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The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) is a specialist research, development and education organisation of the University of Greenwich, UK, with a focus on food, agriculture, environment, and sustainable livelihoods.

New Head of Livelihoods and Institutions Department at NRI

The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) at the University of Greenwich welcomes Professor Vegard Iversen as the new Head of its Livelihoods and Institutions Department.  An applied micro development economist with a PhD from the University of...

Saving Yams in Madagascar – Kew Gardens and NRI collaborate

Trekking far into isolated parts of Madagascar’s Natural Resource Reserve (COFAV), a protected area around the Ambositra-Vondrozo Forest Corridor with no roads and limited modern facilities, NRI’s Professor Ben Bennett and Dr Debbie Rees crossed...

New Head of NRI’s Agriculture, Health and Environment Department

Professor Richard Hopkins has been promoted to lead the Agriculture, Health and Environment Department of the NRI. He will take up his new post on 1st October. The Agriculture, Health and Environment Department has over 30 world-leading scientists tackling...

NRI collaborates on major Roots Tubers and Bananas breeding project

Maris Piper, a popular British potato variety, is widely considered the potato of choice to make the tastiest roast potatoes. Chefs and diners alike know how this variety, when roasted, will produce the crispiest coating with the fluffiest...

Semperfresh – is this the answer to zero plastic packaging for fruit and vegetables?

Remember the days when you would go to the market and see stall upon stall of fresh fruit and vegetables? “Get your apples, pears and bananas here! Fifty pence for your punnet of strawberries,” the market traders would shout as customers openly...
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