The newly created Global Food and Environment Institute has 85 academic staff holding a research portfolio of over £40 million and an investment plan of approximately £40m in new academic staff and new instrumentation. Since the November 2016 census date identifying the £40 m externally funded portfolio of research, institute members secured a £8m GCRF collective fund award on climate smart agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa. The award is twinned with a £8m award led by the climate theme. Food and Environment has a long-term rate of organic growth in research income of £8Mpa and the overall food theme had a rate of grant capture of £8.9m pa during 2015-16.
The Global Institute has 4 focus areas to concentrate resources and intellectual effort. These are 1) environment, crops and agrifood, 2) urban food consumption, 3) food and livelihoods in the Global South and 4) international food supply networks.
Unique research facilities/groups:
The Human Appetite and Research Unit (HARU)