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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

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Key Interdisciplinary Programmes

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 (3CS)

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.

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.



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.

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. 

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Insects and Wine Tasting Evening

Mar 21, 2019

Thirsty Cambridge, 46 Chesterton Road, CB4 1EN

Cooking Identities and Tasting Memories: the Heritage of Food

May 10, 2019

McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

What can Agriculture offer to Biodiversity Conservation?

May 15, 2019

David Attenborough Building, Cambridge

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