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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. 
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Join our team: 26 new jobs in NRI’s Food and Nutrition Security Initiative

Do you have what it takes to make an impact on global food and nutrition security? We are looking for exceptional candidates to help drive forward our work to improve the lives of poor people. The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) of the University of...

Informing policy on climate change, land and food security: IPCC Special Report released

How will food security be further endangered by climate change? How do current global systems of producing and distributing food contribute to climate change through greenhouse gas emissions? How is land degradation, including desertification, exacerbating...

My Future in Five: Safeenah Safiyan

Safeenah Safiyan has just come to the end of her one-year course at the Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, where she studied for a MSc in Agriculture for Sustainable Development. She took five minutes out of her pre-graduation preparation...

Bush; bean; cup; repeat – sourcing sustainable coffee

Coffee is so much more than just another hot beverage. We depend on it to kick-start our mornings, and round off a nice dinner. It’s a useful social prop, and now its alleged health benefits (regular coffee drinkers report lower instances of...

NRI and NIAB EMR win grant to protect fruit crops from Spotted Wing Drosophila

Colleagues at NRI and horticultural research organisation NIAB EMR (National Institute of Agricultural Botany East Malling Research), have been awarded a BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council) Industrial Partnership Award to...

Graduation Day 2019

The heat was on for this year’s cohort of students as they graduated on one of the hottest days of the year. The grandeur of Rochester Cathedral provided cool and welcome relief as the thermometer touched 31 degrees outside. NRI staff and students...

Life without cake, wine and chocolate..?

Could you imagine not having at least one of the above to get you through the week? If badnaviruses, a highly diverse group of plant DNA viruses, have their wicked way, that may become a possibility. Badnaviruses are, like the names suggests,...

Bee good, bee lazy

Bees are big news right now and humankind has realised two important things: how interlinked bees’ survival is with its own, and that bees are in trouble and urgently need help. Their distress call has reached the ears of government with Defra’s...

Research students at NRI: on the path to impact

On the 17th of May 2019, students were given the opportunity to both organise and participate in the 4th Annual NRIPS (Natural Resources Institute Postgraduate Society) Symposium. The NRIPS Symposium aims to equip participants with vital...
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