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Food Security Analysis Course

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 smart phones, tablets and Personal Digital Assistants.  

Some actors for instance WFP, 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 policy makers) 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 apply
  • Conduct a community food security assessment; determine a community’s information needs and creating a community food security assessment team
  • Have knowledge on 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 situationsFood Security contributing and non-food security contributing factors
    • Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis (CFSVA)
    • Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA)
    • Joint Assessment Missions (JAM)
    • Crop and Food Supply Missions (CFSAM)
  • Targeting of the poorest groups and various other target groups
  • Approaches, methods and tools used by humanitarian agencies to measure livelihoods, food insecurity and vulnerability (Vulnerability Mapping for Food Security)
  • Tools/instruments for analysis
    • Part I: context of livelihood security, defining socio-economic systems, participatory group discussions and field visits
    • Part II: transect walks and village profile documentation, interpretation of data: towards causes of food insecurity, short survey
  • Community food security assessment tool kit
    • Food policy analysis tools.
    • Agricultural commodity market tools
    • Agricultural input prices
    • Food security indicator & policy analysis tool
  • Use of GIS and remote sensing in food security analysis
    • Reporting food security information using GIS
    • Food security early warning systems and drought monitoring
    • Population targeting with GIS and remote sensing
    • Communicating food security situations with GIS and remote sensing
  • Data Collection and analysis of food security 
    • Collecting food data from households
    • Indicators of food security
    • Calculating indicators
    • Using indicators of food security
  • Gender integration in food security programming
  • Monitoring and evaluation in food security programming

REQUIREMENTS

Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.

METHODOLOGY

The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.

TRAINING VENUE

The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:outreach@indepthresearch.org.  

Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814

TAILOR- MADE

This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817, +254 (020) 211 3814 or mail outreach@indepthresearch.org

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B. 20th November 2017

Send proof of payment to outreach@indepthresearch.org

CANCELLATION POLICY

Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

1.    Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.

2.    No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Duration 5 Days
Event Date 27-11-2017
Event End Date 01-12-2017
Cut off date 20-11-2017
Individual Price (Kenyan) KES 75,000.00
Individual Price (International) EUR 1,012.00
Individual Price (International) USD 1,100.00
Location Nairobi, Kenya
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Group Tariffs

Group Size Kenyan Rate Per day (KES) International Rate Per day (USD/EURO)
6-10 95,000.00 $ 1,118.00
€ 1,018.00
11-15 146,250.00 $ 1,721.00
€ 1,567.00
16-20 191,250.00 $ 2,250.00
€ 2,048.00
21-25 230,000.00 $ 2,706.00
€ 2,463.00
26-30 262,500.00 $ 3,089.00
€ 2,811.00
30-50 309,825.00 $ 4,556.00
€ 0.00
3-5 62,500.00 $ 736.00
€ 670.00
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