775 training programs
The cultivation, preparation, distribution, and consumption of food are practices that shape how we organize ourselves socially, economically and politically. Control over food is central to the sustainability and self-determination of communities. In this seminar, you will learn about different approaches to building community-based food systems and movements for food justice around the world.
“The world’s population is projected to increase by slightly more than one billion people over the next 13 years, reaching 8.6 billion in 2030, and to increase further to 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion by 2100.” (World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. New York: United Nations). These demographic changes are closely interlinked with the issues of access to sufficient, affordable and nutritious food.
2 credits / 6 weeks weeks
14 Jan 2019 - 22 Feb 2019
Professor Olivia Sylvester
The worldwide increase of food availability, through well designed agricultural policies and programmes, has not automatically led to better nourished populations. This course explores the nutrition-sensitivity of agricultural policies and programmes and focuses on which nutrition-sensitive agricultural pathways lead to food and nutrition security.
Responsible aquaculture development for food security and economic progress
On a global scale aquaculture has been growing steadily in the past decades. The global demand for aquaculture products is driven by an increasing world population, stagnant capture fisheries production and a growing awareness of the positive impact of consumption of fish and other aquatic products on human health. Fish and other seafood have become important export commodities for several developing countries. Especially in East, South and S.E. Asia aquaculture is a well-established and growing sector.
The global challenge is to provide sufficient food for a nutritious diet for healthy living for the growing world population that can be sustained for generations. This course explores the role of food systems in the provision of healthy and sustainable diets at national, regional and global levels.
Upon completion of the course you will:
Participants get well acquainted with the framework of city region food systems in relation to food and nutrition security in densely populated areas;
Dates : 28 octobre - 9 décembre 2019
Lieu : Dakar, Sénégal
Public-cible : Personnels d’organisations internationales et nationales, Agents publics (ministères et collectivités territoriales). Formation de base en médecine, sciences infirmières, nutrition, santé publique, sécurité alimentaire, sages-femmes.
In recent years, there has been emerging evidence showing the need for integration of WASH and nutrition programmes in order to achieve greater impact (e.g. on reduced stunting and open defecation) in both emergency and development contexts. SDG 2 (End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture) and SDG 6 (Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all) articulate the need for achieving sustainable and optimal WASH and nutrition outcomes.
The number of people affected by humanitarian crises globally has almost doubled over the past decade. Increasing emergencies brings a growing demand for humanitarians with expertise in child protection in emergencies (CPiE) and, by delivering this training, we aim to increase the pool of experts available to deploy in this sector.
This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of nutrition as central to clinical and preventive paediatrics and child health. An evidence-based approach is taken to explain the main priorities in applied nutrition relevant to low resource settings in the context of both hospital and community settings.
Nutrition and health in the context of the mother and child:
Public and private standards for pesticide residues have become stricter than ever before. Pesticide residues exceeding the maximum residue limits can hamper trade between upcoming economies and the EU. Implementation of Integrated Pest Management is necessary to minimize pesticide applications. But while there are plentiful technical solutions, the application of Integrated Pest Management is still a struggle for many farmers.
Integrated seed sector development (ISSD) is an approach aiming to increase farmers’ access to quality seed through the development of market-oriented, pluralistic and vibrant seed sectors. In this course participants learn how to design demand driven interventions tailored to specific crops, value chains and seed systems.
Current developments in emerging economies offer new opportunities for the horticulture sector. To seize these opportunities, a transition to a more professional sector is required. Enhanced value chain management and stakeholder collaboration play a vital role and are addressed during this course.
This course gives access to the latest insights of world leading Dutch knowledge organisations and private companies from the horticulture sector and covers the complete horticulture value chain.
Date: 06 - 24 May 2019
Large-scale production and marketing of agricultural crops depend on a limited number of genetically uniform varieties that deliver uniform food products. With this approach becoming global, genetic diversity is endangered. Worldwide, strategies are developed to conserve genetic resources for food and agriculture.
This course provides the latest development in plant genetic resources management strategies including the role of gene banks and on-farm management and relevant international policies that impact food- and nutrition security.
In complex food supply it is not easy to guarantee an appropriate level of protection from contaminants, toxins and residues, and not to suffer from a burden of rules and on-site inspections. To deliver safe food as well as to create sustainable business governments, producers, manufacturers and retail have to design and implement scientifically sound and practical surveillance, control and enforcement measures. But how to do that?
This seminar presents an overview on nutritional crises, their origins, consequences and interventions. Emphasis is given to the recognition of food and nutrition emergencies, clinical aspects of malnutrition, as well as key emergency nutrition interventions.
Learning outcomes in terms of knowledge - Understanding of
Le métier de responsable de projets Nutrition dans l’humanitaire : Dans les situations d’urgence, de réhabilitation ou de développement, les structures de santé locales de même que les organisations de solidarité nationale, internationale qui les soutiennent mettent en oeuvre de manière routinière des programmes de nutrition intégrés au système de santé et proposent des stratégies en réponse à des situations nutritionnelles dégradées.
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