Food Securities

Food Securities : 27th – 28th Feb’20 : Brussels, Belgium


At the end of the training, the learner will be able to:

  • Gain basic skills in food security
  • Understand the national sources of food security information
  • Understand and be able to use GIS software in food security analysis
  • Explore food and nutrition security context with the use of frameworks.
  • Use food security analysis frameworks to assess and monitor the food and nutrition security situations.
  • Conduct a community food security assessment; determine a community’s information needs and creating a community food security assessment team
  • Study concepts of vulnerability, power, and gender in relation to food and nutrition security

Module 1: Introduction to Food Security

  • Basic concepts of food security
  • Causes of food insecurity
  • National sources of food security information;
  • Agricultural Information systems
  • Health Information systems
  • Land, water and climatic information systems
  • Early Warning Systems
  • Market Information systems
  • Vulnerability assessment and mapping systems
  • Household food security and nutrition information systems
  • Food system resilience and indicators

Module 2: Food Security Monitoring System


  • Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis (CFSVA),
  • Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA)
  • Joint Assessment Missions (JAM),
  • Crop and Food Supply Missions (CFSAM)
  • Nutritional surveys

Module 3: Community Food Security Assessment Tool kit

  • Food policy analysis tools.
  • Agricultural commodity market tools
  • Agricultural input prices
  • Food security indicator & policy analysis tool

Module 4: Data Collection and Analysis of Food and Nutrition Security

  • Collecting food data from households
  • Indicators of food and nutrition security
  • Calculating Indicators
  • Using indicators of food and nutrition security

Module 5: GIS Application in Food and Nutrition Security Analysis

  • Data collection
  • Reporting food security information using GIS
  • Food security early warning systems and disaster monitoring
  • Population targeting with GIS and remote sensing
  • Communicating food security information with GIS

Module 6: Cross-cutting issues

  • Gender integration and in food security programming
  • Food sovereignty
  • Role of power, gender and the rural poor in food and nutrition security
  • Food Security assessment reporting

Course Methodology:

Based on case studies (30%); Techniques (30%); Concepts (10%) and Role Play (30%) Pre-test and Pro-test Variety of Learning Methods Lectures Case Studies and Self Questionaires Small Group Work Discussion Presentation

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Per Participant

About Brussels

Brussels, officially the Brussels-Capital Region, is a region of Belgium comprising 19 municipalities, including the City of Brussels, which is the capital of Belgium.

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Start Time

9:00 am

February 27, 2020

Finish Time

5:00 pm

February 28, 2020


Brussels, Belgium

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