Why Study Food Systems?
Please note that SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, however, SIT may have to change or cancel programs.
As global temperatures and populations rise, food availability and access become increasingly strained. In Ecuador and Malawi, study how food production, distribution, and consumption are affected by climate change, global trade, and historic inequalities. Learn about alternative farming practices, government programs, and innovative food safety and trade regulations from farmers, activists, and policy experts. Visit with farming families in Malawi and tour major farming hubs of Ecuador. Across differing contexts, explore gastronomy and culture as key drivers of economic growth, and the importance of celebrating food, while uncovering solutions that offer the most promise for sustainable food futures at local, national, and global levels.
Explore a Day in the Life of an IHP student!
Photos on this page may depict program sites from previous semesters. Please view the Program Sites section of this page to see where this program will travel in fall 2021.
- Explore the diversity of Ecuador’s agricultural centers from the Amazon to the Andes.
- Witness agroecological farming practices amid increasing climate uncertainty on smallholder farms in Malawi.