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Institute for Global Food Security

The Institute for Global Food Security is based at Queen’s University Belfast and is one of the University's Global Research Institutes. The Institute aims to play a major role in delivering safe, sustainable and authentic food to the world’s population, and has become globally recognised for its excellence in research.

The Institute houses a suite of state-of-the-art laboratories, conducting cutting edge research into various topics ranging from soil & plant health through to food security. Since the inception of the UK’s first Institute of Agri-Food and Land Use in 2006, the work of the Institute has become internationally-recognised for its excellence in research and teaching. The Institute for Global Food Security will be a key partner in national and global efforts to provide the world’s growing population with a sustainable, safe and secure supply of high quality food.

IGFS conducts cutting edge, environmental, food safety and nutritional research of local, national and international importance. We provide a strong and motivating research environment and the concentration of academic staff in key thematic areas maintains international standing in these specialisms.

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