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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

EIT Food is a consortium of 66 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. 

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.


See more information about the Rising Food Stars here.



EIT Food Funding

EIT Food: main project website


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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.