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Training Course on Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture┬╗

Training Course on Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture

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.

Duration

5 days

Course outline

The training is to be delivered in seven sessions:

Session 1: Strengthening Agriculture-Nutrition Linkages: Why It Matters

By the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. articulate key information on the social and economic impact of malnutrition
  2. explain why a multi-sectoral approach is needed to address malnutrition
  3. introduce the concept of nutrition-sensitive agriculture
  4. outline specific ways that agriculture can support improved nutrition

Session 2: Essential Nutrition Concepts for Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Activities

By the end of this session, participants will be able to—

  1. describe five forms of malnutrition
  2. analyze the essential needs of infants, children and mothers, especially during the period from conception to the child’s second birthday (the “first 1,000 days”)
  3. identify strategies for interrupting the cycle of malnutrition

Session 3: Essential Concepts in Agriculture and Food Systems

By the end of this session, participants should be able to—

  1. explain the importance of agriculture in food production, income generation and women’s lives
  2. articulate the overarching goals of most agriculture programs
  3. explain the relationship between agricultural value chains and food systems
  4. identify challenges and opportunities for agriculture programs today.

Session 4: Agriculture-to-Nutrition Pathways

By the end of this session, participants should be able to—

  1. effectively describe the three main pathways and how they overlap.
  2. explain the enabling environment in which all pathways operate.
  3. identify steps along each main pathway to ensure that agriculture activities meet nutrition outcomes.

Session 5: Developing a Seasonal Calendar

By the end of this session, participants should be able to—

  1. describe the agricultural context and how it varies throughout the year in areas where their activity functions
  2. articulate how agricultural constraints (growing season, holidays, seasonal illnesses, changes in weather) affect the wellbeing of communities
  3. identify opportunities to make agricultural activities more nutrition-sensitive.

Session 6: Behavior Change Concepts for Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture

By the end of this section, participants should be able to—

  1. articulate the basic concepts about why behaviors change
  2. explain several ways that SBC contributes to improved activity outcomes
  3. describe how SBC uses formative research to guide activity interventions.

Session 7: Designing Effective Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Activities

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain a four-step approach for designing effective nutrition-sensitive agriculture activities
  2. Select nutrition-sensitive agricultural outcomes appropriate to the participants’ agricultural market systems development activity
  3. Analyze and prioritize potential strategies for addressing malnutrition
  4. Develop relevant practices, interventions, and indicators to include in the activity design
  5. Outline the next steps for implementation and monitoring.

Methodology

The trainings are delivered through mini-lectures, specific case studies and group exercises and discussions

Course Fee: Ksh 80,000, USD 900

Course Schedule

Start Date End Date Action
. 29/06/2020 03/07/2020 Register
. 15/06/2020 19/06/2020 Register
. 18/05/2020 22/05/2020 Register
. 04/05/2020 08/05/2020 Register
. 20/04/2020 24/04/2020 Register
. 06/04/2020 10/04/2020 Register
. 23/03/2020 27/03/2020 Register
. 09/03/2020 13/03/2020 Register
. 24/02/2020 28/02/2020 Register

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