As a collaboration of seven higher education institutions, IFSTAL is pioneering a learning community and resource to enable a step change in food systems thinking. We have already built a large and diverse community of over 1200 food systems thinkers, including students from a wide range of backgrounds, alumni and workplace practitioners. IFSTAL is available to all postgraduate students enrolled at the participating institutions. The programme equips participants with the skills to apply critical interdisciplinary systems thinking to issues of long-term food security through fostering intra- and inter-institution activities, and the means for taking new learning to the work-place.

  • Make change happen in the workplace
  • See the bigger food systems picture
  • Meet others who want to enact change
  • Attend exclusive workshops and webinars

The 2018/19 programme launched on 18 October 2018. If you are interested in joining us, contact your local Education Coordinator and learn more about the workshops and events that have taken place so far here.

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, Canvas, Blackboard or Moodle).

  • 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

Teamwork tested in Workshop Three

Systems thinking and team work were in the spotlight for Workshop Three, which took place on 16 February at The University of Warwick’s impressive Occulus Building. We were honoured to welcome food journalist... READ MORE

IFSTAL on track for postgraduate employability

The discussions at the recent Westminster Insights Graduate Employability Forum highlighted how IFSTAL is giving students an innovative head start in the professional world, as Rosina Borrelli, Workplace Engagement Lead for IFSTAL, explains. This... READ MORE