Diploma In Livelihoods and Food Security

Course Overview

The overall objective of Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL) interventions is to ensure sustainable food and economic security for populations vulnerable to political, socioeconomic, climatic, and health shocks. This course explains the concepts of food and nutrition, malnutrition, food security, and livelihoods. Understanding these concepts is important to assess the nutrition situation, design and implement programs, investments, and policies that address nutrition problems, and evaluate the nutritional outcomes of programs, investments, and policies.

The program provides students with competencies.

Module 1: Introduction to livelihoods and food security

  • Introduction and Definition of Terms
  • Vulnerability to Food and Nutritional Insecurity
  • Dimensions of Food Security
  • Factors Associated with Food and Nutrition Security (1)
  • Food Security Monitoring Systems
  • Outcomes of Food and Nutrition Insecurity and Coping Strategies

Module 2: Nutrition and food Security

  • Agricultural Approaches for Creating Food Security
  • Intervention during Chronic Food Insecurity
  • Food Policies and Food Balance Sheets

Module 3: Livelihoods and Food Security in emergencies

  • Assessment of Food Security in Emergencies
  • Human Rights-Based Approaches
  • Nutrition Interventions in Emergencies
  • Health Interventions in Emergencies
  • Food Security and Livelihoods Interventions   

Module 4: Nutrition in Emergencies

  • Introduction to Nutrition in Emergencies
  • Common Nutrition Related Problems in Emergencies
  • Causes of Malnutrition in Emergencies
  • Vulnerability and Targeting in Emergency
  • Methods of Nutrition Assessment in Emergency (1)
  • Nutrition Information Systems in Emergencies

There are four assignments (continuous assessment tests), a research paper and one examination to be offered at the end of the course. Assignments account for 40%, research paper accounts for 30% while Examination accounts for 30% of the mark. Upon completion of the course, you shall be issued a Diploma Certificate and a course transcript.

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

Duration: 6 Months

Fee: $700


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