Fostering agricultural systems towards sustainable food security and healthy diets

The increased world-wide availability of dairy and other nutritious foods availability, including dairy, through attributed to well-designed agricultural policies and programmes, has not automatically lead to better nourished populations. Globally, 3 million people cannot afford a healthy diet. The availability and Access, affordability and sustained supply of dairy and other nutritious foods are key obstacles in achieving healthy diets. These are aggravated by unseen challenges like relating to population growth, climate change, and global market influence. In this course you will learn how to design and implement sustainable nutrition-sensitive dairy and /or agricultural programmes and strategies responsive to current challenges in emerging economies.

Organised by Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation

Mon 29 April 2024 until Fri 21 June 2024

Duration Part-time, face-to-face in Egypt 29 May - 7 June
Price EUR 5,250.00

Course dates are subject to change. This course will be taught in blended format. Which means, partially online and partially in Egypt.

What will you learn?

At the end of the course you will be able:

  • To explain concepts of food and nutrition security; food systems, agricultural systems, dairy systems, nutrition-sensitive dairy and agricultural value chains, healthy diets, food safety, sustainability and their interconnections at global, national and sub-national level.
  • To analyse global and country specific evidences of the state of food and nutrition security and their underlying determinant to identify leverage points for nutrition-sensitive agricultural programmes and policies given specific national or sub-national context.
  • To design own transition pathways for the introduction of innovative interventions based upon the principles and best practices of nutrition-sensitive agriculture and dairy value chains that are inclusive, socially, economically and ecologically balanced.
  • To adapt stakeholders processes and engagement for improved stakeholder collaborations to support nutrition-sensitive agriculture and dairy value chains to enhance impact on sustainable food security and healthy diets (outcome of food security).
  • To develop contextualised scenarios for nutrition-sensitive dairy and agriculture in search of alternative options and trade-offs in resource-scarce situations, using state-of-the-art approaches and solutions.
  • To perform reflective learning at personal and group level with team of people with different backgrounds and disciplines in an online learning environment (skills).

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For whom is this course?

Applicants should have at least a relevant BSc degree or an equivalent academic qualification in agriculture, dairy sector, food and nutrition security, health, or a related field, and at least three years of professional experience in governmental or local non-governmental organisation as a policy or planning officer, or a managing or co-ordinating position in one of the field related to the course. Competence in the English language is required.

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This course is taught in blended format

Our courses are offered in two formats: online or blended. A course taught in a blended format is taught partially online and partially in person. Check the course details for more information about whether it is taught in online or blended format.

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