Global Food and Environment Institute

Global Food and Environment Institute

The Global Food and Environment Institute (GFEI) is an interdisciplinary research community uniting academia, industry, and public policy.

We envisage a radically different global food system aligned with nature, ensuring universal access to safe and nutritious food. Our mission is to cultivate lasting solutions fostering transformative change. Together, we can create a food system that is socially-just, climate-smart and goes beyond sustainability.

We work in partnership with expertise from across the University to offer the Sustainable Food Systems MSc for those interested in exploring research that underpins food sustainability from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Research spotlights

  • Sustainable food

    Explore projects led by researchers in the Faculty of Environment, from farming to influencing consumer behaviour and reducing waste.

    A researcher in lab clothing checking crops in a large growing facility
  • Smart farm

    Learn how we're working with partners across Europe to co-develop research programmes that address modern agricultural challenges.

    Overhead view of the University's Smart Farm.

Extending the reach and impact of our research

Our researchers are engaging with policymakers and global research networks to share their work and help bring about positive change.