The Specialisation in Food Security: Assessment and Action is an extension of the FAO's Distance Learning course in Food Security Information for Decision Making. In this Specialisation students are introduced to the concepts and tools used in food security analysis.
As a starting point, students will consider food security and its relationship to vulnerability, hunger, malnutrition and poverty. Guidelines on how to interpret and use conceptual frameworks for analysing food security are then reviewed. Other topics include: guidance in assessing different kinds of information systems related to food security analysis; designing, writing and increasing the impact of food security reports in different contexts; and commonly used methods to assess food availability at regional, national and local levels.
The Specialisation in Food Security: Assessment and Action is taught by an international team of individuals with extensive field experience. With this training, students will understand food security and be better prepared to undertake and support food security work in their communities.
This Specialisation inFood Security: Assessment and Action is an elective in the Master's in Food, Society and International Food Governance.