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Food Security Policies Formulation and Implementation Course


Community food security is the condition which exists when all of the members of a community have access in close proximity; to adequate amounts of nutritious, culturally appropriate food at all times, from sources that are environmentally sound and just. Food security policies are developed to nurture the development of a food secure state in which all of its citizens are hunger-free, healthy and benefit from the food systems that impact their lives. The policies also affirms the commitment to supporting sustainable food systems that provide people with high quality food, employment, and that also contribute to the long-term well-being of the environment.

This five day training programme shall enlighten the participants on food policy formulation process and implementation to enhance a food secure economy.


5 days


At the end of the training, the learner will be able to:

  • Understand the need for policies aiming at improving food security.
  • Know the main features of food security policies.
  • Understand the role and functions of the relevant stakeholders in food security policy formulation and implementation.
  • Define the purpose of a monitoring and evaluation system for food security policies and identify the approaches and methods to be applied.
  • Describe the sequence of steps to be performed in the process of FSP formulation and implementation.
  • Understand FSPs as link between food security information and actions aimed at improving the food security situation.
  • Relate Food Security Policies (FSPs) to a framework for action to combat hunger and alleviate food insecurity in a country.


Introduction and Background of food security policies

  • Basic concepts and terminologies
  • The need for food security policies
  • Features of food security policies
  • Aims of food security policies
  • Effects of policy interventions in food security

Establishment of a Food Security Policy Framework

  • Typical approaches to designing food security policies
  • Conceptual framework for food security policies
  • Subjects of food security policies
  • Policies with multiple effects on food security
  • Linkages to other policies, strategies &programmes

Institutional Framework for Food Security Policies

  • Institutional set-up  and coordination mechanism
  • Role and functions of government  institutions
  • Role of Local and International NGOs
  • Role of Civil society Organizations (CSOs)
  • Role of UN and Donor Agencies

Policy Formulation and Implementation

  • Policy analysis in the food industry
  • Initiation of policy process
  • Policy Formulation
  • Policy Implementation

Policy Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Purpose of FSP monitoring and evaluation
  • Monitoring and evaluationconcepts
  • Approaches and methods
  • Evaluation criteria
  • Setting up an FSP monitoring and evaluation system
  • Linking M & E and food security information to other policy spheres


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


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.


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


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

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Tel: 020 211 3814


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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B. 23rd July  2018.

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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

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 30-07-2018
Event End Date 03-08-2018
Cut off date 23-07-2018
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 75,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 1,012
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 1,000
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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