Food insecurity in Africa has been a major issue in some part of the continent in the last two decades. There has been rapid progress at reducing poverty and food insecurity in many parts of the world, but there are still a large number of people who suffer from chronic or transitory food insecurity. Sustainable intensification of food production systems is a promising strategy to contribute to satisfy the increasing demand of food from a growing population by increasing land and water productivity and, at the same time, reducing the negative environmental impacts and increasing contributions to natural capital and the flow of environmental services.
By the end of the course, learners will be able to:
- Understand the concept of Food Security and have a mastery of its Basic Concepts.
- Gain knowledge on policies to local and Africa security
- Understand the various methods in Food Security analysis and tools and be able apply
- Analysis technological breakthrough regarding Food Security
- Global and local analyses of food security and its drivers
- Policies to improve local and global food security
- Sustainable intensification of food production systems
- Urbanization, food value chains, and the sustainable, secure sourcing of food
- Competing demands and tradeoffs for land and water resources
- Technological breakthroughs to help feed 1+ billion in Africa
- Reducing food loss and waste
- Reducing risks to food production and distribution from climate change
- Consumer behavior, nutritional security and food assistance programs
- Business-science cooperation to advance food security
- The agriculture-nutrition-health nexus
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.