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 more than 2000 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
UK and global food system perspectives shared
Students from five institutions joined food system professionals at the recent IFSTAL Annual Lecture. The event also marked the launch of the eighth year of the innovative teaching programme. The Royal Veterinary College’s... READ MORE
IFSTAL Year 8 prepares to launch
Around IFSTAL’s five collaborating institutions, students from a broad range of disciplines are preparing to sharpen their food systems skills as the IFSTAL teaching programme welcomes students for the eighth year. The 2022/23... READ MORE
Tackling food system challenges in Uganda
A two-part IFSTAL training course in Makerere University, Kampala has given participants new food system perspectives and skills. Bring together 26 individuals drawn from university students, academics and professionals working across the food... READ MORE
What’s up with avocados in Michoacán?
Andrea Barbato reflects on how learnings from a recent IFSTAL workshop resonate with one particular real world issue. Wicked problems are problems so difficult to define and to solve that they “tend to... READ MORE