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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 Professor wins Research Innovation Award

Dr Delia Grace Randolph has been recognised for her work on the links between animal, human, and environment health. The Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph awarded Dr Randolph the research innovation award which carries a prize of...

Professor Andrew Westby leaves NRI for University of Greenwich role

A message from Professor Andrew Westby Dear colleagues and friends of the Natural Resources Institute, After 34 years, the time has come for me to leave NRI and to take up a role as the new Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Knowledge Exchange)...

Are orangutans on the brink of extinction? Analysis of billion-dollar investment in conservation reveals a more strategic approach could help save them

A new study led by the University of Greenwich and the University of Kent shows that orangutans are still rapidly declining despite more than one billion US dollars invested in their conservation between 2000 and 2019. Orangutans face imminent...

Upcycling food waste for innovative plant-based meat and dairy alternatives

Food choices impact human and planetary health. The negative environmental impacts of the food system, increasing food insecurity and the prevalence of unhealthy diets are driving policymakers, scientists, companies and consumers to demand...

Gender-based violence driven by climate and environmental change and related conflict must be addressed

Lora Forsythe, Kaysara Khatun and Uche Okpara | Gender-based violence (GBV) is experienced by one in three women worldwide [1]. This significant global health and human rights issue has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, as a result of...

Feminist, critical and transformative: NRI food systems research at the Cultivating Equality Conference

Lora Forsythe, June Po, Valerie Nelson, Fiorella Picchioni, Gwen Varley* | ‘How can we make food systems research and action more feminist, critical and transformative?’ This was the central question at a panel session convened by staff from...

Building resilience against gender bias in academia

Katie James, Lydia O’Meara, Rania Hassan | The obstacles facing women in academia exist at multiple stages in their career. Despite the fact that over half of all PhDs have been awarded to women in recent years, the percentage of permanent female...

IWD: Learning together to achieve gender equality

Andrew Westby | “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” – this is Sustainable Development Goal #5, one of the 17 global goals adopted in 2015 by the United Nations. My colleagues at NRI, our partners, students, and collaborators...

Royal Entomological Society Student Forum 2022

The 2022 Royal Entomological Society (RES) Student Forum had been eagerly anticipated as being an in-person event after two years of virtual meetings due to Covid restrictions. The annual forum, organised by and for undergraduate and postgraduate...
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