Category Archives: Podcast

Bitesize: Farming in Sub-Saharan Africa

On the third instalment of out bitesize series in association with the Gastby foundation we speak to Dr Shailaja Fennell from the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge about the practical considerations of improving small-holder farming in sub-saharan Africa.

Bitesize: Impact of agriculture on conservation

We have teamed up with the Gatsby Foundation masterclass series to bring you a series of bitesize episodes where we talk to some of the leading researchers in the world of Food Security. In the first of our bitesize shows we talk to Professor Andrew Balmford about the impact of agriculture on conservation, and what we can do to try to minimise this impact.

Episode Two: How might climate change affect food security?

In this episode we speak to Dr. Aled Jones, director of the Global Sustainability Institute at Anglia Ruskin University, about how climate change is going to impact food security. We also try some potential food of the future that is not for the faint hearted!

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Episode 1: What is food security?


In this episode we speak to Dr David Nally and Professor Chris Gilligan, from the Cambridge University Strategic Initiative in Global Food Security to find out where this term comes from and how food security varies across the world. Furthermore we find out what the challenges are and why it is crucial for natural, physical and social scientists to work together to overcome these trials.

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Episode 1 transcript