The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations [FAO] and the Future Food Institute [FFI] are developing joint advanced learning programs, including a digital boot camp and hands-on experience supported by a series of masterclasses, open conversations, hackathons and FAO e-learning courses, multilingual and accessible to all, anytime, anywhere, made to transfer knowledge, skills, and competencies and to empower youth, change-makers and food industry, leaders.

This Digital Boot Camp is designed to empower Climate and Food Shapers 

Food and Climate Shapers are individuals with a strong passion for advancing the global movement for the Sustainable Development Goals in the most regenerative, impactful and innovative way possible; individuals with a project, an idea, or a personal challenge to share and bring to life, to transform inspiration into action.

Food and Climate Shapers are SEEDERS: talented and charismatic individuals, driving dialogue and change, SEEING the challenges of current systems that drive climate change and chronic diseases, ENVISIONING what needs to be done to improve these systems as a part of reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), ENGAGING with people and organizations in their own environment to start acting on making change, DOING take a pledge to stay actively involved 


In these Digital Boot Camps, understanding the “Healing Power Food” is on center stage. This makes these programs unique.

Participants are encouraged to include food choices, food diplomacy, food identities, experiences and exponential technologies in fighting climate change.

They learn to take a holistic approach and look at systemic solutions.

The Climate Emergency

Humans have caused major climate changes to happen already, and we have set in motion more changes still. Even if we stopped emitting greenhouse gases today, global warming would continue to happen for at least several more decades: there is a time lag between what we do and when we feel it.

But it may not be too late to avoid or limit some of the worst effects of climate change. Responding to it will involve a two-tier approach. Both “Mitigation” – reducing the flow of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere; and “adaptation” – learning to live with, and adapt to, climate change that has already been set in motion, will be needed in the next decade and we need to be prepared.



The Learning Experience
These Boot Camps are involving multidisciplinary curated groups of “thinkers” and “doers”, young experts coming from all over the globe, inspired and motivated to take action in the real world to combat climate change and its impacts. The diverse pool of competences in the team (like engineering, food technology, chemistry, economics, design, entrepreneurship, gastronomic sciences, food studies, political science, health, philosophy, international cooperation, food sciences, architecture, management and marketing etc..) is going to be one of the key ingredients. 
Who is it for?

Three are the main targets that are going to be equally balanced to preserve the value of diversity of the group:

  • YOUTH are always at the forefront of social movements and social change. The size and scope of the climate strike and its success have been impressive; however, change-makers can amplify their impact turning their energy and inspiration into action.
  • RESEARCHERS/INNOVATORS/CHANGE MAKERS holding a specific knowledge or leading a project strictly connected with the topic of the learning experience: ENVIRONMENT – regenerative food systems [cities, farms, oceans] ; HEALTH – regenerative vitality; EATING – regenerative kitchens.
  • DECISION MAKERS [PRIVATE/PUBLIC SECTOR] executives and professionals selected by the partners of the initiative feeling that the world is changing at lightning speed and the pace of change is only going to get faster. Executives need to be aware of their role in taking responsibility and become part of the solutions for a better world. Executives need to be aware of their role taking responsibility and become part of the solution for a better world.

The program is also suitable for teams engaged in social innovation.


The Boot Camp is a one-month, part-time, very diverse and dynamic program, involving participants in “open conversations” with international experts, self-paced masterclasses, mentoring sessions, project work, design challenges and a final hackathon.

– To combine learning and innovation to get a view of the future, through the eyes of big visionaries and experts
The pacing of a course refers to how learners can interact with the course material.
The Masterclass are self-paced courses and you can progress through the course at your own speed.
The Conversations are instructor-paced: they follow a schedule that the faculty sets, generally they include guests, and assignments that have specific due dates.
– Opportunities for personal growth
Also a Digital experience can become a life-changing experience, a pivotal moment in live to build better habits, and behavioral changes to improve your quality of life and make a better impact on the broader community.
Mentoring sessions will help to build a positive and concrete change in individuals and to boost the transfer of knowledge from role models and also coach/mentor to the individual. In case of organisations and companies, coaching and mentoring become profoundly beneficial for the career growth of their employees.
– To convert your ideas into action and make a transformation in the communities in which you are part of

Goal: To bring together the participants and their communities to address specific challenges and to explore game-changing solutions to large-scale, global issues.

Learning Outcomes

The learner understands production and consumption patterns and value chains and the interrelatedness of production and consumption. They will be able to develop a sustainability mindset ready to address the greatest challenges of our era, evaluate problem-solving strategies, and design experience and science-based solutions.
They will explore the innovation patterns in the entire food chain.
Environment – Innovating food production models based on climate-conscious and smart marine, land and non-soil systems.
Production – Discovering new technologies for the domestic and industrial transformation of food products; playing, co-designing and prototyping about the role of “food” and its lifecycle in the modern society: the epicenter of the Circular Systems.
Access – Finding the best solutions against malnutrition and creating new tools to guarantee food safety;
Nourishment – Experimenting with healthy and nutritious food, by preserving our culture and improving the food experience, strengthening biodiversity ;
Eating Lifestyle – Conceiving and enhancing the Food Experience through a focus on UX in new spaces and models of consumption;
Awareness – Exploiting the potential of data to implement business growth


Participation Fee: Each boot camp at the regular participation fee costs 1.850 euro. 

If you are applying as part of a company, one boot camp costs 2.500 euro. 

If you are a student, an alumnus/a of FIP, FFI/FAO boot camp, FF/YTA, or applying as part of an NGO, a startup, or a non-profit organization, you are entitled to the reduced participation fee, and the fee for one boot camp is 975 euro.

>> Scholarships are available to ensure inclusivity & diversity. The decision about ‘needs-based’ scholarships is decided over the selection process.

What is the best method of payment? We suggest that you use a credit card or PayPal. If you are unable to pay with a credit card you can pay via bank transfer. However, if we don’t receive your payment within 7 days, your workshop bookings will be canceled to give your space to another participant.

Is there a special fee for participating in more than 1 track? Yes. During the digital boot camp it is possible to attend multiple tracks: Climate smart city, ocean, farm and regenerative kitchen. The second track is additional 175 EUR the third 75 EUR and the forth 50 EUR.  

Special price will be defined in case of attending multiple boot camps (digital + in-person).

Is there an Early Bird rate? Yes. If you sign up before 2 MONTHS BEFORE the Boot Camp starts you will get 25% off – the Early Bird rate. If you sign after you will pay the standard tuition. Registration will close on 1 week before the start of the school.

Is there a lower fee if I apply as part of an NGO, a startup, or a non-profit organization? Yes, we offer a reduced fee for people belonging to an NGO, a startup or a non-profit organization. If you are eligible for this fee, please check the box in the application form. Please note that we may ask you for proof of your eligibility.

Is there a lower fee for FIP [Food Innovation Program] alumni, Food Innovation Summer School alumni, Future Food’s Young Talent Academy, and YCL members? Yes, we offer a reduced participation fee for students. If you are eligible for this fee, please check the box in the application form. Please note that we may ask you for proof of your eligibility.

Language : All courses are taught in English.