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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Studying at Cambridge


Dr Mukesh Kumar

Dr Mukesh Kumar

Senior Research Associate, Department of Engineering (IFM-Sustainable and resilient supply chains)

Research Capability Development Programme

Office Phone: 01223 338191

Subject groups/Research projects

Supply Chains and Food Security:

Research Interests

1. Impact of climate change on food supply chains, from farm to fork. Changes in groundwater levels, for example, pose risks.

2. Food waste in the supply chain. In India 40% of food is wasted upstream at the farm end, whilst in the UK 25-40% of food is wasted at the retail end. Only 20% of all food produced makes it to the consumer; even if we halved the waste we could feed an extra billion people. How can the supply chain be made more efficient?

3. Food safety and monitoring the route food takes from farm to fork. How can we better track this so customers can make informed decisions about food choices?


Industrial sustainability ; Risk assessment ; International manufacturing ; global value chains ; The changing economics of technology based industries