The FAO e-learning Academy published a series of three courses on Sustainable Food Systems, designed collaboratively with One Planet Network’s Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) Programme, to equip you with the knowledge and tools required to apply systems thinking to complex food systems challenges in an integrated manner.
The course series highlights how systems thinking and taking a sustainable food systems approach, can help to significantly improve our work in project and policy design for sustainable food systems development and transformation.
The courses are certified through the online digital badge system and are free of charge, as a global public good, through the FAO e-learning Academy:
- Sustainable food systems: An introduction – This first course in the series proposes a definition of the concept of sustainable food systems and describes the evolution of food systems. It outlines how systems thinking can be used to develop sustainable food systems. https://elearning.fao.org/course/view.php?id=736
- Sustainable food systems: Concept and framework – This second course in the series explores key concepts for sustainable food systems in more detail and presents an analytical framework to describe and analyse the complexity and various elements that constitute food systems. https://elearning.fao.org/course/view.php?id=738
- Sustainable food systems: Operationalizing the approach – This third course in the series explains how to apply systems thinking to sustainable food systems development. It presents current and emerging operational approaches to food systems development, and a framework for holistic food systems policy-making and implementation. https://elearning.fao.org/course/view.php?id=737