Food Security Policies Formulation and Implementation Course


Community food security is the condition that exists when all of the members of a community have access in close proximity; to adequate amounts of nutritious, culturally appropriate food at all times, from sources that are environmentally sound and just. Food security policies are developed to nurture the development of a food secure state in which all of its citizens are hunger-free, healthy and benefit from the food systems that impact their lives. The policies also affirm the commitment to supporting sustainable food systems that provide people with high-quality food, employment, and that also contribute to the long-term well-being of the environment.

This five-day training program shall enlighten the participants on the food policy formulation process and implementation to enhance a food secure economy.


5 Days


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Face to Face Schedules By Location
Nairobi Schedules:
Code Date Duration Location Fees
FSP12 2 Oct 2023 - 6 Oct 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
FSP12 6 Nov 2023 - 10 Nov 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
FSP12 4 Dec 2023 - 8 Dec 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
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Virtual Trainer Led Schedules
Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for a virtual schedule.
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Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for E-Learning course.


At the end of the training, the learner will be able to:

  • Understand the need for policies aiming at improving food security.
  • Know the main features of food security policies.
  • Understand the role and functions of the relevant stakeholders in food security policy formulation and implementation.
  • Define the purpose of a monitoring and evaluation system for food security policies and identify the approaches and methods to be applied.
  • Describe the sequence of steps to be performed in the process of FSP formulation and implementation.
  • Understand FSPs as a link between food security information and actions aimed at improving the food security situation.
  • Relate Food Security Policies (FSPs) to a framework for action to combat hunger and alleviate food insecurity in a country.


Introduction and Background of food security policies

  • Basic concepts and terminologies
  • The need for food security policies
  • Features of food security policies
  • Aims of food security policies
  • Effects of policy interventions in food security

Establishment of a Food Security Policy Framework

  • Typical approaches to designing food security policies
  • A conceptual framework for food security policies
  • Subjects of food security policies
  • Policies with multiple effects on food security
  • Linkages to other policies, strategies &programmes

Institutional Framework for Food Security Policies

  • Institutional set-up  and coordination mechanism
  • Role and functions of government  institutions
  • Role of Local and International NGOs
  • Role of Civil society Organizations (CSOs)
  • Role of UN and Donor Agencies

Policy Formulation and Implementation

  • Policy analysis in the food industry
  • Initiation of the policy process
  • Policy Formulation
  • Policy Implementation

Policy Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Purpose of FSP monitoring and evaluation
  • Monitoring and evaluation concepts
  • Approaches and methods
  • Evaluation criteria
  • Setting up an FSP monitoring and evaluation system
  • Linking M & E and food security information to other policy spheres

Course Administration Details:


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: +254 715 077 817/ +250 789 621 067

Mob: +254 792516000+254 792516010 or mail [email protected][email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before the start of the course.

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