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.
Introduction to livelihoods and food security
Livelihoods and food security in Humanitarian crises
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
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.