IFSTAL Symposium: Technology – a silver bullet for the food system?

Before you dive into our website, we would like to invite you to attend IFSTAL’s inaugural public symposium, taking place on Saturday 28th January 2017 at RVC Camden, London. The day will bring together academics, students, and professionals from a range of sectors to discuss the role of technology in future food systems. For more information and to register for your place, please go to our Eventbrite page here and look at our News and Events page on this website.

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  – will foster a range of cross-disciplinary, intra- and inter-institution activities, as well as promoting 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.



Please note, we are looking to recruit a new part-time Education Coordinator! Are you a dynamic individual with a commitment to, and enthusiasm for engaging with and teaching graduate students? Please find out more here (closing date 29th January).

  • University of Oxford
  • City University London
  • University of Reading
  • The University of Warwick
  • Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH)
  • Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)