Training Course on Food security & Livelihoods Assessments/Analysis from 8th to 11th /March/ 2017 in Kampala

Training Course on Food security & Livelihoods Assessments/Analysis from 8th to 11th /March/ 2017   in Kampala


The general objective of a food security assessment is to understand how severe the food insecurity is, and why this is the case. Then the objective is to determine if there is a need to intervene to return people to a normal food security situation in the short term and/or long term. The focus of a food security assessment will be on evaluating the food security situation for various groups of people. In addition, food security assessments can help to predict upcoming food insecurity or can predict the duration of an insecure food period where as Livelihoods Assessments is the second step in the project cycle. Its main purpose is to allow us to gather information on the food security and livelihoods situation of a crisis-affected population in order to identify appropriate responses by the agency. Many assessments will be carried out during various stages of an emergency (acute or chronic) in order to support programming decisions and inform the development of mid and long term strategies. Assessments will also be carried out at other stages of the project cycle, including as part of monitoring and evaluation activities and to support transition and exit strategies.

Major Objective of the Training

The training is aimed at providing practical guidance to participants on how to implement Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) assessment in their organizations. After the training, participants will also be able to undertake rapid and in-depth assessments in emergency, recovery and chronic crisis contexts.

Specific Training Specific Objectives

  1. Understand basic concepts in food security and livelihood assessment
  2. Identify the livelihoods components in real examples.
  3. Recognize how assessing livelihoods improves the analysis of food security.
  4. Understand how different livelihood assessments approaches
  5. Understand the Information gathering in Food Security & Livelihoods Assessment/Analysis
  6. Understand the criteria for selecting and collecting livelihoods indicators.
  7. Understand the Determining Sampling in Livelihoods Assessment/Analysis

Introduction to Food security & Livelihoods Assessments/Analysis

  • Basic concepts
  • Defining food security and livelihoods
  • Conceptual framework of malnutrition
  • Sustainable livelihoods framework
  • Linking nutrition, food security & livelihoods
  • Examining vulnerability
  • Community participation

 Gathering Information in Food Security & Livelihoods Assessment/Analysis

  • Types of assessments
  • Information required in Food Security & Livelihoods Assessment/Analysis
  • Data collection methods

 Determining Sampling in Livelihoods Assessment/Analysis

  • Steps to planning the assessment
  • Introduction to sampling
  • Sampling methods
  • Determining sample size
  • Bias considerations

Core Components of Food Security & Livelihoods Assessment /Analysis

  • Context analysis
  • Livelihood groups & zones
  • Markets and price trends
  • Food availability
  • Food access
  • Food consumption
  • Food utilization and care practices
  • Coping strategies
  • Participatory vulnerability and capacity analysis/Analysis

Approaches in Livelihoods Assessment

  • Economic Security Analysis Approach
  • Early warning Approaching Food Security Analysis
  • Food and Health Analysis of Food Insecurity
  • Vulnerable Group Profiling
  • Integrated Food Security Analysis System
  • Household and Livelihoods Security Approach
  • Livelihoods Approach Emergency Food Security Assessments
  • Household Economy Approach

Livelihood Indicators

  • What are livelihood indicators
  • Context of livelihoods indicators
  • Skills and knowledge required to select, collect and interpret livelihood indicators
  • Criteria for selecting livelihood indicators

 Analyzing Results

  • Basic considerations
  • Identifying the principal causes of food insecurity and risks to livelihoods
  • Determining the severity of food and livelihood insecurity
  • Establishing a vulnerability ranking
  • Estimating the scale of food and livelihood insecurity

Identifying Solutions

  • Examining interventions and capacities of other stakeholders
  • Zoning the affected areas according to vulnerability level & needs coverage
  • Identifying the range of possible FSL interventions
  • Deciding on an appropriate intervention strategy
  • Formulating recommendations

Training Fees: Ugandans: 450,000/- International participants: 200 USD

Venue: Ntinda Ministers Village Hotel

For whom the course is intended: This course is intended for individuals such as Mid-level managers, technical staff, field personnel who are involved in the collection, management, analysis, and reporting of food security information. Planners, policy formulators and program managers who are involved in monitoring progress in poverty reduction, and meeting food security goals and targets.

Course Duration: This is 4 days training program

Benefits: 95% practical sessions, Certificate of completion, networking and follow up after training

Payment details: Register and pay before 15th/February/2017

If you register and pay before 15th/February/2017, you will benefit from 15% discount.

Limited slots: We only need 20 participants: Enrollment for this training is based on first come, first serve basis

Those Paying in UGX can pay through

  • Account Name: Maarifa Consult
  • Bank: Stanbic Bank
  • Account Number:9030010504731
  • Branch: Ntinda, Branch
  • Account Type: Uganda Shillings Account (UGX)
  • You can deposit cash or write a Check in the Name of “MAARIFA CONSULT”

Those paying in USD can pay through

  • Account Name: Maarifa Consult Ltd
  • Bank: KCB Bank
  • Account Number: 2203269251
  • Account Type: USD Account
  • Branch: Forest Mall, Kampala
  • You can deposit Cash or pay in Check in the name of “MAARIFA CONSULT LTD”

Note: After Payment, please send a proof of payment to the email below

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