Market Access for Food and Nutrition Security

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How to make markets work for the poor? Local fresh food markets and value chains are potential vehicles to achieve inclusive economic development, food and nutrition security, and poverty reduction. This course makes you up-to-date on pro-poor and inclusive market development. The course provides a platform for professionals where experiences are shared, and strategic action plans for positive change developed. Professionals who are responsible for shaping the environment in which markets can function optimally, will in this course increase their knowledge, improve their skills and enlarge their toolkit by following this highly interactive course.

What will you learn?

Upon completion of the course you will:

  • Understand conceptual frameworks related to market development, market participation, chain governance and institutional change, which can be used to identify pro-poor and inclusive development opportunities for poverty alleviation and inclusion of small-holders and small entrepreneurs;
  • Be able to support policymakers, development practitioners and professional service providers in their new role as market facilitators;
  • Be able to apply participatory approaches, methods and tools for analysis, and a strategic action planning process to develop innovative development interventions that are market-led, pro-poor and inclusive;
  • Have made your own strategic action plan based on participant’s cases.

Course programme in more detail

Today, markets have become mainstream instruments for poverty reduction, smallholder inclusion and increased food & nutrition security. However, market dynamics, failures and shortcomings often diminish the desired impacts and/or long-term effects. This international course shows participants to which extent and in which manner markets can be used to induce and prolong positive change.

Fee information

€ 4,600.00 - This covers the tuition of the course. Since this course is online, there are no costs for accommodation, insurance or travel.

Deadline on June 22nd 2021 (early bird the 15th of June 2021) for Orange Knowledge Programme scholarships.

How to register

For who is this course?

The course is intended for professionals of development agencies, staff at government departments, non-government and civil society organisations, business associations, universities and colleges of higher education, and for other professionals that are responsible for formulating projects, making policies and shaping the enabling environment where markets and chains can be put to work for smallholder inclusive, pro-poor and gender sensitive development. Proficiency in English is required.

To register, please fill in this form.

The Application Procedure

  1. Register for the course of your interest by clicking the ‘apply’ button on the webpage of this course. A registration form will open;
  2. Fill in the required fields of the registration form. Please note to write your date of birth without a zero (e.g. 1-5-1980 instead of 01-05-1980);
  3. Before you submit, check your details on the final page of the registration form;
  4. After submitting, you will receive a confirmation email. Make sure to directly click on the link in the email to confirm your registration. Without your confirmation, your registration cannot be processed;
  5. If you apply as an OKP or MSP-scholarship candidate, you will receive a registration letter for the scholarship at the beginning of the scholarship cycle.
  6. If you apply as a self-funded participant: we will forward your request for acceptance to the course leader. This can take some time as it depends on the coordinators' schedule (1-3 weeks);
  7. If you’re accepted into the course programme, we’ll send you an admission letter by e-mail;
  8. You receive all required travel documents from us after you are selected for the scholarship (OKP/MSP-scholarship candidates) or when we’ve received your payment (self-funded participant).

Technology Requirements Online Learning

Minimum technical and software requirements for online learning courses are:

  • Stable internet connection: required to access the online learning platform and assignments (at least 3G mobile network).
  • Hardware requirement: acces to a laptop, smartphone, tablet or a personal computer with webcam and microphone.