The world-wide increase of food availability, through well designed agricultural policies and programmes, has not automatically lead to better nourished populations. This course explores the nutrition-sensitivity of agricultural policies and programmes and focuses on which nutrition-sensitive agricultural pathways lead to food and nutrition security.
What will you learn?
Upon completion of the course you will:
- Understand the definitions of nutrition sensitive agriculture, food security, nutrition security, value chains and food systems and their interconnectedness;
- Be able to apply agriculture-to-nutrition pathways framework to ensure that agricultural development programs and policies contribute to the desired nutrition outcomes;
- Be able to design and adjust implementation of agricultural development programs and policies to enhance the impact on nutrition;
- Understand and apply monitoring and evaluation and impact assessment principle to nutrition-sensitive agricultural programs and policies.
For who is this course?
Applicants should have a BSc or equivalent in the field of agriculture, food and nutrition security, health, or a related field, and have 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. Proficiency in English is required.
Course programme in more detail
All people in the world are affected by moderate levels of food insecurity, together with those who suffer from hunger, it is estimated that over 2 billion people do not have regular access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food (SOFI 2019). This situation leaves the world population undernourished, micronutrient deficient and/or overweight and/or obese. Malnutrition has life-long detrimental impact on learning capacity, productivity and income-generating potential of populations. The Sustainable Development Goals aims to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture by year 2030.
Application for this course
On top of this page you can apply for the course 'Making Agriculture Work for Food and Nutrition Security'. Depending on your nationality, your organisation and the type of course you wish to join, your eligibility and the application procedures may differ. Find out more about the requirements and the application process.