IUFoST provides education and training for food scientists and technologists around the world by providing experts for short courses, organizing conferences and symposia alongside IUFoST Adhering Bodies and by providing resources where there is need. The Distance Education Pilot Project aimed at Sub-Saharan Africa, was begun through the need expressed by SSA food industry for enhanced training of mid-level employees already in the food sector who do not have the necessary formal education in the field or access to it.

Core curricula for food science and technology to aid in basic programme planning has been compiled by an expert IUFoST working group, who by synthesizing efforts by many IUFoST Adhering Bodies, developed an outline of the core curricula studies needed for future food professionals in the global arena.