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Interdisciplinary Food Systems Teaching and Learning (IFSTAL)


IFSTAL is an interactive training programme designed to improve post-graduate level knowledge and understanding of the food system.

The programme brings together leading higher education institutes.

  • Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Warwick

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 1,000 students studying food related issues have been part of the IFSTAL programme. The programme uses a range of teaching methods, including a virtual learning environment.

A research placement and internship programme are also being developed. Find out more on the IFSTAL website.

Free training in Food Systems Thinking available to all Warwick students during 20/21.
More details are here
To enrol

For all enquiries email

Sign up for the IFSTAL launch event on 22nd October
IFSTAL Summer School 2020

Read about our virtual summer school (23-25 June 2020)