Course on Making agriculture work for food and nutrition security with fellowship opportunity

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Course on Making agriculture work for food and nutrition security with fellowship opportunity

Time: November 13, 2017 to November 24, 2017
Location: Wageningen, The Netherlands
Event Type: short, course
Organized By: Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation
Latest Activity: Dec 19, 2016

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Event Description

Recent research shows that improving nutrition from the health domain only nor from the agricultural domain only brings sufficient progress, but that progress will be highest at the intersection of agriculture, health and nutrition. Agricultural programs and policies need to become nutrition sensitive to increase the availability and accessibility and consumption of diverse and nutritious foods.
This course focus on how agricultural programs and policies can become nutrition sensitive to achieve the nutrition objectives. In addition, we will explore the different agricultural pathways leading to food and nutrition security. Experts will facilitate the course to provide you with the knowledge and skills to design and strengthen the implementation of nutrition sensitive agricultural programs and policies. The course is highly interactive, building on the participant’s own experiences and cases.

Course objectives
Upon completion of the course you will:

  • understand the definitions of food systems, value chains, food security, nutrition security and their interconnectedness;
  • be able to apply conceptual frameworks to ensure nutrition sensitive agricultural development programs and policies;
  • have strengthen your competence in the design and implementation of agricultural development programs and policies to enhance the impact on nutrition.

Entry requirements
Applicants should have a BSc or equivalent in the field of agriculture, food and nutrition security, health, or a related field, and have at least three years of professional experience in governmental or local non-governmental organisation as a policy or planning officer, or a managing or co-ordinating position in one of the field related to the course. Proficiency in English is required.

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