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Read more at: How to pivot in a pandemic: How an archaeology team adapted their research

How to pivot in a pandemic: How an archaeology team adapted their research

16 April 2021

Dr Cameron A. Petrie and Dr Adam S. Green describe how their team adapted their research due to COVID-19. The archaeology component of the TIGR2ESS Project made a strong start in 2020, building from the impetus provided by the TwoRains Project. India and UK members of Flagship Project 4 were invited to attend a stakeholder...

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Read more at: Growing Underground

Growing Underground

16 April 2021

In the heart of London there is a farm like no other. It's subterranean, sustainable and energy smart. It also has a digital twin looking out for its every need. Thirty-three metres below London’s Clapham High Street is the world’s first underground farm. It’s shaping the future of urban farming. Stacked racks of fresh...

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Read more at: Celebrating International Women's Day with policy systems specialist Dr Nazia Mintz Habib

Celebrating International Women's Day with policy systems specialist Dr Nazia Mintz Habib

1 April 2021

To celebrate International Women's Day, and to honour the work that women in academia do to help make our world more food secure, we are profiling some of the brilliant female academics who work at/with the University of Cambridge. Policy systems specialist Dr Nazia Mintz Habib reflects on the importance of a good...

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Read more at: The UN Food Systems Summit 2021 and the EAT Foundation applied the Cambridge Policy Boot Camp Methodology to help the Swedish government improve its public food policy

The UN Food Systems Summit 2021 and the EAT Foundation applied the Cambridge Policy Boot Camp Methodology to help the Swedish government improve its public food policy

26 March 2021

In the lead-up to the UN Food Systems Summit 2021 , a pilot Policy Boot Camp addressed consumption patterns among vulnerable adolescents in Sweden. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus the need for systems thinking in policy making. With this came the realisation of the need for new policy informing methods...

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Read more at: Celebrating International Women's Day with legal scholar Professor Cristiane Derani

Celebrating International Women's Day with legal scholar Professor Cristiane Derani

12 March 2021

To celebrate International Women's Day, and to honour the work that women in academia do to help make our world more food secure, we are profiling some of the brilliant female academics who work at/with the University of Cambridge. Legal scholar Professor Cristiane Derani believes in using the power of the law to make our...

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Read more at: Celebrating International Women's Day with Economist Dr Lili Jia

Celebrating International Women's Day with Economist Dr Lili Jia

12 March 2021

To celebrate International Women's Day, and to honour the work that women in academia do to help make our world more food secure, we are profiling some of the brilliant female academics who work at/with the University of Cambridge. Economist Dr Lili Jia believes that shifitng to healthier diets has co-benefits for both...

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Read more at: Celebrating International Women's Day with Archaeologist Chioma Vivian Ngonadi

Celebrating International Women's Day with Archaeologist Chioma Vivian Ngonadi

5 March 2021

To celebrate International Women's Day, and to honour the work that women in academia do to help make our world more food secure, we are profiling some of the brilliant female academics who work at/with the University of Cambridge. Archeologist Chioma Vivian Ngonadi explains how understanding our ancestors' agricultural...

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Read more at: Upcoming Cambridge Festival Events

Upcoming Cambridge Festival Events

5 March 2021

The Cambridge Festival begins on 26 March. Join us at these food security-related events! 26 March - 4 April. The ‘good’ and ‘bad’ of food production: An exhibition. Visit the TIGR2ESS virtual exhibition of images from India that depict relationships with food and the livelihoods of those involved in its production. Listen...

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Read more at: How to feed 10 Billion people

How to feed 10 Billion people

20 January 2021

How and what we eat, and where our food comes from, these everyday choices that we often think very little about, have become increasingly relevant to climate change. With a global population projected to reach 10 billion by 2050, it is not unreasonable to ask: how are we going to feed all these people... and without...

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Read more at: Healthier food, healthier planet: transforming food systems

Healthier food, healthier planet: transforming food systems

14 January 2021

Projects seeking to transform the UK food system by placing healthy people and a healthy natural environment at their centre received a £24m boost today. Four interdisciplinary research projects have received funding through the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF). The 'Transforming urban food...

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