Professional Certificate in Strategic Food Security Planning
London, UK


According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), "food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life”. 

Course Overview

This course will provide those involved in planning for sustainable development with a clear understanding of the processes and challenges involved in strategic food security planning.

Interactive learning will support participants’ understanding of key issues in strategic food security planning, including how changing climatic conditions impact on food production, and how economic pressures, technological developments and private sector actions interact in the field of food security planning. By applying strategic planning tools throughout the training, participants will leave equipped to initiate organisational change that considers long-term trends in food security, alongside initiating effective regulation and equal access.

A comprehensive analysis of the processes behind food security planning will be provided, with subjects to be discussed including:

  • Nutrition and health outcomes in food security planning
  • Climate change and food security
  • Food market assessments
  • Land distribution and regulation
  • Disaster preparedness, planning and resilience
  • International trade, value chains and export strategies
  • Food sustainability and technology

Experts in the field will lead this training through interactive workshops, lectures and best practice case studies, fostering innovation, creating learning and networking amongst peers.

Upon completion of this week-long course and subsequent successful completion of CMI written tasks, the successful candidate will be awarded a Level 7 CMI certificate in Management & Leadership showing the CMI units achieved. The CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. The professional qualifications offered by the Institute are internationally recognised and sought after.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course the delegates will be able to:

  • Develop, construct and implement strategic plans
  • Lead effective organisational change
  • Apply the key principles of food security planning to their organisation
  • Improve capacity and support structures, whilst reducing administrative burdens
  • Analyse, enhance and evaluate performance
  • Deliver services that better meet stakeholder needs

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How You Will Benefit

  • The opportunity to gain a recognised professional qualification
  • Hear the latest insights, research and developments in strategic food security from leading experts
  • Network and share ideas with colleagues from around the world
  • Enhance your skills and knowledge in the management of food security

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