Addressing Household Food Security in the Context of Changing Climate and Environment
The course provides a general understanding of emerging issues, challenges and opportunities on global and local food security issues and their impact; food security paradigms, basic concepts, principles; and innovative, participatory, community based approaches to enhance food, nutrition and livelihood security and solicit stakeholder’s commitment to food security programs. Efforts underway among forest, upland and coastal communities will be studied.
Facilitators use a participatory training approach where both facilitators and participants share their knowledge and experiences in the field. Lectures are complemented with group exercises, case study analysis and plenary discussions. Field visits are conducted in the upland, lowland and coastal areas where participants will get an overall picture of the similarities and differences in addressing food security and climate change issues in these areas.
By the end of the course, the participants shall have:
Articulated the working concepts, principles, tools and interventions on food security;
Increased awareness on global, national and local food issues affecting forest dwellers, smallholder farmers and fisherfolks;
Described strategies for the active mobilization of food security stakeholders;
Identified best practices to strengthen and sustain food security projects; and
Developed an action plan to improve current food security efforts or introduce new initiatives on food security.
Module 1. Understanding Food Security
Session 1: Issues and Trends in Food Security
Session 2: Food Security Framework: Analyzing the four dimensions at all levels
Session 3: Classic Food Security Framework: Availability, access, and utilization
Session 4: The Emerging Dimension of Stability (impacts of climate change on agriculture, forestry and marine/ fresh water resources)
Module 2: Managing Challenges in Food Security
Session 1: Understanding Food Utilization: Current food nutrition issues (to include supplementation, fortification, bio-fortification)
Session 2: Working towards Food Availability: Agroecosystem analysis (regenerating agriculture, bio-technology for farmers, second green revolution, etc.)
Session 3: Making Food Access Happen: Policy, social and institutional issues (collective action and property rights, infrastructure, marketing support, other services)
Session 4: Addressing Stability in Food Security (key principles to mitigate and adapt agriculture to climate change)
Module 3: Strategies and Approaches to Improve Food Security in the Context of Climate Change
Session 1: Addressing Food Security Issues in the Upland and Forest Areas
Session 2: Managing Food Security in Lowland Areas
Session 3: Improving Resilience of Coastal Community in Food Security
Session 4: Landscape approach in Addressing Food Security Issues
Module 4: Strengthening and Sustaining Food Security Projects
Session 1: Overview of Participatory Approaches
Session 2: Upscaling and Sustainability of Food Security Projects
Session 3: Legal and Institutional Mechanisms for a National Food Security Program
Session 4: Participatory Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning as Applied to Food Security projects
Session 5: Documenting Best Practices
Module 5. Action Planning
Participants are to prepare an action plan identifying food security programs/activities taking into account their national or community’s food security context to strengthen people’s resilience in coping with threats to food security. Climate change adaptation and mitigation measures are to be integrated in the action plan.
The fees cover course fee, meals and coffee breaks, double occupancy accommodation, course-related materials, field and agency visits, and airport transfers. Fees do not include international airfare, laundry and incidental expenses. Applicants are encouraged to secure financial support from their organizations or donor agencies.
For details, venue, other inquiries and the full course brochure, please contact: Dulce Dominguez Training Associate Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +63 46 4300017
IIRR reserves the right to cancel the course one month before its schedule if the required quorum is not met. This will be immediately conveyed to the applicants. Course fees will be refunded in full.