Food Systems e-course 2023

Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation in collaboration with the Netherlands Food Partnership and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs invite you to participate in the e-course on Food Systems 2023, facilitated by Wageningen University & Research. The e-course is free of charge and designed for professionals active in Food and Nutrition Security programmes in low- and middle-income countries. It’s a unique chance to engage and discuss with more than 500 other professionals: policy makers from national governments, professionals working in development organisations, NGOs, private sector, and knowledge and education institutions from all over the world. If you are interested, you can register below.

Get a head start in addressing food systems challenges

The food systems approach is increasingly being used to understand how food is produced and consumed, with an optimal outcome for human health, social justice, economic endeavour and the preservation of planetary resources. Since the Food Systems Summit of the UN in September 2021, it has become central to policy and practice of many international development and research organisations, multilateral organisations and in programs and policies aiming at improving Food and Nutrition Security.

Details of the course

The duration of the e-course covers five weeks with four modules. Each module requires a time investment from you of 4-5 hours. You will receive a WUR-certificate after completing all modules of the course.

Network Café: Introduction to the e-course, learning platform and fellow participants.
February 10. Admission, instructions, introduction and networking.

Module 1
: Why does a food systems approach matter?

February 13 - 17. Plenary session on Feb 16, 14:00-15:30h CET, GMT+1

Module 2
: Making food systems analysis work

February 20 - 24. Plenary session on Feb 23, 14:00-15:30h CET, GMT+1

Catch-up week
: A break week to catch up on the content

February 27 - March 3.

Module 3
: The process of transforming food systems

March 6 - 10. Plenary session on March 9, 14:00-15:30h CET, GMT+1

Module 4
: Governance of food systems transformation

March 13 - 17. Plenary session on March 16, 14:00-15:30h CET, GMT+1

Every module has individual learning activities (3-4 hours) and a plenary live session (1,5 hours). The individual learning activities include watching short videos, reading an article, reflecting on blog posts, completing short quizzes, applying food systems thinking to your own work and online discussions with participants and facilitators. The plenary sessions have key-note speakers and facilitated discussions.

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After completing the course you will be able to

    • Understand and work with the concept of food systems based on current academic insights;
    • Understand how food systems feature in the current international policy debates;
    • Commission food systems analysis in order to inform policies or interventions in the domain of food, agriculture and development;
    • Work with the food system framework and make your programmes more relevant and effective to realise food system outcomes.

Register before February 1, 2023 and join us in this inspiring course.
We are looking forward to see you in this e-course!