Food and Nutrition Security Course


Development actors prior to intervening in a specific country have to analyze the status of food security in the respective nation. A number of analysis has to be carried out to understand food security in a specific nation. The analysis includes; Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analyses-CFSVAs, Emergency assessments and market analyses-EFSA. the development actors use a number of technologies such as GIS, satellite imagery, and mobile applications to analyze and manage data. Other development actors enter into partnerships to establish Food Security Monitoring Systems (FSMS) for continuous monitoring of food security conditions and market prices. This course will equip participants with the knowledge and skills to analyze the concepts of food security.


10 days


This course targets UN partners, governments and NGOs in charge of creating policies, programs and partnering with WFP to combat hunger. It also targets Agricultural extensions officials partnering with communities, and finance corporations, and research agencies.


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By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Understand food security concepts analysis
  • Learn about the implementation of approaches to food security interventions
  • Understand the tools and methods used to analyze food security
  • Carry out an assessment of community food security
  • Understand the policies associated to food security
  • Analyze food security via remote sensing and GIS
  • Food and security programming monitoring and evaluation


Introduction to food security

  • Meaning of food security
  • Concepts of food security
  • Food indicators
  • Food security causes and combating food insecurities
  • Approaches of food securities
  • Assessment of food security
  • Analyzing food security using Food Security Monitoring System (FSMS)
  • Food Security Contributing and Non-Food Security Contributing Factors
  • Targeting of the poorest groups and various other target groups
  • Approaches, methods and tools used by humanitarian agencies to measure livelihoods, food insecurity and vulnerability (Vulnerability Mapping for Food Security)

Assessment of Food Security

  • Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis (CFSVA)
  • Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA)
  • Joint Assessment Missions (JAM)
  • Crop and Food Supply Missions (CFSAM)

Tools of Food Security Analysis

  • Food policy analysis tools.
  • Agricultural commodity market tools
  • Agricultural input prices
  • Food security indicator & policy analysis tool

Food Security Analysis using Remote Sensing and GIS

  • GIS food security reporting
  • Identification of early warning signs and climate change monitoring
  • Targeting population
  • Food security solutions using remote sensing and GIS

Food Security Data Collection and Analysis

  • Household collection of data
  • Food security indicators
  • Indicators calculation
  • Indicators utilization for food security

Gender integration in Food Security

Food Security Monitoring and Evaluation

Course Administration Details:


Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Institute (IRES) admission criteria.


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 professionals and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).


The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected].  

Mob: +254 715 077 817


This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254715077817,  (+254) 792 516 000
 +250 789 621 067  or mail [email protected] or [email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on/before course start date.

Send proof of payment to [email protected]

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