IFSTAL is a pioneering learning community and resource to enable a step change in food systems thinking. We have already built a large and diverse community of over 1500 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

Find out more about IFSTAL and how IFSTAL works. 

Latest news and blog posts

IFSTAL 20/21 launches online

With diverse backgrounds and a common interest in the food system, more than 180 participants from around the world attended the online launch of the IFSTAL teaching programme 2020/21 on 22 October 2020.... READ MORE

Taking different perspectives

During the 2020 summer school, the participants were tasked with tackling food systems resilience from different perspectives. Francesca Di Franco and Becca McGowan, two of the summer school students, explain how the teams... READ MORE