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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.

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...

Making sense of change: study new MSc in Global Environmental Change at NRI

A personal account by Dr Conor Walsh, Environmental Scientist at NRI Like many people, I was affected by the heavy snow that fell in Medway in Kent, UK, last February. As I was trying and failing to cycle home in the snow, I stopped to take this...

University promotions 2018: NRI staff recognised

Doubling the number of women professors and recognising the success of its social scientists, the Natural Resources Institute proudly shares the achievements of its academics.

Sustainability for super-grain sorghum: NRI feature in landmark publication

A traditional seed-like grain native to Africa, sorghum is the world’s fifth largest cereal used as food, livestock feed and fuel. Its high drought tolerance means that it copes well with changing climates and its versatility makes it an important...

CAVA2: Participatory technology adaptation to benefit small cassava processing enterprises

CAVA2 works to add value along the cassava value chain through activities which include: improving farm productivity - expanding and improving the efficiency of cassava processing – developing end products and identifying market opportunities. The...
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