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Read more at: Small-scale octopus fisheries offer source of sustainable food and income to communities facing food insecurity
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Small-scale octopus fisheries offer source of sustainable food and income to communities facing food insecurity

27 January 2023

Research led by University of Cambridge scientists, including Dr David Willer (Department of Zoology), published in Nature Food, shows that tropical small-scale octopus fisheries offer a sustainable source of food and income to communities that face food insecurity, where the prevalence of undernourishment can exceed 40%...


Read more at: Food For Thought Panel Event Report: Best Before: balancing food safety and food waste

Food For Thought Panel Event Report: Best Before: balancing food safety and food waste

9 December 2022

This panel event, organised by Cambridge Global Food Security and Cambridge Infectious Diseases IRC, looked at how consumers, industry and regulators can reduce food waste, with a particular focus on the role of labelling. Please find the event recording here. Speakers: Caroline Conroy, Sustainability Sector Specialist...


Read more at: COP27: will it lead to positive change in the food system?
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COP27: will it lead to positive change in the food system?

25 November 2022

For the first time, “safeguarding food security and ending hunger” was included in the final deal reached at the UN’s Cop27 climate summit in Egypt. Will this lead to the radical and rapid change to food systems that is needed if global heating is to be capped at 1.5 degrees? While food and agriculture and their links to...


Read more at: Event Report: Why can't we keep our children healthy?
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Event Report: Why can't we keep our children healthy?

25 November 2022

Gender inequality, the double burden of malnutrition, and global food systems were all discussed at this enlightening online panel event which took place on Thursday, 10th November, 2022. The event was organised in conjunction with Cambridge Reproduction and was chaired by Professor Alice Reid. Members of the panel were...


Read more at: Climate-proofing agriculture: lessons from Pakistan by Professor Shailaja Fennell
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Climate-proofing agriculture: lessons from Pakistan by Professor Shailaja Fennell

18 November 2022

Shailaja Fennell, Professor in Regional Transformation and Economic Security at the University of Cambridge writes about proposed changes to agriculture in Pakistan, following the devastating floods of 2022. Read her full article in The Conversation here. The UN estimates that the floods which besieged Pakistan in the...


Read more at: Event Report: The government's healthy eating strategy: Can we afford to scrap it?
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Event Report: The government's healthy eating strategy: Can we afford to scrap it?

21 October 2022

This very well attended online panel event, organised with Cambridge Public Health, took place on Monday 11 th October, and focused on how and whether public policy should shape our diet. Professor Carol Brayne, chairing, started the event by reminding the audience that the subject has resonance beyond food; all public...


Read more at: Food for the Planet Festival 22nd November Cambridge UK

Food for the Planet Festival 22nd November Cambridge UK

21 October 2022

Cambridge Sustainable Food are running a packed programme of events this Saturday at the Cambridge Museum of Technology. There'll be lots going on throughout the day exploring the festival’s theme - Climate Action on a plate! More information here: FREE: Food For the Planet Festival @ The Museum of Technology — Cambridge...


Read more at: Why democratising plant bio-technologies in Africa matters
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Why democratising plant bio-technologies in Africa matters

21 September 2022

On 23 September Dr Carol Ibe of the JR Biotek Foundation started the Michaelmas term of our ECR Coffee Break Seminars discussing: Democratizing plant science research to accelerate food and nutrition security in sub-Saharan Africa. Dr Ibe and the group discussed the vast opportunities, challenges and prospects in Africa's...


Read more at: Cambridge Global Food Security Researcher: Joeva Rock
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Cambridge Global Food Security Researcher: Joeva Rock

8 September 2022

Joeva Rock recently joined the University of Cambridge as an Assistant Professor in Development Studies in the Department of Politics and International Studies. An anthropologist, she uses ethnographic methods to study the interplay of food, politics, and development. She is a fellow of Murray Edwards College and a member...


Read more at: Restoring Tropical Agroecosystems: Nine Actions for Success
Aerial photograph from EFForTS-BEE which tests how planting of diverse tree islands affects oil palm ecosystems. Photograph Watit Khokthong.

Restoring Tropical Agroecosystems: Nine Actions for Success

17 August 2022

Actions to successfully restore tropical agroecosystems are described in a new paper published in Trends in Ecology & Evolution (TREE) , written by a team led by Dr Michael Pashkevich, Marshall Sherfield Fellow in the Insect Ecology Group at the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge. The authors present nine...