Knowledge for a sustainable world

NRI has just heard the news of the death of Calestous Juma in Boston last week. He had been unwell for some time but his death was still a shock to his many friends and colleagues. Professor Juma was...

Dr Frances Hawkes, Research Fellow at NRI, is being featured in ‘Greenwich Portraits at Medway’ – the initiative launched by the university’s Alumni department that profiles and celebrates Greenwich...

The UK is one of the leading countries globally for chocolate consumption per head…but how many of us think about where that chocolate comes from? Chocolate is made from the beans of the cacao or...

Siji Kavil, PhD student at NRI, is serious about cassava brown streak disease (CBSD). That’s because it’s a serious disease affecting cassava, the tropical root that is an important crop for food and...

Cassava, a root crop that is hugely important for food security across Africa, is believed to have originated in Brazil where it is known as ‘mandioca’. Over centuries, Brazilians have developed a...

Think ‘climate change’ and you might not necessarily envisage your favourite food. But if you care about the food on your plate, then caring about climate change would be a smart move.

By studying...

PhD research at the Faculty of Engineering and Science is changing the world – but how? In essence, this was the question being answered by participants in the University of Greenwich’s first ever...

‘Hidden hunger’ occurs when people lack the essential vitamins and minerals needed for a full and healthy life. Around two billion people worldwide are affected by hidden hunger. Visionary economist...

Finding a compromise in most situations can be complicated. But when the two sides involved represent hunger on one side, and our ecosystems on the other – life itself hangs in the balance. This...

Food lost or wasted after harvest adds up to 1.3 billion tonnes every year. These postharvest losses have a major impact on food security, especially for people in the developing world. Food security...

Today, 25th April, is World Malaria Day – an international observance day led by the World Health Organisation to recognise global efforts to control malaria. It is fitting that this year’s theme...

Decaf or full strength…medium-body or dark roast…blend or single origin? There is no shortage of choice when it comes to buying coffee. We can even choose how our coffee was grown or traded by buying...