Future Food & FAO Award-Winning Food Sustainability Digital Boot Camp Now Provides University Credits

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Participants in the groundbreaking professional training program addressing sustainability in global food systems are now able to earn university credits from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.

(Bologna, Italy.) Beginning 5 November 2021, participants in the Food and Climate Shapers Digital Boot Camp, jointly organized by the Future Food Institute and the Food and Agriculture Administration (FAO) of the United Nations, will be able to earn three (3) university-level credits thanks to a new partnership with the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, a prominent public research university in the United States.

Developed to provide global changemakers, interested in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with an innovative, real-world, and completely digital experience to explore the science, technology, and heroes involved in transforming global food systems, this program was recognized in June 2021 by GoAbroad with the prestigious Most Innovative New Program Award. This month-long virtual experience engages government and industry in actionable innovation, empowers communities, and prepares the next generation of leaders with the skills and mindset needed for a professional career building a sustainable future.

“We are incredibly grateful and energized by the positive reception this digital learning platform continues to have on our Climate Shapers and their communities,” commented Sara Roversi, President of the Future Food Institute. “Having just won the GoAbroad award for Most Innovative New Program and now this incredible partnership with UNL acknowledges that the world is hungry for a new model of learning and a new mindset towards our relationship with the planet that hosts us.”

Upon successful completion of the Boot Camp, participants will receive their Food & Climate Shaper Digital Certificate, presented by FFI and FAO. And for any participants enrolled in an American or affiliated university, the program will provide the opportunity to earn 3 university credits.

“Future Food continues to push the boundaries of professional training by leveraging international and intergenerational collaborations and experiences. We equip tomorrow’s leaders with new skills and new frameworks for addressing and resolving the food system challenges ahead. We are energized by this partnership with UNL, a globally-recognized university, because it highlights both the academic quality of our Digital Boot Camps and the urgent need for training programs that address the vulnerabilities of our food systems. We are grateful to Dr. Tiffany Heng-Moss, Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, who made this collaboration possible. I’m proud of the work that the team has done to lay the foundation for this partnership and look forward to many more successes ahead.” Sonia Massari, Director of the Future Food Academy.

The next Boot Camp will run from 5 November to 5 December. This highly interactive, digital program is open to students, researchers, entrepreneurs, activists, designers, policymakers, as well as culinary, agricultural, and industry professionals. Specializations include, but are not limited to: Food Studies, Global Studies, Nutrition and Food Science, Sustainability Studies, Architecture and Agricultural Studies, and Political Science. Future Food and Climate Shaper Digital Boot Camps are scheduled for 4 March, 24 June, and 4 November 2022.

For more information, contact: hello@futurefoodinstitute.org.

About the Future Food Institute: The Future Food Institute is an international social enterprise and the cornerstone of the Future Food Ecosystem, an inclusive network and knowledge platform sparking positive change in the global food system by leveraging the power of education.

Through innovative, research-backed academic programs, boot camps, global missions, executive education, and school-based events, FF trains the next generation of changemakers, empowers communities, and engages government and industry in actionable innovation, catalyzing progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Learn more at www.futurefoodinsitute.org, join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, or YouTube. Or attend a program through the FutureFood.Academy!

About the University of Nebraska – Lincoln: The University of Nebraska–Lincoln was chartered as a land-grant university on February 15, 1869, to create opportunity for the state of Nebraska. A proud member of the Big Ten Conference, the Big Ten Academic Alliance, and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), Nebraska is classified within the Carnegie “R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity” category. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.