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Announcement of international nutrition courses with fellowships opportunities - Wageningen UR

Announcement of international nutrition courses with fellowships opportunities - Wageningen UR

Posted by aafkenijhuis on 19 Mar 2014

The Food and Nutrition Security Training programme of the Centre for Development Innovation - Wageningen UR is pleased to announce the organisation of 3 international courses:

  1. Linking emergency aid to food and nutrition security, to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from November 3 - November 14, 2014.
  2. Agriculture Nutrition Linkages, to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from November 24 – December 5 2014.
  3. Rights-based approach to food and nutrition security, to be held in Wageningen, the Netherlands from 19 –30 January 2015.

Despite the world-wide increase of food availability, there are still around one billion people undernourished. This is far above of the target of MDG 1. There is now substantial evidence that malnutrition has life-long negative impacts on productivity and income-generating potential of the population.

If you are interested in learning about food and nutrition security, please consult our website of the Centre for Development Innovation for more information about the application procedure and costs.

Fellowships available: Deadline for fellowship application is May 6, 2014.

For more information on nutrition, agriculture and experiences of previous participants of our courses, please visit the nutrition security portal.

Nutrition in Agriculture: Caloric Energy Balance

Posted by Dick Tinsley on 19 Mar 2014

If you are considering nutrition in agriculture courses I hope you can include a module on Caloric Energy Balance that evaluates the calories available to smallholder farmers vs. the calories needed for a full day of agronomic field work. I would be more than happy to assemble such a module for a course. I really think this is a major oversight that needs to be taken into consideration if we are going to effectively assist smallholders out of poverty. please look at the recent article in ECHO development notes and the case study from Ethoipia.

Sorry but not able to paste the refferences they are on the:

www.smallholderagriculture.com

site.

 

 

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