Topic outline

  • This course was created with Adobe Flash technology. Since this technology is no longer supported by modern internet browsers, the online version was removed. The downloadable version and content of the course (text only) are still available. In order to access them, please read the instructions in the System requirements section below.

    The course introduces the concepts and tools used in food security analysis. As a starting point, it defines the concept of food security and its relationship to the concepts of vulnerability, hunger, malnutrition and poverty. The course also provides guidelines on how to interpret and use conceptual frameworks for analysing food security.

      • System Requirements

        The interactive version of the course is available as a downloadable package and only runs on Windows PC’s and doesn't require any additional software. Please read the following instructions.

        The content of the course is also available in text format (pdf).

        • Audience

          The target audience of the e-learning course includes:

          • Mid-level managers, technical staff, field personnel who are involved in the collection, management, analysis, and reporting of food security information.
          • Planners, policy formulators and programme managers who are involved in monitoring progress in poverty reduction, and meeting food security goals and targets.

          • You will learn about

            • Defining food security.
            • Key dimensions of food security.
            • Food security and vulnerability, hunger, malnutrition and poverty.
            • Overview of food security analysis.

            • Course structure

              The course consists of  3  lessons of approximately  30  minutes duration each:

              • Lesson 1 – What is Food Security?
              • Lesson 2 – Concepts related to Food Security
              • Lesson 3 – Food Security Analysis

              • Partners

                European Union (EU)