Knowledge for a sustainable world

Hannah Hyde

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.

FaNSI was funded from 2019 to 2024 by Research England under the ‘Expanding Excellence in England’ (E3) Programme, which supports the strategic growth of excellent research units in higher education institutions in England. By building research capacity, it aims to stimulate research and knowledge generation for positive social impact. Now is an appropriate time to present some of the achievements under FaNSI in a final conference.

The conference focuses on four main multidisciplinary themes: food systems and nutrition, food loss and waste reduction, inclusive innovation for sustainable agricultural intensification, and climate change. With these focal points, the conference aims to foster knowledge exchange and dialogue amongst stakeholders involved in addressing the region's pressing challenges and exploring potential solutions.

Attendees can look forward to engaging keynotes from global thought leaders and presentations and poster sessions featuring valuable information and insights from recent research.

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

FaNSI Conference Programme