Topic outline

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The course illustrates how markets operate and how they relate to, and affect, food security and vulnerable households. It describes market components and how they function, and introduces some of the methods and indicators used to assess markets for improving 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.

  • Definition of markets and how they relate to food security.
  • Methods to assess markets for improving food security analysis.
  • Indicators for creating market profiles or baselines.
  • Price analysis.

The course consists of  3  lessons, ranging from approximately  40  to  45  minutes duration each:

  • Lesson 1  –  Markets and Food Security
  • Lesson 2  –  Assessing Markets
  • Lesson 3  –  Market Indicators

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

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    • Partners

      European Union (EU)  The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET)