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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.

Major investment in horticulture, food and drink industries in Kent and Medway

‘Growing Kent & Medway’, a project focused on strengthening the competitiveness of Britain’s horticulture, food and drink industries, has been awarded £18 million in funding under the UK Government’s ‘Strength in Places’ scheme. Building on over a...

My Future in Five: Emmanuel Taiwo

Emmanuel Taiwo left Nigeria in 2013 and boarded a plane for the very first time, to come to the UK and study at NRI. His first impression was that the UK was cold in temperature, but warm in welcome. Emmanuel took five minutes out of his day to...

NRI’s statement on the DFID-FCO merger

In response to the announcement of the proposed merger between the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, NRI highlights the importance of continued international development work to help...

NRI stages a cautious return to work in laboratories

Like most of the UK, NRI began the process of closing down its office and laboratory-based work the week immediately preceding official lockdown, and those who could, began working from home. Since then, only one or two people have been allowed on...

Black Lives Matter

As part of the University of Greenwich, NRI fully supports the University’s statement on Black Lives Matter, published on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, GSU Officers, Chairs of the EDI Committee & Chair of the BAME staff...

Landmark publication on human rights due diligence published by University of Greenwich

Valerie Nelson | Olga Martin-Ortega | Gillian Summers All workers in the world have a right to decent work: safe and healthy working conditions, protection against discrimination, fair and adequate remuneration, freedom of association, and other...

World Oceans Day: University of Greenwich champions innovations for sustainable oceans

World Oceans Day is marked each year on June 8th, with its aim of “raising awareness of the vital importance of our oceans and the role they play in sustaining a healthy planet.” It’s a day where people and organisations come together – this year...

Future in Five: Ana Cristina Morales

Ana Cristina left Mexico City to follow in her father’s footsteps and study for a Master’s at a university in the UK. As a mature student who’d been passionate about food and science from an early age, Ana embraced the lifestyle at NRI and quickly...

New Diseases: Ancient Plagues

As the world reels from the deadly ravages brought by COVID-19, another plague – at least as old as mankind itself – is devastating huge swathes of east Africa and the Middle East, and is going largely unnoticed. Massed swarms of desert locusts,...
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