Before intervening in a country, the first priority for development actors is to understand the food security situation of the population. Food security analysts do a wide range of assessments in order to identify hungry and food insecure populations and to establish the underlying causes.
Event: Food Security Analysis Course
Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.
Event Date: 15th - 19th January 2018.
INTRODUCTION Before intervening in a country, the first priority for development actors is to understand the food security situation of the population. Food security analysts do a wide range of assessments in order to identify hungry and food insecure populations and to establish the underlying causes. They include Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analyses-CFSVAs, Emergency assessments and market analyses-EFSA. To collect, manage and analyze data, they use advanced technologies such as satellite imagery, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and mobile data collection platforms such as smartphones, tablets and Personal Digital Assistants. Some actors for, for instance, are working with partners to establish Food Security Monitoring Systems (FSMS) for continuous monitoring of food security conditions and market prices. This five days training will expose the participants to several concepts in carrying out food security analysis.
DURATION 5 days
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This course is intended for various actors National governments, UN partners and NGOs whose work informs the policies and programmes that WFP and its partners adopt in order to fight hunger in different circumstances. Employees in the Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, senior agricultural officials and policymakers) working with communities, funding agencies, Research organizations and non-government organizations among others for Food Security and livelihoods support activities and other Development programmes.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES By the end of the course, learners will be able to: Understand the concept of Food Security Analysis, have a mastery of its basic concepts. Gain knowledge on application of various approaches to Food Security interventions Understand the various methods in Food Security analysis and tools and be able to apply Conduct a community food security assessment; determine a community's information needs and creating a community food security assessment team Have knowledge of policy issues in food security and how to analyze Use of GIS and remote sensing in food security analysis Monitoring and Evaluation in Food Security Programming
TOPICS TO BE COVERED An Introduction to the basic concepts of food security The causes of food insecurity and description on how to prepare and plan targeted food security interventions for the poorest sectors of a community. Food system resilience and indicators Preparation and planning of targeted interventions Types of food security assessment: Food Security Monitoring System (FSMS) Processes involved in analyzing food security situations Food Security contributing and non-food security contributing factors
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PAYMENT Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B. 8th January 2018. Send proof of payment to
Date: 15 January 2018 to 19 January 2018 Time: 09:00 - 17:00 Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya, Nairobi Cost: USD 1100