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NRI International Conference on Food and Nutrition Security in Africa, 2024

This week, the Natural Resources Institute (NRI) will be holding an international conference on food and nutrition security, as part of its Food and Nutrition Security Initiative (FaNSI). The two-day conference, 20-21 February 2024, will take...

Future Leaders Fellowship Award – Dr Fiorella Picchioni

Seventy-five of the most promising research leaders, recently recognised by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), will benefit from a £101...

Driving transformative research and innovation one collaboration at a time

Collaboration is a key feature of our work at NRI. Through high quality collaborative research, knowledge exchange and learning, NRI works to find innovative solutions to local and global challenges. This culture has led to collaborations with...

NRI part of major research investment into national land use transformation

NRI is part of a transdisciplinary hub consisting of 34 leading research and stakeholder organisations aiming to help all four UK governments to drive the land use transformations required to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

New project to develop sustainable algal protein with enhanced flavour.

NRI is part of a recently started, two-year project to develop a new technology to manufacture protein with an improved flavour profile, from microalgae. The incorporation of algae into human food systems has gained increased attention in recent...

NRI to develop plant-based meat from beer and spirit waste

NRI has secured funding to develop a plant-based meat alternative from spent grain waste from the brewing and distilling industry. The BSG4PROTEIN project is supported by the environmental charity, Hubbub, through their ‘Eat It Up fund’. Eat It Up...

New research urges data-driven action for agriculture and food systems change

NRI Director, Prof. Sheryl Hendriks is co-author of an influential new report that establishes a baseline for tracking the performance of food systems across the world. The report highlights the urgent need for improvements in global food systems...

Kefilwe Moalosi: Championing food safety in Africa

Kefilwe Roba Moalosi is a Nutrition and Food Safety specialist at the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), a technical and development agency of the African Union. She completed the MSc Food Safety and Quality Management at NRI in 2009....

NRI and Agrinatura advancing collaboration for greater impact

Dr. Stephen Onakuse, President of Agrinatura, paid a visit to the Natural Resources Institute (NRI) on 24 November 2023. His visit was in recognition of the value of the work going on at NRI and a mutual interest in discussing strategies to...
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