Topic outline

  • This is the second of a series of two e-learning courses on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Nutrition. In this course, you will learn an approach to integrate nutrition into SME business models, in order to make food systems more nutrition-sensitive.

      • Course series 

        The course series on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Nutrition consists of the following courses: 

        • System Requirements

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

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

          • Audience

            This e-learning course targets SME trainers, SME representatives and policymakers working on SMEs development, sustainable food systems and nutrition. It will also benefit those interested in learning more about sustainable food systems.

            • You will learn about

              • How to craft nutrition-sensitive business visions, missions and objectives.
              • Customer segmentation and identification of nutritionally vulnerable groups.
              • Value proposition based on nutritious foods.
              • Entry points for nutrition across the value chain.
              • Strategies and tools to support the marketing of nutritious foods.
              • Principles to establish partnerships with focus on SMEs and nutrition.
              • Options to finance nutrition-sensitive investments of SMEs.

              • Course structure

                The course consists of 7 lessons, ranging from approximately 45 - 60 minutes duration each:

                • Lesson 1 - Designing a nutrition-sensitive strategy
                • Lesson 2 - Identifying customers
                • Lesson 3 - Developing a value proposition
                • Lesson 4 - Integrating nutrition in business activities
                • Lesson 5 - Marketing nutritious foods
                • Lesson 6 - Building partnerships
                • Lesson 7 - Getting access to finance

                • Partners

                  This course was developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) through the support of the project “Strengthening capacities for nutrition-sensitive food systems through a multi-stakeholder approach”, funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan (MAFF) and implemented in collaboration with the Governments of Ghana, Kenya and Viet Nam.

                  • Digital Badge Certification

                    To be granted a digital certification from the FAO elearning Academy, you will have to take the final evaluation exam after you’ve finished a course.

                    Our digital badge certifications verify that you have achieved the learning outcomes and competencies outlined in FAO e-learning courses.

                    What is a digital badge?
                    Digital badges are online visual representations of learned skills and achievements earned in learning environments. They have already been adopted widely across a range of sectors and are being used to recognize both accredited and non-accredited learning in formal, informal and non-formal settings.
                    Badges can be displayed wherever earners want them on the web, and share them for employment, education or lifelong learning.


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