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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

If your research is helping to tackle any aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact, please get in touch with Jacqueline Garget, Communications Manager for Biological Sciences Research at to discuss potentially promoting it. The Research Communications team in the University’s Office of External Affairs and Communications has been working hard this year writing articles to promote the University of Cambridge’s COVID-19-related research, and researchers, to the outside world. Many of these articles have led to national and international media coverage for the researchers in newspapers, websites, on radio and TV, and are helping to inform discussions to make progress in tackling the pandemic.

Researcher profiles:
Research stories:

Reflections by the GFS Community: COVID-19’s impact on global food security research and practice. 

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

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

COVID-19 related articles by GFS members.

Can healthy ecosystems prevent pandemics?

Beyond the pandemic: Rethink the menu and how much it costs.

CsaP: Science and Policy Podcast Series. Episodes 9 and 15 adress food security and COVID-19.

Is COVID-19 causing a global food crisis?

Infectious disease in misplaced populations

How can we build resilient food systems for the future?

COVID-19 impact on zoonotic disease risk solutions in displaced populations

Covid-19 and agriculture: the coming contradictory hunger pandemic

COVID-19 impacts on food security: an opportunity to address old problems?

Food insecurity in the UK – why we need a new normal

Local food solutions during the coronavirus crisis could have lasting benefits



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Global food security is a major research priority for UK and international science.

Cambridge Global Food Security is a virtual centre at the University of Cambridge. We promote an interdisciplinary approach to addressing the challenge of ensuring all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and preferences for an active and healthy life. 

Please contact the Programme Manager D.ssa Francesca Re Manning to request information, share information, or join our mailing list.