Interdisciplinary food systems training to address global food security challenges
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.
Latest news and blog posts
IFSTAL is unique. It brings together academic minds in food systems thinking with the workplace to create an inter-disciplinary, workplace-orientated model to build the community of future researchers, practitioners, campaigners, and advocates for... READ MORE
In my last blog post on food systems thinking, I highlighted three challenges that appear when we try to think about or address problems in food systems: incomplete knowledge, the limitations of human... READ MORE
On Thursday 29th March 2018, three lucky IFSTAL students were offered the chance to visit Bayer’s Chishill Research Farm, just outside Cambridge. They were the winner and runners up in the Bayer... READ MORE