Training Course on Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture In Nairobi, Mombasa; Kenya
This training course lays the foundation for why nutrition-sensitive agriculture is important for a range of stakeholders working in livelihoods, food security, economic growth, nutrition, and maternal and child health. It explains why nutrition-sensitive agriculture is important and how nutrition outcomes can be reached through agricultural interventions.
By the end of this course, the learners should be able to:
i. articulate key information on the social and economic impact of malnutrition
ii. identify strategies for interrupting the cycle of malnutrition
iii. explain the relationship between agricultural value chains and food systems
iv. explain the enabling environment in which all pathways operate.
v. explain a four-step approach for designing effective nutrition-sensitive agriculture activities
Module I: Strengthening Agriculture-Nutrition Linkages: Why It Matters
a. key information on the social and economic impact of malnutrition
b. multi-sectoral approach in addressing malnutrition
c. concept of nutrition-sensitive agriculture introduction
d. specific ways that agriculture can support improved nutrition
Module II: Essential Nutrition Concepts for Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Activities
a. five forms of malnutrition
b. essential needs of infants, children and mothers, especially during the period from conception to the child’s second birthday (the “first 1,000 days”)
c. strategies for interrupting the cycle of malnutrition
Module III: Essential Concepts in Agriculture and Food Systems
a. importance of agriculture in food production, income generation and women’s lives
b. overarching goals of most agriculture programs
c. relationship between agricultural value chains and food systems
d. challenges and opportunities for agriculture programs today.
Module IV: Agriculture-to-Nutrition Pathways
a. main pathways and how they overlap.
b. explain the enabling environment in which all pathways operate.
c. identify steps along each main pathway to ensure that agriculture activities meet nutrition outcomes.
Module V: Developing a Seasonal Calendar
a. agricultural context and how it varies throughout the year in areas where their activity functions
b. how agricultural constraints (growing season, holidays, seasonal illnesses, changes in weather) affect the wellbeing of communities
c. opportunities to make agricultural activities more nutrition-sensitive.
Module VI: Behavior Change Concepts for Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture
a. basic concepts about why behaviors change
b. ways that SBC contributes to improved activity outcomes
c. how SBC uses formative research to guide activity interventions.
Module VII: Designing Effective Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Activities
a. the four-step approach for designing effective nutrition-sensitive agriculture activities
b. nutrition-sensitive agricultural outcomes appropriate to the participants’ agricultural market systems development activity
c. potential strategies for addressing malnutrition
d. relevant practices, interventions, and indicators to include in the activity design
e. the next steps for implementation and monitoring.
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.
i. The participant must be conversant with English.
ii. Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with an Authorized Training Certificate
iii. Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.
iv. The course fee includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, buffet lunch and a Certificate upon successful completion of Training.
v. One-year post-training support Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.
vi. Payment should be done at least a week before commence of the training, to DATASTAT CONSULTANCY LTD account, as indicated in the invoice so as to enable us prepare better for you.