok=Dp-6a6n4 Bumblebee foraging from a Hebe inflorescence Beverley Glover
Seahorses and the "onion world" http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/002.jpg?itok=D46q_Tbw Seahorse Amanda Vincent
Research, policy, practice: conservation in the round http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/060212-credit-sassan-saatchi-at-jplcaltech.png?itok=qYaFFQ5T Trees Sassan Saatchi/JPL CALTECH
Canopy commerce: forest conservation and poverty alleviation http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/310112-gola-forestcredit-jeremy-lindsell1.jpg?itok=p39TIg5e Gola Forest Jeremy Lindsell
Flower power: how to get ahead in advertising http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/130112-beverley-glover-credit-blathlean-on-flickr.jpg?itok=YJobeDBA Bees are important pollinators of daisies and many other flowers blathlean on flickr
Breeding better grasses for food and fuel http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/120117-rowan-mitchell-rothamsted-2012.jpg?itok=kfVXZ8Ap Plant cells, like these in wheat, are surrounded by thick walls where energy is locked up Rowan Mitchell, Rothamsted Research
‘Extreme Sleepover #2’ – a night in Ghana’s tropical forest http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/111201benphalan1.jpg?itok=_r_-WSKP Ben in the forest Ana Rodrigues
Canopy commerce: forest conservation and poverty alleviation http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/110901-ghana-forest-credit-ben-phalan1.jpg?itok=C1vTleR5 Ghana forest Ben Phalan
Food security: your questions answered http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/110823-vegetables-by-adactio-on-flickr.jpg?itok=1D6R6R2H Vegetables Adactio on Flickr
Field to fork: safeguarding livestock health http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/110719-genetically-modified-chicken-credit-norrie-russell-the-roslin-institute-university-of.jpg?itok=Cr-6lXdm Genetically modified chicken Norrie Russell, The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh
Foreseer of future resources http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/110711-forseercredit-the-forseer-project.jpg?itok=HXYAEEwV The Foreseer tool is based on Sankey diagrams, where the width of each line is proportional to the quantity of resource The Forseer Project
Whose fault is famine? What the world failed to learn from 1840s Ireland http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/famine.jpg?itok=3KwPAS-v Irish tenants are evicted and their homes torn down under the supervision of troops  Illustrated London News, December 16, 1848.
Farming and the fate of wild nature http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/110719-chocolate-backed-kingfisher-credit-lars-holbech.jpg?itok=MjdBORnw Chocolate-backed Kingfisher  Lars Holbech
In soil we trust http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/110714-soilcredit-istockphoto.comandrejs-zemdega.jpg?itok=FUa06ZUZ Soil ©iStockphoto.com/Andrejs Zemdega
Nature’s value to business http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/110711-responsible-farmingcredit-nestle.jpg?itok=D7IEQYj3 Responsible farming ©Nestle
Modelling the root of crop disease http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/110711-sugarbeet-credit-istockphoto.comjason-lugo.jpg?itok=mBqw1NtP Sugarbeet ©iStockPhoto.com/Jason Lugo
Turbocharging a new Green Revolution http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/110709-rice-plants-propogated-using-tissue-cultire-at-the-international-rice-research-institute-irri.jpg?itok=ueIVrI_b Rice plants propagated using tissue culture at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines IRRI
Invigorating plants http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/110706-copyrightistockphoto.com-tomas-beric.jpg?itok=OHY9Yaac Healthy plants  ©iStockphoto.com/Tomas Beric
Predictive modelling of plant growth for food and fuel http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/110704-plant-growing-tips-credit-marcus-heisler.jpg?itok=yY9-yRux Live imaging of the growing tips of plants Marcus Heisler
New strain of MRSA discovered http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/110603-cowsweb.jpg?itok=pg1iFvmk Cow Royalty-free image Collection by Flickr
Scientists calculate the true cost of saving rainforest and improving food security http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/110601-charcoalneil-d.burgess.jpg?itok=VtEYkJdu Bags of charcoal lined on the road into Dar es Salaam. This charcoal was produced in the forest and woodlands outside of Dar. Charcoal is the main source of cooking fuel in urban areas across sub-Saharan Africa. Neil-D.-Burgess
Scientists aim to improve photosynthesis to increase food and fuel production http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/110412-wheat.jpg?itok=TzWNrAs0 Stooks me'nthedogs from Flickr
Defending crops with maths http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/stemrustcloseup-yue-jinars-us-dept-of-agriculture.jpg?itok=viEY23bB Wheat stem rust Yue Jin, ARS, US Dept of Agriculture
GM chickens that don’t transmit bird flu developed http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/chicken.jpg?itok=FTDHYFlP Wild Chicken of Fair Oaks Village Flickr: Eric J. Hebert
Biofuel from inedible plant material easier to produce http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/ammophilaammophila07.jpg?itok=DoCCrqdp Ammophila Ammophila Jim Haseloff
Towards a ‘super-vaccine’ for swine bacterial diseases http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/428341583402dfb2615ocrop.jpg?itok=I_ZIZoi2 Prize Pig The Pug Father from Flickr
Famine’s changing face http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/household-takes-refuge-from-the-rain-in-central-malawiilri.jpg?itok=n-9-KPm7
Household takes refuge from the rain in central Malawi
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Supercharged rice: the answer to famine? http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/rice.jpg?itok=-A9Th5Sm Rice Raymond Panaligan/International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
Unravelling the secrets of Salmonella infection http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/090501-salmonella.jpg?itok=erE11bql Salmonella carmelo_brischetto
Completing the jigsaw: multidrug resistance in bacteria http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/salmonella-credit-vassilis-koronakis.jpg?itok=nuOO9JJv Salmonella Vassilis Koronakis
Clockwork plants http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/clockwork-by-breahn-on-flickr.jpg?itok=Rfbnrj8s Clockwork breahn on flickr
Unhealthy diet and physical inactivity: understanding these silent killers http://www.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.cam.ac.uk/files/styles/focus-on-135x137/public/news/research/news/couch-potato.jpg?itok=VgVlHhoW Couch Potatoing El Alvi from Flickr

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