Making Agriculture Work for Food and Nutrition Security Course


All people in the world are affected by moderate levels of food insecurity, together with those who suffer from hunger, it is estimated that over 2 billion people do not have regular access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food. This situation leaves the world population undernourished, micronutrient deficient and/or overweight and/or obese. Malnutrition has a life-long detrimental impact on the learning capacity, productivity and income-generating potential of populations. The Sustainable Development Goals aim to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture by the year 2030.

The worldwide increase of food availability, through well-designed agricultural policies and programs, has not automatically lead to better-nourished populations. This course explores the nutrition sensitivity of agricultural policies and programs and focuses on which nutrition-sensitive agricultural pathways lead to food and nutrition security.


5 days


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Face to Face Schedules By Location
Nairobi Schedules:
Code Date Duration Location Fees
AFN30 9 Oct 2023 - 13 Oct 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
AFN30 13 Nov 2023 - 17 Nov 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
AFN30 11 Dec 2023 - 15 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.


Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the definitions of nutrition-sensitive agriculture, food security, nutrition security, value chains and food systems and their interconnectedness;
  • Be able to apply agriculture-to-nutrition pathways framework to ensure that agricultural development programs and policies contribute to the desired nutrition outcomes;
  • Be able to design and adjust implementation of agricultural development programs and policies to enhance the impact on nutrition;
  • Understand and apply monitoring and evaluation and impact assessment principles to nutrition-sensitive agricultural programs and policies.

Topics to be covered

  • Ensuring the nutritional impact of agricultural projects
  • Making agricultural programs nutrition sensitive
  • Increasing the availability and accessibility and consumption of diverse and nutritious foods.
  • Different agricultural pathways leading to food and nutrition security.
  • Contribute to improving nutrition by making agricultural programs and policies more nutrition-sensitive.
  • Insight into the broader (international) food and nutrition policy framework and the stakeholders involved;
  • Identifying the local nutrition issues, which are to be solved with agricultural programs and policies;
  • Pathways, key concepts and approaches to link value chain development to food and nutrition security;
  • Addressing economic variables (e.g. work capacity, productivity) through identification and strengthening of linkages between value chains and nutritional impact;
  • Design effective intervention strategies to reach Bottom of the Pyramid consumers (Including a focus on project cycle management);
  • An introduction to monitoring and evaluation, including a selection of key indicators essential for organizational learning agenda’s

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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