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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

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 to contrasting views from scientists and social scientists working on the TIGR2ESS programme. Share what food sustainability means to you.

27 March. Algae: Food for the future. Introducing the algal species that could be a bigger part of your diet in the future. Learn more about the diversity of microalgae and their uses in food.

29 March. Mobile Teaching Kitchens: A community-led food revolution in India. TIGR2ESS researchers working for collaborator NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health have developed a nutrition education method called a Mobile Teaching Kitchen. The team behind this initiative has developed nutritious recipes, using healthy and often underused ingredients such as the grain millet. The project has empowered marginalised women in Kolkata, India to sell healthy food and deliver nutrition education to customers in a microenterprise model. NNEdPro has created a cookbook, inspired by recipes cooked by women taking part in the mobile teaching kitchen project. TIGR2ESS is showcasing some of these recipes in an online cook-along session.

31 March. Multiple dimensions of millets in The Gambia. Come and learn how the MillNETi research team is working with Gambian partners to study the potential benefits of eating more pearl millet, a nutritious dryland grain. Hear how the team have been working both with human study participants and in the lab to understand how millet might help tackle iron deficiency. 

1 April. Research and innovation for global equality. Cambridge and in-country researchers and change actors are joining forces to advance international development through research. In this series of talks, we will discover some fascinating scientific collaborations that are empowering countries to strengthen their research and innovation ecosystems, achieve food security and improve their healthcare and education.

Text adapted from the original events. Image provided by the Cambridge Festival.