1. To establish a pioneering consortium of universities to deliver collaborative training and capacity building in the holistic study of food systems.


  1. To develop, implement and assess a new mode of teaching based on inter-university collaboration and exploiting the latest learning technologies.


  1. To enhance student learning, insights, experiences and opportunities by offering a range of topics to set their specialist areas of study within a full food systems/food security context.


  1. To create a cohort of Masters and PhD graduates equipped to address food systems challenges by combining a deep understanding of their specialism with critical and innovative thinking of the broader social, economic and environmental context. View the IFSTAL capabilities framework here.