IFSTAL is an interactive training programme designed to improve post-graduate level knowledge and understanding of the food system.
There is a lack of workforce with skills in food systems thinking. Across the world, one billion people are hungry, two billion lack sufficient nutrients and over two billion are overweight or obese.
The aim of IFSTAL is to address this problem and provide students with knowledge and skills they can transfer to the workplace.
Over 2,000 students studying food related issues have been part of the IFSTAL programme and we know that more than 350 are working in the food sector. The programme uses a range of teaching methods, including a virtual learning environment.
IFSTAL is a collaboration between the University of Oxford, the University of Warwick and three colleges at the University of London – The Royal Veterinary College (RVC), The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).