Food Security

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Course Title
Description Duration and No. of Hours
Food Security Information Systems and Networks This course introduces and provides guidance in assessing different kinds of information systems related to food security analysis. 6 hours
3 lessons
Reporting Food Security Information This course provides guidance in designing, writing and increasing the impact of food security reports in different contexts 10 hours
4 lessons
Availability Assessment and Analysis This course introduces the most commonly used methods to assess food availability at regional, national and local levels. It also provides examples and criteria for selecting the appropriate availability indicators. 4 hours
2 lessons
Baseline Food Security Assessments This course describes the purpose and features of baseline assessments and how they differ from action-oriented assessments. The course also provides guidance on selecting a baseline assessment method depending on the context, and on how to incorporate historical trends when conducting food security assessments. 4 hours
4 lessons
Food Security Concepts and Frameworks This course introduces the concepts and tools used in food security analysis. As a starting point, it defines the concept of food security and its relationship to the concepts of vulnerability, hunger, malnutrition and poverty. The course also provides guidelines on how to interpret and use conceptual frameworks for analysing food security. 4 hours
3 lessons
Collaboration and Advocacy Techniques This course illustrates a wide range of tools and techniques that can be used to improve collaboration and knowledge sharing, and provides guidance on conducting collaborative food security assessments. The course also introduces the concept of advocacy and the various advocacy techniques required to influence different audiences. 6 hours
3 lessons
Livelihoods Assessment and Analysis This course introduces the concept of livelihoods and the components of the livelihoods framework. It also provides guidance on assessing livelihoods in different food security contexts and on selecting and interpreting livelihoods indicators 6 hours
3 lessons
Markets Assessment and Analysis The course illustrates how markets operate and how they relate to, and affect, food security and vulnerable households. It describes market components and how they function, and introduces some of the methods and indicators used to assess markets for improving food security analysis. 6 hours
3 lessons
Nutritional Status Assessment and Analysis This course covers the basic concepts of malnutrition, describes how nutritional status is assessed, and identifies the most commonly used nutrition indicators, as well as the criteria to be used when selecting the indicators in specific contexts and situations. 6 hours
3 lessons
Food Security Policies – Formulation and Implementation This course describes Food Security Policies and explains when and why they are required. The course also describes the process of Food Security Policy formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. 6 hours
4 lessons
Targeting The course illustrates the basic principles related to the design, evaluation and monitoring of targeting systems. It also provides examples of how targeting principles can be applied both in emergency and longer-term food security contexts. 5 hours
4 lessons
Vulnerability Assessment and Analysis This course provides a definition of vulnerability and illustrates the three critical dimensions used to define it. It also presents the most commonly used methods to assess vulnerability, and provides examples and criteria for selecting the appropriate vulnerability indicators. 4 hours
3 lessons