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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Picture credit: ​FAO; UNEP; WHO; WOAH publication One Health Joint Plan of Action, 2022–2026

One Health is an approach which aims to balance and optimize the health of people, animals and ecosystems. It recognizes that the health of humans, domestic and wild animals, plants, and the wider environment (including ecosystems) are closely linked and interdependent.  It was developed in response to evidence of the spreading of zoonotic diseases and is used to develop responses to health challenges such as the emergence of infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, and food safety and promote the health and integrity of our ecosystems. 

By linking humans, animals and the environment, One Health is a useful approach for developing interdisciplinary research on food security.

Please find below links to information about One Health workshops that GFS has helped organise:


May 2022: One Health Challenges in Food Systems: Joint workshop with Cambridge Infectious Diseases IRC 

GFS and CID organized a half-day workshop bringing together livestock diseases, crop diseases, and farming policy researchers. The discussion focused on preventing infectious disease-driven problems in a changing climate and managing disease and antimicrobial resistance in the agricultural landscape. 

Please click here to read a report on this workshop (Raven password required).


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.