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

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