Executive Education Program in Sustainable Food Systems

Columbia University

Year Founded: Sept. 1, 2016
Date Posted: Jan. 5, 2017
Sustainability Topics: Curriculum, Food & Dining
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Professional or Continuing Education Certificate/Diploma
Completion: 9 months to 3 years
Distance: Both
Commitment: Part-Time


The food system is complex and encompasses all aspects of sustainability: social, economic, and environmental. The Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability (EICES) Executive Education Program in Sustainable Food Systems provides students with an educated and analytical lens through which to view this system. The Sustainable Food Systems Track provides students with a strong background in agroecology and the knowledge and skills to become sound decision makers in the growing field of Sustainable Food Systems.

Learning Outcomes

Educational Scope

Upon completing the Executive Education Program in Sustainable Food Systems, students will come away with an understanding of the interactions between social and environmental changes (e.g., population growth, climate change), food production, and food security within the context of ecological, economic, political, and social systems.

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