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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

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EIT Food Partners

EIT Food is a consortium of 55 partners from leading businesses, research centres and universities across 13 countries. It aims to generate long-term relationships between industry, educators and researchers.


A Pan-European Partnership

Partners were selected strategically from across Europe, to unite leading stakeholders within the food system across primary production, processing, packaging, logistics/ distribution, retail, food service, consumer research, nutrition/ health and the public sector.

The University of Cambridge is a founding member of the consortium, contributing world-class research expertise across the whole food value chain from farm to fork including in plant and crop science, modelling and epidemiology in plant and animal production systems, supply chains, and nutrition and health. In addition our entrepreneurial learning, and executive and professional education programme expertise play an important role.

Cambridge is part of the North-West Co-Location Centre, which is led by the University of Reading. Our local Network Partners include NIAB, AgriTech East, and Feedback Global.


CLICK HERE for a map showing the EIT Food Partners. See more information about the partners here.


Rising Food Stars

'Rising Food Stars' been established as a legal entity, and acts as an umbrella organisation for 50 high-potential start-ups, with complementary competencies across the food supply chain. It is a core partner of EIT Food, and offers outstanding start-ups access to the network and the opportunity to actively engage in EIT Food activities.

Our Local Rising Stars include Entomics Biosystems Ltd. The University of Cambridge's short film below highlights their work to develop a sustainable food of the future based on maggots and food waste.


CLICK HERE for a map showing the Rising Food Stars.



EIT Food Funding

EIT Food Overview


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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. 

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Upcoming events

I’m a Confused Consumer, Get Me Out of Here!

Mar 12, 2019

Department of Plant Sciences Main Lecture Theatre, University of Cambridge

GM Crops: Getting to the Root of the Issues

Mar 15, 2019

SG1 and SG2, Alison Richard Building, Sidgwick Site, Cambridge

Plant and Life Sciences Marquee at Cambridge Science Festival 2019

Mar 16, 2019

Downing Site Lawn, Cambridge

Millets for the Millions: Switching to Small Grains for Sustainable Farming

Mar 16, 2019

Department of Plant Sciences Main Lecture Theatre, University of Cambridge

Objects: Carriers of Knowledge

Mar 19, 2019

Lecture Room 1, Mill Lane Lecture Rooms, Cambridge

Upcoming events