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New Food Systems Certificate

bfi.pngThis Fall the Berkeley Food Institute (BFI) piloted a new Graduate Certificate in Food Systems, which is available for all students across campus. The Certificate in Food Systems was designed to respond to an escalating need to empower new leaders with the capacity to create innovative solutions to pressing food and agriculture challenges. It prepares graduate students at the master’s and doctoral levels to think critically about the multi-level, multi-system factors that affect food production, distribution, and consumption locally, nationally, and globally.

The required core course for the Certificate, “Transforming Food Systems: From Agroecology to Population Health,” is taught by PHN’s Kris Madsen. The course hosts guest lectures by UC Berkeley’s preeminent food systems scholars and other experts and takes a solutions-oriented approach to addressing the pressing problems in current food systems.

Learn more about the certificate and its requirements here.

food system web

A map of the food system presented in Dr. Madsen’s Transforming Food Systems class in Fall 2018.

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