Amman, Jordan: The Regional Food Security Analysis Network (RFSAN) delivered a series of food security training to government employees in Jordan from 23-27 July 2017, with the support of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA).
Two two-day trainings took place in the Landmark Hotel in Amman and Kempinski Hotel in Aqaba with the participation of various staff from the MoA and the Department of Statistics (DoS). The 2-day trainings covered an introduction into food security concepts, and instruments and tools to analyse and measure food insecurity. In addition, a half day training for 200 DoS enumerators was undertaken to explain the new module of “Food Insecurity Experience Scale” (FIES), which has been incorporated into the 2017-18 National Household Expenditure and Income Survey.
The training program aims to expand the capabilities of government and non-government actors in food security analysis to strengthen awareness of food security and its measurement in the country. RFSAN intends to conduct further training courses in the region (Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon), focusing on food security data collection, data analysis and data management.
A partnership between FAO and iMMAP, RFSAN provides technical support in identified priority areas of food security information and early warning systems and delivers consensus-based food security and nutrition data to support humanitarian and resilience-based programming in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey.