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Read more at: Living Biocultural Archives project led by team member Daniela Sclavo wins commission from Imagining Futures
Mole Tamal made by Doña Inés (© Daniela Sclavo). An opened tamale sits on a floral-patterned plate next to a cup of coffee. These and several pieces of cutlery are photographed from above, with a colorful tablecloth underneath.

Living Biocultural Archives project led by team member Daniela Sclavo wins commission from Imagining Futures

27 November 2022

In summer 2022, the Imagining Futures network selected the project Living Biocultural Archives: “Collective Archivism” as one of its commissioned projects. This is exciting news for the work of Collection to Cultivation, as this ambitious community archiving initiative is part of the work of Cambridge HPS doctoral student...


Read more at: The Rise and Fall of Processed Tomato in Taiwan by Leo Chu
Cardboard box used to pack cherry tomatoes produced in Minxiong, Southern Taiwan

The Rise and Fall of Processed Tomato in Taiwan by Leo Chu

26 October 2022

The Rise and Fall of Processed Tomato in Taiwan The sixth instalment in our project blog, where From Collection to Cultivation members share research insights, snippets, and ideas. When mentioning my research on the tomato breeding program of the Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center (AVRDC, today known as the...


Read more at: Ryan Nehring and colleagues on "Soy Without Borders"
European Space Agency Sentinel 2A image of Brazilian farms from space. From ESA: "Here we can see a large, flat plateau blanked with fields benefiting from rich soils and an apparent abundance of water, before falling off into a green, hilly valley (left)

Ryan Nehring and colleagues on "Soy Without Borders"

1 October 2022

The October 2022 issue of leading environmental history journal Global Environment features an article by Collection to Cultivation postdoc Ryan Nehring and his colleagues Cassandio Brito Rocha and Sandro Dutra e Silvo, ' Soy Without Borders: The Transnational Dynamics of Commodity Frontiers In South America (1971–2019...


Wellcome Trust Investigator Award, 2020–2025 

From Collection to Cultivation is a five-year research project exploring the histories of food crops as they journey from plants to dinner plates. Over the course of the project, we'll reshape understandings of how and by whom modern agricultural crops, and modern diets, have been made. Read more...