ACTION AFRICA INSTITUTE:DIPLOMA IN LIVELIHOODS AND FOOD SECURITY

ACTION AFRICA INSTITUTE

The overall objective of Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL) interventions is to ensure sustainable food and economic security for populations vulnerable to political, socioeconomic, climatic, and health shocks. This course explains the concepts of food and nutrition, malnutrition, food security, and livelihoods. Understanding these concepts is important to assess the nutrition situation, design and implement programs, investments, and policies that address nutrition problems, and evaluate the nutritional outcomes of programs, investments, and policies.
The course is designed to assist professionals from a variety of sectors (agriculture, livestock, fisheries, health, rural development, education, social protection) that are involved in designing and implementing nutrition-sensitive programs, investments and policies. This includes professionals working for development partners (i.e., international organizations, donor agencies, non-governmental organizations), for national governments, or as independent consultants

Course Modules
 
Module one; Introduction to livelihoods and food security

  • Introduction and Definition of Terms
  • Vulnerability to Food and Nutritional Insecurity
  • Dimensions of Food Security
  • Factors Associated with Food and Nutrition Security (1)
  • Food Security Monitoring Systems
  • Outcomes of Food and Nutrition Insecurity and Coping Strategies

 
Module Two; Nutrition and food Security

  • Agricultural Approaches for Creating Food Security 
  • Intervention during Chronic Food Insecurity 
  • Food Policies and Food Balance Sheets 

 
Module Three; Livelihoods and food Security in emergencies

  • Assessment of Food Security in Emergencies 
  • Human Rights Based Approaches 
  • Nutrition Interventions in Emergencies 
  • Health Interventions in Emergencies 
  • Food Security and Livelihoods Interventions   

 
 
Module Four; Nutrition in Emergencies

  • Introduction to Nutrition in Emergencies
  • Common Nutrition Related Problems in Emergencies 
  • Causes of Malnutrition in Emergencies 
  • Vulnerability and Targeting in Emergency 
  • Methods of Nutrition Assessment in Emergency (1) 
  • Nutrition Information Systems in Emergencies 

 
Assignments
There are four assignments (continuous assessment tests), a research paper and one examination to be offered at the end of the course. Assignments account for 40%, research paper accounts for 30% while Examination accounts for 30% of the mark. Upon completion of the course, you shall be issued a Diploma Certificate and a course transcript.

Course Completion
Certificate and Transcripts will be sent after the successful completion of the course.

Organizers: Action Africa Institute 
Language: English
Target Audience: Global
Format: Online and Distance Learning 
 
GENERAL CONTACT
Email: info@actionafricainstitute.org
Website: www.actionafricainstitute.org
Tel no: +254 111 625 116
Whatsappp: +254 727 616 783

Event Start Date: 
Sunday, 5 December, 2021
Event End Date: 
Tuesday, 31 May, 2022
Event Venue: 
DISTANCE LEARNING
Event Type: 
Training

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