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.

Seeking sustainability in agricultural systems: NRI professor to give inaugural lecture

With a growing global population, the need to produce more food is ever present. For decades, unsustainable farming practices have produced myriad negative impacts on the environment. How can we increase agricultural productivity for an adequate...

Evaluating responsible business: NRI builds capacity of international organisations

Like with the current Spice Girls t-shirts, ‘irresponsible business’ hits the headlines when working conditions in factories making products for high-profile brands are revealed. Over the years, details have emerged of workers in developing...

Food, Agriculture and Nutrition

Better nutrition for a growing population is a major challenge of our time. However, to improve nutrition, more understanding is needed of patterns of consumption, dietary practices and food systems. By improving standards for collecting and...

Sustainable Agricultural Intensification

Increasing agricultural productivity is essential to feeding a fast-growing population and has the potential to lift rural families out of poverty. Sustainable Agricultural Intensification (SAI) provides the means to do this with limited available...

Food Loss and Waste

NRI has been working to reduce losses and waste after harvest since the food crisis of the 1970s.

Climate change, Agriculture and Natural Resources

Responding to climate change is one of the most urgent challenges facing humankind. The most severe impacts are likely to be suffered by the poorest and most vulnerable in society who live in more fragile environments and have the least resources...
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