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Courses on Food Security

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Social analysis for agriculture and rural investment projects Close
The course provides guidance on how to introduce social analysis into investment programmes and projects. In particular, it describes how to use social analysis in the project cycle, the sustainable livelihoods framework, the main entry points for conducting social analysis, and how to integrate the findings into the project design. It also illustrates the methods for collecting information and the key participatory tools for social analysis fieldwork, providing job aids such as checklists, templates and “field tools flashcards” for mission work. Duration:  11 hours
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Climate Change and Food Security Close
This course provides an overview of the impacts of climate change on food security. It also introduces climate-smart agriculture and practices that contribute to climate change adaptation, mitigation, food security and development. Duration:  3.5 hours
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Introduction to Social Safety Nets Close
The course provides an overview of Social Safety Net programmes and systems and how they are used and customized according to different contexts. It also introduces the key processes for designing and implementing Social Safety Net programmes. Duration:  4 hours
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Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (version 1.1) Close
This course provides an overview of the IPC approach (version 1.1) and its components. A new 2.0 version of the IPC tools is now being used and has replaced the previous version. This course is still available for reference and for those interested in learning more about the IPC and its original design. Duration:  3 hours
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Communicating for Food Security Close
The course provides guidance on how to design and implement a communication strategy for food security information. Using several realistic examples, the course illustrates the various components of a communication strategy, and provides concrete and detailed guidelines on how to communicate through the media and how to present information to policymakers in order to influence the policymaking process. Duration:  8 hours
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Markets Assessment and Analysis Close
The course illustrates how markets operate and how they relate to, and affect, food security and vulnerable households. It describes market components and how they function, and introduces some of the methods and indicators used to assess markets for improving food security analysis. Duration:  Approximately 2 hours
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Targeting Close
The course illustrates the basic principles related to the design, evaluation and monitoring of targeting systems. It also provides examples of how targeting principles can be applied both in emergency and longer-term food security contexts. Duration:  Approximately 3 hours
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Vulnerability Assessment and Analysis Close
This course provides a definition of vulnerability and illustrates the three critical dimensions used to define it. It also presents the most commonly used methods to assess vulnerability, and provides examples and criteria for selecting the appropriate vulnerability indicators. Duration:  Approximately 2 hours
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Food Security Policies - Formulation and Implementation Close
This course describes Food Security Policies and explains when and why they are required. The course also describes the process of Food Security Policy formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Duration:  3 hours
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Food Security Concepts and Frameworks Close
This course introduces the concepts and tools used in food security analysis. As a starting point, it defines the concept of food security and its relationship to the concepts of vulnerability, hunger, malnutrition and poverty. The course also provides guidelines on how to interpret and use conceptual frameworks for analysing food security. Duration:  Approximately 1.5 hours
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Livelihoods Assessment and Analysis Close
This course introduces the concept of livelihoods and the components of the livelihoods framework. It also provides guidance on assessing livelihoods in different food security contexts and on selecting and interpreting livelihoods indicators. Duration:  2 hours
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Collaboration and Advocacy Techniques Close
This course illustrates a wide range of tools and techniques that can be used to improve collaboration and knowledge sharing, and provides guidance on conducting collaborative food security assessments. The course also introduces the concept of advocacy and the various advocacy techniques required to influence different audiences. Duration:  3 hours
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Baseline Food Security Assessments Close
This course describes the purpose and features of baseline assessments and how they differ from action-oriented assessments. The course also provides guidance on selecting a baseline assessment method depending on the context, and on how to incorporate historical trends when conducting food security assessments. Duration:  2 hours
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Availability Assessment and Analysis Close
This course introduces the most commonly used methods to assess food availability at regional, national and local levels. It also provides examples and criteria for selecting the appropriate availability indicators. Duration:  1.5 hours
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Nutritional Status Assessment and Analysis Close
This course covers the basic concepts of malnutrition, describes how nutritional status is assessed, and identifies the most commonly used nutrition indicators, as well as the criteria to be used when selecting the indicators in specific contexts and situations. Duration:  2 hours
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Food Security Information Systems and Networks Close
This course introduces and provides guidance in assessing different kinds of information systems related to food security analysis. Duration:  2 hours
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Reporting Food Security Information Close
This course provides guidance in designing, writing and increasing the impact of food security reports in different contexts. Duration:  3.5 hours
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Highlighted e-learning courses

Qualitative Methods for Assessing the Impact of Development Programmes on Food Security

This e-learning course on Qualitative Methods for Assessing the Impact of Development Programmes on Food Security will contribute to technical capacity building on the application of qualitative methods for food security impact assessment of development programmes. By promoting a common methodological approach and a set of practical tools, the objective of the course is therefore to provide guidance and to assist programme managers and monitoring and evaluation officers on how to use qualitative methods in conducting the assessment of food security and nutrition impact of development programmes.

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Assessing Impact of Development Programmes on Food Security

Other suggested e-learning courses

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