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.

  • 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)

Latest news and blog posts

Hold the Date: IFSTAL Showcase Event 2018

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

Chishill Research Farm Visit

  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