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The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) is a specialist research, development and education organisation of the University of Greenwich, UK, with a focus on food, agriculture, environment, and sustainable livelihoods.

NRI joins EU-funded VIRTIGATION project to combat viral crop destruction in tomato and curcubit plants

Every year, viral diseases wreak havoc on tomato and curcubit (squash, pumpkin, courgette) crops worldwide, causing losses of around Euros 3.5bn in Europe alone. The EU-funded VIRTIGATION project has been launched to combat emerging viral diseases...

NRI opens three new research and teaching facilities

On Wednesday 22 September, NRI officially opened three new buildings at its Medway campus, all dedicated to boosting agronomy and food product development at the University of Greenwich.

Future in Five Bradley Cory

Bradley Cory dreamed of becoming a commercial airline pilot, but a life-changing incident that happened when he was just 16 forced a total reassessment of his future. Obtaining his first degree at the University of Greenwich and working on his PhD...

The Early Career Researcher Network - where no idea is off limits

NRI’s Dr Steve Harte is inviting all Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to come to the first ever showcase event which will be held at the University of Greenwich Medway Campus on Wednesday 6th October, from 1pm–3pm.

Food insecurity: why prevention is better than cure

Humanitarian interventions often lag behind early warning of threats to food security. Variations in climate and conflict conditions are among the most important factors preceding disruptions tied to food system failures and malnutrition crises...

NRI Professor awarded prestigious Doctor of Science Degree

Professor Robert Cheke has been awarded a prestigious Doctor of Science degree by the University of Greenwich, in recognition of his research on birds, insects, crops and diseases that spans a period of fifty years. The award was made at a Ceremony at...

Innovative funding grants set to boost Kent & Medway area now open

Growing Kent & Medway have now opened applications for research and development grants worth up to £250,000 to support innovation for horticultural food and drink-based businesses operating in the Kent and Medway area.

NRI researcher awarded prestigious Future Leaders Fellowship from UKRI

Dr Uche Okpara, Fellow in Climate Change and State Fragility at NRI, has been awarded a prestigious ‘Future Leaders Fellowship’ for a programme of work on prosperity and peace in countries facing interrelated risks of conflict and climate change.

NRI judges children’s environmental film

NRI’s Dr Conor Walsh says he’s “delighted and excited” to have been asked to be a judge for a children’s environmental short film competition. The films, which are between 30 and 60 seconds long, will demonstrate what practical steps young people...
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