Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Food Security and Nutrition Online Courses

Hi there -

If you want  to increase your knowledge of nutrition, agriculture and food security, consider enrolling in these free courses offered by USAID Agrilinks and FAO ELearning platform. They were released recently so feel to disseminate. 

1) COURSE: Nutrition-Sensitive Agricultural Programming

Overview: Welcome to USAID’s online training course on nutrition-sensitive agricultural programming! This comprehensive three-hour course is explicitly designed to support the Feed the Future nutrition-sensitive agricultural programming guidance. Developed by the Bureaus for Food Security and Global Health, the course introduces the fundamentals of nutrition-sensitive agriculture and provides guidelines for practitioners to use when designing programs that promote access to nutrient-rich foods and dietary diversity.

2) COURSE: Nutrition, Food Security and Livelihoods: basic concepts
Overview: This very interactive and short module addresses the basic terms and concepts relating to food and nutrition, malnutrition, food security and livelihoods. Understanding these concepts is indeed very important in order to be able to assess the nutrition situation, to design and implement programmes, investments and policies that address nutrition problems, and to evaluate the nutritional outcomes of programmes, investments and policies.
The French and Spanish versions will be available in November 2015. This course is the first module of a set of modules around Nutrition and Food systems. We hope to develop the two next modules by the end of the year. We will keep you informed!

3) COURSE: Agreeing on causes of malnutrition for joint action
Overview: This module guides you through the simulation of a workshop process in the fictional country of Namambar. You will learn how to use a methodology based on malnutrition problem-and-solution trees to support joint planning for combating food insecurity and malnutrition, and building resilience. Through this course, you will also improve your understanding of the multisectoral causes of malnutrition, and gain new facilitation skills for successful participatory workshops.
The module is available in English and French. The Spanish version will be available in November 2015