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 describes the purpose and features of baseline assessments and how they differ from action-oriented assessments. It also provides guidance on selecting a baseline assessment method depending on the context, and on how to incorporate historical trends when conducting food security assessments.

      • 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

            • Overview of baseline and action-oriented assessments.
            • Understand the criteria for defining an appropriate method, building on the options available.
            • Selecting a baseline assessment method.
            • Monitoring changes in food security: early warning and monitoring food security trends.

            • Course structure

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

              • Lesson 1 – Introduction to Baseline and Action-oriented Assessments
              • Lesson 2 – Selecting a Baseline Assessment Method
              • Lesson 3 – Monitoring changes in food security

              • Partners

                European Union (EU)