Dr.Fernanda Guerrieri- FAO
Dr. Nora Mckeon- TerraNuova
Core issues cover:
- Definition of food security
- Early warning and information systems
- Food security strategies
- Food security and emergencies
- Household food security
- Right to Food
- Food Sovereignty and Food Governance
- Vulnerability analysis
- Food Safety
- Risk management and safety nets
- The role of food aid
- Sustainable Livelihoods
Definition, food insecurity, nutrition
Food insecurity, Hunger, Malnutrition and Poverty. How and why are they different? How are hunger, poverty and undernourishment measured ? Conceptual framework.
Achieving food security and sound nutrition: how ?
When things fall apart: famine and conflict as economic and human failures.
Household food security (Micro)
Household food security. Malnutrition, food consumption and Vulnerability linking nutritional problems and consumption patterns; ecosystems and culture; diets and vulnerability. Understanding the causes of malnutrition.
Food security, nutrition and livelihoods at local level institutions.
National food security (Macro)
Methodology for the establishment of national and regional food security strategies. Different steps in the preparation, diagnostic, definition of policy including in the field of prices, international trade, production, commercialization and consumption. Concept of food security at national and regional levels.
Vulnerability and coping mechanisms. Analytical Frameworks. How food security and vulnerability concepts have been translated into analytical frameworks. Case study vulnerability in a specific country. Data collection. Data processing and analysis.
Looking at the Vulnerable: The Role of Safety Nets in Managing Food Insecurity.
Role of safety nets as part of an integrated social protection strategy in seriously food insecure contexts. Insecure households exposed to multiple risks and having access to fewer risk management instruments. Cross-country experience, highlights practical constraints, and outlines future challenges.
Concepts and definitions, typologies; global food aid, international institutions and food aid actors; tied and untied assistance; relations between food aid and food security. Early warning systems.
Urban food security.
Refugees, mortality and nutritional diseases.
Nutrition and food security. Gender issues.
Right to Food