Topic outline

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This course introduces and provides guidance in assessing different kinds of information systems related to food security analysis.

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.

  • Objectives and components of food security information systems.
  • Identification of the main users of and applications for food security information products.
  • Organizations responsible for food security data collection, analysis and reporting.
  • Assessing and improving food security information systems.
  • Importance of strengthening networking and collaboration.

The course consists of  3  lessons, ranging from approximately  35  to  45  minutes duration each:

  • Lesson 1 – Food Security Information Systems
  • Lesson 2 – The Institutional Context
  • Lesson 3 – Improving Food Security Information Systems

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).

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