Topic outline

  • This course introduces the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) as an analytical approach for decision-makers. It explains the concepts on which the IPC is based, and provides all the necessary information to appreciate and critically use IPC products. The course is part of a series of e-learning courses on the IPC, developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

    This course has been moved to the IPC Global Platform website.

      • System Requirements

        The online version of this course runs on the latest versions of the major browsers, such as Chrome, Safari, Edge and Firefox.

        The downloadable version only runs on Windows PC’s and no additional software is needed.

        • Audience

          The course is aimed at professionals who are or want to be involved in IPC activities at global, regional or country levels, including:

          • food security and nutrition analysists 
          • local officers
          • sectoral experts 
          • communication officers.

          • You will learn about

            • Key features and benefits of the IPC approach
            • The three IPC classification scales: acute food insecurity, chronic food insecurity and acute malnutrition
            • The four Functions to generate IPC information products
            • The IPC food security and nutrition conceptual framework
            • The IPC process and governance

            • Course structure

              The course consists of 3 lessons, ranging from approximately 25 to 30 minutes duration each:

              • Lesson 1 – What the IPC is
              • Lesson 2 – How the IPC works
              • Lesson 3 – The IPC process and governance

              • Partners