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Food Security and Sustainability Course

INTRODUCTION

How is it possible that the world currently produces enough food for everyone, but still people suffer from hunger and nutrient deficiencies? How can we produce sufficient food in an environmentally sustainable way to feed the increased world population in the future? Feeding the growing population, 9 billion in 2050, is one of the most pressing issues we have to find a solution for. To solve this problem, we need people to gain knowledge, do research, and explore the options. You will learn more about how we can feed the world with its growing population and wealth in a sustainable way.

DURATION

5 days

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course will be beneficial to food and nutrition policy makers, development practitioners and trainers at international, national, household and individual levels, National governments, UN partners, NGOs whose work informs the policies and programmes to improve food security and sustainability. 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.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of the training, the learner will be able to:

  • Understand that food security depends on food availability, food access, food utilization and stability
  • How we can produce enough food for everyone
  • How sustainable different food production systems are
  • The interactions between traders, retailers, producers and buyers in markets shaping food access at international, national, local, household, and individual level.
  • Learn how politics and policies influence access to food by negotiating and aligning goals, instruments and modes of governance.
  • How to assure access to sufficient, nutritious and safe food for everyone
  • Learn about actors and activities to achieve food security at international, national, local, household, and individual level

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

Module 1

Topic

The value of systems thinking

Learn about systems thinking and its application to improve the environmental sustainability of food production systems.

Sub Topics:

  • Complexity and diversity of food production systems
  • Principles of system analysis
  • Evaluation methods for the environmental impact of food production systems
  • Strong and weak points of different food production systems

Module 2

Topic

Crop production

Learn the basics of crop production to feed the world and preserve our planet’s resources.

Sub Topics:

  • Basic concept of plant production
  • Issues related to global food production and consumption
  • Influences of water (scarcity and availability) and other measures on crop production
  • Processes that cause major problems for the environment
  • Measures to solve and prevent those problems

Module 3

Topic

Food Access

Learn about the basics of food access decision-making from a multilevel perspective.

 Sub Topics:

  • The basic principles of food access
  • Choices influencing food access
  • Dilemmas at household, local, national and international levels

REQUIREMENTS

Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.

METHODOLOGY

The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).

 

TRAINING VENUE

The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

 

ACCOMMODATION AND AIRPORT PICKUP

Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mob: +250789621067

 

TAILOR-MADE

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +250 789 621 067 or mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B. 4th January 2021.

Send proof of payment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 11-01-2021
Event End Date 15-01-2021
Cut off date 04-01-2021
Individual Price(rwanda franc) R₣ 600,000
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 1,000
Location Kigali,Rwanda
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