Feb 2023
English
Online + On Site
Euro 1600

What you will learn

By participating in dynamic and interactive modules, held by the most authoritative food sustainability experts, you will learn to:

  • recognize the paradoxes affecting our food system and the impact of food on our Planet
  • study and understand practices and policies to fix the broken food system, safeguarding our health and Planet
  • identify the most important threats to food sustainability
  • communicate food sustainability effectively and spread awareness about it
  • actively help countries improve the sustainability of their food systems
  • work with food in a sustainable way

6

Months

From February 2023

to July 2023

20

Modules

80 total hours, of which 60 hours of didactic and 20 hours of individual and group work

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Description of the course

Our aim is to provide a comprehensive base for a deeper understanding of the complex dynamics of food, giving you the tools and insights to perform better at work or shift careers – and hopefully make you a better person along the way. You will get the chance to learn about scientific evidence, management practices and policy options to safeguard our health and Planet, while actively helping countries improve the sustainability of their food systems.

EIIS is committed to achieving the 17 Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs) set out in the 2030 United Nations Agenda. Through the ‘Food & Sustainability’ Certificate Program you can learn how to contribute to the achievement of the following goals:

SDG 2 : Zero hunger.

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

SDG 3 : Good health and well-being.

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

SDG 12 : Responsible consumption and production.

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

SDG 13 : Climate action.

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

SDG 14 : Life below water.

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

SDG 15 : Life on land.

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

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Opportunities

  • High educational value: you will be able to interact directly with some of the greatest food sustainability experts worldwide
  • Putting knowledge into practice: by tackling the proposed challenge, you will be able to touch upon the problems and challenges of managing food in a sustainable way, safeguarding the health of people and Planet
  • Experience Kenya: thanks to the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, you may have the chance to test the knowledge acquired and live a unique experience, in close contact with nature and sustainable agriculture

Onsite Experience

After sharing our online journey throughout the world's food system, we will have the chance to finally meet in person. Participants will have the opportunity to meet in Rome for an onsite experience exploring Italian food excellence, sustainable agriculture and food policy issues. It will be an occasion to apply the learnings from the course, expand one another's networks and strengthen bonds within the EIIS community.

Faculty

Meet some of the course’s experts. Get ready to be engaged by their incredible passion!

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Massimo Bottura
Massimo Bottura
Chef & Owner of Osteria Francescana Co-founder of Food for Soul
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Jeffrey Sachs
Jeffrey Sachs
President of Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Professor at Columbia University
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Danielle Nierenberg
Danielle Nierenberg
President at Food Tank
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Raj Patel
Raj Patel
Economist, Award-winning author, Film-maker and Academic
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George Steinmetz
George Steinmetz
National Geographic and NY Times photographer; Foodlitzer Award winner
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Jyotsna Puri
Jyotsna Puri
Associate Vice-President - Strategy and Knowledge Department at IFAD - Internationl Fund for Agricultural Development
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Giampaolo Grossi
Giampaolo Grossi
General Manager at Starbucks
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Ruth Richardson
Ruth Richardson
Executive Director at Global Alliance for the Future of Food
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David Katz
David Katz
Founding Director at Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, CEO of DietID
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Carlo Fadda
Carlo Fadda
Research Director - Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture at Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT
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Martin Koehring
Martin Koehring
Economist Impact - Senior Manager, Sustainability, Climate Change and Natural Resources
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Arif Husain
Arif Husain
Chief Economist at WFP - World Food Program
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Bart Vandewaetere
Bart Vandewaetere
VP Corporate Communications and Government Relations at Nestlè Europe, Middle East and North Africa
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Marcela Villarreal Pouw
Marcela Villarreal Pouw
Director of partnerships, advocacy and capacity development at FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization

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