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Meet Professor Ian Hodge

With Brexit on the horizon, the UK needs a new agricultural policy. Ian Hodge, Professor of Rural Economy in Cambridge’s Department of Land Economy, believes this is our opportunity for a radical rethink.

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Dr Mukesh Kumar on Food Safety

Dr Mukesh Kumar leads research in supply chain resilience at the IfM. He describes how his work is helping to tackle one of this century’s most important challenges: food safety.

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Matt Davey in the news

Initiative member Dr Matt Davey talks to the Cambridge Independent about his work at the Algal Innovation Centre

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June 2017: Meet Erasmus zu Ermgassen

June 2017: Meet Erasmus zu Ermgassen

Erasmus zu Ermgassen trained as a vet, but after a short stint working on farms decided to move into academia to investigate livestock production at an altogether different scale. Currently in the final year of his BBSRC-funded PhD in Cambridge’s Department of Zoology, he has just returned from a three-month internship at the European Animal Feed Manufacturer’s Association (FEFAC) in Brussels, helping policy advisors to understand and reduce the global environmental impact of livestock production.

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Fighting a Destructive Crop Disease with Mathematics

Fighting a Destructive Crop Disease with Mathematics

An international team of researchers has used mathematical modelling to understand new ways of combating maize lethal necrosis, an emerging disease that poses a serious threat to food security in sub-Saharan Africa.

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