Post Graduate Diploma in Livelihoods and Food Security

Course Overview

It has been documented that Micronutrient deficiency affects 2 billion people making them susceptible to long-term, irreversible health effects, as well as having damaging socio-economic consequences and If women farmers had the same access to productive resources as men, it could reduce the number of hungry people in the world by up to 17% due to increased crop yields.

The program is aimed at tackling the root causes of hunger by addressing problems of production, access, and income. Encompassing a wide array of activities customized to meet a community’s specific needs, the program is designed to bolster agricultural production, jumpstart local market activity, support micro-enterprise initiatives, and otherwise enhance a vulnerable community’s access to sustainable sources of food and income.

Course Modules

  • Introduction to livelihoods and food security
  • Livelihoods and food security in Humanitarian crises
  • Food security
  • Livelihoods supporting programs
  • Global Challenges to Food Security and Nutrition
  • Food Sovereignty’ and Socio-Political Stability
  • Sustainable Development and the ‘Right to Food’
  • Impact of Land Grabbing on Food Security
  • Towards Sustainable Agriculture Development
  • Breast Feeding, Public Health, and Human Development
  • Nutrition and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
  • Nutrition and Infectious Disease

Course Assignments

Participants will be required to submit 10 assignments, a research paper, and one final examination for the period of 12 months to demonstrate their understanding of the course content. Assignments account for 60%, research paper accounts for 30% while Examination accounts for 10% of the marks.


Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive a Post Graduate Certificate of Merit and a transcript.

Certificate and Transcripts will be given after the successful completion of the course.

Organizers: Action Institute For Professional Studies

Course Duration: 52 weeks (12 months)

Target Region: Global

Language: English

FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated




Tel no: +254 727 616 783

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Enrolled: 19 students
Duration: 12 Months
Level: Intermediate
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