The Berkeley Food Institute, the School of Public Health, and the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley have launched a new Graduate Certificate in Food Systems.

The certificate responds to an escalating need to empower new leaders with the capacity to create innovative solutions to pressing food and agriculture challenges.

Building on UC Berkeley’s strength as a multi-disciplinary pioneer in food systems studies, the Certificate in Food Systems prepares Master’s and doctoral students to think critically about the multi-level, multi-system factors that affect food production, distribution, and consumption locally, nationally, and globally.

This interdisciplinary program will prepare students for food systems careers by addressing the ecological, social, health, political, policy, legal, and economic dimensions of food and agriculture and providing graduates with the necessary theoretical framework and practical skills that can be applied across diverse and emerging food-system challenges.

For more information on the Graduate Certificate in Food Systems, see the Berkeley Food Institute website. For questions, contact Rosalie Z. Fanshel, Program Manager, Berkeley Food Institute.