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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.

Future in Five – Paul Hyatt

Paul Hyatt confesses to being a life-long lover of all things geographic and that he felt like a ‘kid in a sweet shop’ when he studied with NRI at the University of Greenwich. Paul took five minutes out of his day to Skype with Communications...

International Day of Women & Girls in Science

The International Day of Women & Girls in Science takes place on the 11th February 2021. Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed Sustainable Development Goals, including the 2030 Agenda for...

Professor Gowda Wins the Hind Rattan Award 2021

NRI’s Professor of Molecular Plant Pathology, Maruthi Gowda, has received the prestigious Hind Rattan award. The Hind Rattan, translated into English as "Jewel of India", is one of the highest awards granted annually to non-resident persons of...

PhD Opportunity: UK Food Systems – Centre for Doctoral Training

NRI is delighted to invite prospective PhD students to join its UK Food Systems Centre for Doctoral Training – (UKFS-CDT). There will be a live presentation and Q&A session for potential applicants on Wednesday 3 February 2021, from 1700 – 1800...

Sustainable coffee in Central America: building resilience to climate and market fluctuation

Every day, over two billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide, with the popularity of the beverage continuing to rise. Consumers can choose the strength, roast, origin, blend, style and ‘notes’ of their brew, with many also choosing to buy...

International Seminar on Food and Nutrition Security in Africa

You are invited to join an International Seminar on Food and Nutrition Security in Africa hosted by the Natural Resources Institute (NRI) under its Food and Nutrition Security Initiative (FaNSI). The seminar will take place on Monday 25th January...

Farmers and scientists creating new agri-tech solutions: Farmer Research Networks in Malawi

Land degradation, climate change, pests and diseases, and lack of access to farm inputs and markets are some of the obstacles faced by millions of smallholder farmers in Africa who struggle to produce food for their families and secure an income.

LEGEND’s legacy: providing practical lessons and policy analysis for responsible land investments

A ‘land grab’ can be described as the acquisition of large land areas by private companies, governments or individuals, without taking into account the land and resource rights of the communities settled there.

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

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,...
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