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Food Systems, Culture and Society
Collaborating institutions

The Food Systems Area partners with different collaborating institutions on academic levels and for practical training.

Food and Agriculture Organization

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

The UOC and FAO have signed an agreement to support their mutual commitment to the delivery of accessible e-learning to support capacity building for local, national and global food security initiatives. We have joined together to offer a 4 month joint specialisation in Food Security: Assessment and Action.

Institute for Food Laws and Regulations

Institute for Food Laws and Regulations (IFLR) - Michigan State University

The UOC and Michigan State University's Institute for Food Laws and Regulations (IFLR) have an academic agreement that allows UOC students to select two IFLR courses to earn the Specialisation in Food Regulation. Under the same agreement, the UOC recognises the IFLR certificate as the equivalent of a Specialisation in Food Regulation.

Food and Agriculture Policy Research Institute

Food and Agriculture Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) - University of Missouri

The UOC and FAPRI have agreed to work together to share resources and information and to support our students.

Slow Food

Slow Food

Slow Food and the University of Gastronomic Sciences have developed a network of universities that have expressed their commitment to the core values of Slow Food. In June 2010, the UOC signed an agreement with Slow Food as evidence of our commitment to protection of agricultural biodiversity and cultures and identities connected thereto; protection of the environment; protection of natural resources and the right of populations to use these for the common good; protection of the original characteristics of products at risk of genetic damage; support, in terms of promotion, training and education, of quality agricultural food products that are small scale and economically, socially and ecologically sustainable; support of the right of peoples to self-determination with regard to food; enhancement of the rights of local communities with regard to germplasms; and education of civil society and training of workers in the food and agricultural sector with regard to the above listed objectives.