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.

    This course introduces the most commonly used methods to assess food availability at regional, national and local levels. It provides guidance on the key aspects to consider while planning availability assessments. It also provides examples and explains what criteria to use for selecting the appropriate availability indicators.

      • 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

            • Methods and tools to assess food availability at regional, national and local levels.
            • Estimating crop production and methods for calculating household level food stocks.
            • Planning an availability assessment.
            • Availability indicators used at national and household levels.
            • Selecting availability indicators.

            • Course structure

              The course consists of  2  lessons of approximately  45  minutes duration each:

              • Lesson 1  –  Assessing Availability
              • Lesson 2  –  Availability Indicators

              • Partners

                European Union (EU)