Workshop 1 – Food Systems: Big Issues and Challenges is built around the contents of Unit 1 (which can be found on the Online Portal: vle.ifstal.ac.uk ) which explores the dynamic nature of food systems, and the mapping of all actors and drivers implicated within it. In this workshop we introduce you to a soft systems methods technique to map complex problems. You are advised to complete the Unit on the Portal (it will take less than 20 minutes) before coming to the workshop.
IFSTAL is a HEFCE-funded, interactive programme designed to improve postgraduate level knowledge and understanding of the food system and systems thinking. IFSTAL is free and voluntary and provides added value to postgraduate training across the University of Oxford (as well the four partner institutions Reading, Warwick, City and LSHTM/RVC/SOAS). Find out more on the IFSTAL website.
The programme is open to all postgraduate students across the University and this year undergraduate students are also invited to participate on request – undergraduate students should write to me with a short note (~50 words) about how you think the IFSTAL programme can be beneficial to you.