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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Our members are involved in a huge variety of research projects.

The links below highlight some of the University's  interdisciplinary programmes relating to global food security, which span multiple departments and involve collaborations with partners outside of the University.



Transforming India's Green Revolution by Research and Empowerment for Sustainable food Supplies

This partnership between the UK and India will define the requirements for a second Green Revolution in India, set the necessary policy agenda, and define a collaborative research programme focused on sustainable crop production and sustainable resource use.

European Institute of Innovation and Technology Food Knowledge and Innovation Community

A pan-European partnership of 55 leading higher education institutions, research centres and businesses, whose vision is to put Europe at the centre of a global revolution in food innovation and production, and in how it is valued by society. 

Cambridge Centre for Crop Science 

A coalition of international expertise based on a partnership between the University of Cambridge and NIAB.

The focus of 3CS is translating the University's strong fundamental plant research into new, sustainable approaches for farmers, processors and consumers.


Millets and Nutritional Enhancement Traits for Iron bioavailability

A GCRF-funded interdisciplinary project, the MillNET_i partnership will undertake fundamental science to translate micronutrient biofortification in newly generated millet varieties into bioavailability, when processed as food for communities in The Gambia and Ethiopia.

The Cambridge-India Network for Translational Research in Nitrogen (CINTRIN)

Investigating the sustainable use of nitrogen fertiliser in agriculture in the UK and India.

The Global Diet and Activity Research Group and Network  (GDAR)

Generating evidence on the factors that lead to poor diet and physical inactivity in low and middle income countries, designing and evaluating interventions to change these factors, and using mathematical modelling to investigate the long-term health and economic effects of these interventions. GDAR involves partners in South Africa, Cameroon, Kenya and the Caribbean.

Community Food Production and Health (CFaH)

Evaluating community-based food production initiatives in low and middle income countries, in terms of nutrition, health and other aspects of well-being.


A series of interdisciplinary conversations about food security, focused on specific objects from a potato to a fridge-freezer.

An Isaac Newton Trust-funded project, led by the IRC in collaboration with Dr Inanna Hamati-Ataya, Director of the Centre of Global Knowledge Studies at CRASSH.


Please note that not all Initiative Members are associated with these specific programmes.

For further details about any of our research programmes, please the Cambridge Global Food Security Initiative Coordinator.


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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.