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An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge
 
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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Read more at: How to pivot in a pandemic: Lessons learned at NIAB.

How to pivot in a pandemic: Lessons learned at NIAB.

14 December 2020

In mid-March at NIAB , we found ourselves having to make the difficult preparations required for staying open while many organisations of a broadly similar remit were closing. Of course, in contrast to universities we were not asked to close, but many similar research organisations took the arduous decision to effectively...

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Read more at: Is the African yam bean Nigeria’s answer to reducing food insecurity?

Is the African yam bean Nigeria’s answer to reducing food insecurity?

11 December 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating food insecurity and acute food shortages for 7.1 million people in Nigeria, and 265 million globally. The African continent is worse hit, as this is in addition to increasing conflicts and weather extremes due to climate change. The African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa) could help...

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Read more at: Adapting and innovating: addressing research challenges in the midst of a pandemic

Adapting and innovating: addressing research challenges in the midst of a pandemic

7 December 2020

Many people throughout the world endure multiple forms of malnutrition. Some face a lack of food altogether whilst others have poor access only to healthy food. This can lead to a number of health problems including iron deficiency, especially amongst pregnant women and young children. MillNETi (Millets and Nutritional...

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Read more at: Reflections on the GFS Early Career Researcher Event 2020

Reflections on the GFS Early Career Researcher Event 2020

7 December 2020

Held on 30 November 2020, this event was specifically created for our early career researcher (ECR) community. While this has been a turbulent year for everyone, it has also meant that ECRs have had fewer of the traditional platforms - such as science festivals, field trips and conferences - that are so necessary for...

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