Knowledge for a sustainable world

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.

From experiencing Boko Haram violence to researching climate change, peace and prosperity at NRI

Rejoice Wadiam Papka was just 18 years old when Islamist terrorists from Boko Haram wreaked havoc on the area of north-east Nigeria that she called home. The violence and residual fear she experienced, influenced her career choices leading to PhD...

Securing land rights: key to changing the route from our current ‘highway to climate hell’

“We are on a highway to climate hell with our foot on the accelerator”, said UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, on Monday 6th November during his opening address at COP27 in Egypt. COP is the United Nation’s Conference of Parties, at which...

Future in Five – Hayley Thompson

Hayley Thompson has finally found her ‘ideal job’ – identifying pathogens in rodents – here at NRI, University of Greenwich. Her career journey to become a Molecular Microbiologist has taken her on a circuitous route, and has involved a variety of...

IPBES and IPCC awarded the Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity: combatting the ecological and climate crisis

“Humanity today faces a severe and unprecedented climate crisis with devastating consequences for people, nature and the economy,” stated the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation when they launched their ‘Prize for Humanity’ in 2020 – with the aim of...

Prize winning NRI PhD graduate on expanding networks, knowledge and new directions

Former NRI PhD student, Dr Manuela Carnaghi, recently took up a position as Professional Teaching Demonstrator for the School of Science at the University of Greenwich, where she leads laboratory classes for a range of BSc and MSc students....

The Food Accelerator Project gets into gear

NRI’s first Food Accelerator programme has begun and is speeding away from the starting grid. The initiative, which gives practical advice to new start-ups has welcomed its first intake of entrepreneurs, all of whom are developing plant-based food...

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

With deep sadness, we mark the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Keep or eat? NRI helps Channel 5 viewers understand their fruitbowl

We all know that eating fruit keeps us healthy, but often there’s a very small window of opportunity to eat the contents of our fruitbowl when it’s at its best. All too often fruit from the supermarket is either unripe, or about to go off. NRI’s...

NRI joins Kew Gardens to discuss 'food loss and waste' solutions

One of the biggest challenges in relation to food is managing loss and waste, not just in homes, but throughout the food system from pre-production to consumption. In August, Kew Gardens hosted a panel discussion as part of its ‘Food Forever’...
Addressing Global Challenges

Our Development Programmes

Development Programmes
Generating Knowledge

Discover Our Research

Sharing Knowledge and Developing Skills

Study With Us

Devising Solutions Together

Consultancy and Partnerships