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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

A Network of Expertise

Cambridge Global Food Security is a virtual network connecting Cambridge's world-leading research, spanning the whole food system from production to consumption.

We promote interaction and knowledge sharing between specialists across disciplines. We connect around 200 researchers, based in 25 departments, centres and institutes across the University as below:



Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Cambridge Institute of Public Health

Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Centre for Diet & Activity Research (CEDAR)

Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities (CRASSH)

Centre for Science & Policy (CSaP)

Centre of Development Studies

Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology 

Clinical Biochemistry



History & Philosophy of Science

Institute for Manufacturing (IfM)

Judge Business School

Land Economy

MRC Epidemiology Unit

NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition & Health


Plant Sciences

Politics & International Studies (POLIS)

Sainsbury Lab

Vet School


Our membership also includes 30 associated professionals based in the departments above, and other University offices including the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Office of External Affairs and Communications.



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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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