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Food and Nutrition Security Initiative - FaNSI

Welcome to NRI’s Food and Nutrition Security Initiative, known as FaNSI.

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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 place at the University’s campus at Greenwich. The event will serve as a platform for researchers, practitioners, students, and partners of FaNSI to convene, share their research and discuss critical issues surrounding food and nutrition security in sub-Saharan Africa.

For details about the conference, please download the conference programme. 

FaNSI Conference Programme

Using a food systems approach, FaNSI will expand NRI’s interdisciplinary research capacity, working in collaboration with partner organisations, to address the challenges of food and nutrition insecurity, especially in Africa. The Initiative develops four of NRI’s areas of excellence: Climate Change, Food Loss and Waste, Sustainable Agricultural Intensification, and Food Systems for Improved Nutrition, which, when combined with other complementary areas of work, will create a world-leading research capacity addressing the needs of vulnerable people. Find out more about FaNSI programmes here.

Through support from Research England’s ‘Expanding Excellence in England’ (E3) fund, NRI will invest in new staff, expanded partnerships, PhD students and enhanced infrastructure.