We are a collaboration of five higher education institutions pioneering a learning community and resource on food systems thinking. Available to all post-graduate students at the participating institutions, IFSTAL – Innovative Food Systems Teaching and Learning programme – fosters a range of cross-disciplinary, intra- and inter-institution activities, as well as skills for taking new learning into the workplace.
Through IFSTAL we aim to build a cohort – and a community – of professionals from a wide range of post-graduate backgrounds with skills in applying critical interdisciplinary systems thinking to issues of long-term food security.
- Find out more about IFSTAL and how IFSTAL works.
- Sign in to the IFSTAL portal now (requires access to your institution’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE): Weblearn, Blackboard or Moodle).
Latest news and blog posts
Oana-Adelina Tanasache, a PhD student in the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development at the University of Reading, recently attended the 2017 London Produce Show and Conference. Oana is an active IFSTAL participant... READ MORE
Calling all IFSTAL alumni! You are cordially invited to attend our inaugural IFSTAL Alumni lunch which is taking place at the start of this year’s summer school from 12:30 on Sunday 2 July... READ MORE
On 21st April 2017 Dr Kelly Reed, IFSTAL Education Coordinator at the University of Warwick attended a workshop which saw expert speakers and guests discuss the history of, and current policy around, diet... READ MORE
IFSTAL is an interactive training programme designed to improve post-graduate level knowledge and understanding of the food system. The need to train people in food systems thinking in order to address the increasing... READ MORE