Food Security, Safety And Quality Workshop
Food security exists when all people have physical and
economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their
dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life at all
times. Food insecurity, on the other hand, is part of a continuum that
includes hunger (food deprivation), malnutrition (deficiencies, imbalances, or
excesses of nutrients), and famine. This training program is therefore designed
to act as a guide on how to ensure access to safe and quality food is one of
the human rights as well as a sustainable development goal.
By the end of the course the
participant should be able to:
- Understand basic skills in food
security, safety, and quality.
- Understand the classification
of food into different food groups.
- Understand what constitutes an
adequate diet and optimal feeding to children.
- Understand the relationship
between nutrition and health.
- Gain skills in cross-cutting
issues in food security, quality, and safety.
- Understand the role of
technology in the realization of food security, quality, and safety.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This course is intended for various actors in Agriculture
Extension (Agricultural extension officers, senior agricultural officials and
policy makers) working with communities, in governments, funding agencies,
Research organizations and non-government organizations among others for
Module 1: Food & Nutrition
- Food, nutrition, and nutrients
- Balanced diet and child feeding
- Food and nutrition security
- Challenges in attaining food
Module 2: Nutrition & Health
- Causes of under nutrition
- Forms of under nutrition
- Wider impact of under nutrition
- Family and community prevention
of under nutrition
- Tips for optimal infant and
young child feeding
- Nutrition during pregnancy
- Food security and nutrition
with a focus on HIV-affected households
- Disease prevention &
sanitation and hygiene
Module 3: Food Safety, Storage &
- The concept of food safety and
- Food storage and preservation
- Food safety programs
- Interpretation and application
- Food premises and equipment
- Food poisoning
- Food defense and emergency
Module 4: Food Quality
- General concepts of food
- Quality control process
characteristic to agri-food production
- Classifications of quality
- Quality assurance
Module 5: Cross-Cutting Issues
- Linking food aid and pro-poor
- Food security and the human
right to food
- Responding to the challenges of
climate change and its linkages to food security and nutrition
- Mainstreaming food security and
nutrition in poverty reduction strategies/policies
- Closing the gap – linking food
security information to effective decision-making
Module 6: Technology application in
Food &Nutrition Security
- ICT and Mobile technology
application in food and nutrition security
- Integration of GIS and RS in
food & nutrition security
- Food biotechnology and emerging
- Nutritional biostatistics, data
analysis, and decision making
This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have
vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice.
The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works
and case studies.
Training manuals and additional reference materials are
provided to the participants.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will
be issued with a certificate.
We can also do this as tailor-made course to meet
organization-wide needs. Contact us to find out more: email@example.com
· The training will be conducted at SKILLS FOR AFRICA TRAINING INSTITUTE IN NAIROBI
· The training fee covers
tuition fees, training materials, lunch and training venue. Accommodation and
airport transfer are arranged for our participants upon request.
Payment should be sent to our bank account before start of
training and proof of payment sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org