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Course: Making Agriculture Work for Food and Nutrition Security 2021

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Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation
May 17 - Jun 25, 2021
12:00am - 11:59pm
Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation

About the Course

The world-wide increase of food availability, through well-designed agricultural policies and programs, has not automatically lead to better-nourished populations. This course explores the nutrition-sensitivity of agricultural policies and programs and focuses on which nutrition-sensitive agricultural pathways lead to food and nutrition security.

What will you learn?

Upon completion of the course you will:

  • Understand the definitions of nutrition-sensitive agriculture, food security, nutrition security, value chains, and food systems and their interconnectedness;
  • Be able to apply agriculture-to-nutrition pathways framework to ensure that agricultural development programs and policies contribute to the desired nutrition outcomes;
  • Be able to design and adjust implementation of agricultural development programs and policies to enhance the impact on nutrition;
  • Understand and apply monitoring and evaluation and impact assessment principles to nutrition-sensitive agricultural programs and policies.

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 organization as a policy or planning officer, or a managing or co-ordinating position in one of the fields related to the course. Proficiency in English is required.