Professional Certificate in Strategic Food Security Planning

Day One: 

09:30 Registration and Refreshments  
09:45 Chair and Delegates’ Welcome and Introductions
Introducing key trends and issues in global food security
Delegates’ experiences and national issues
10:45 Morning coffee  
11:00 Nutrition and Health Outcomes in Food Security Planning
Examining role food security plays in good health outcomes
Child health and nutrition and improved outcomes
Ensuring nutrition has a central role in food security
12:30 Lunch  
13:15 Problem tree analysis of Food Security Issues
14:15 Food Insecurity and Vulnerability Assessments
Examining key methods of vulnerability assessments
Evaluating main international and national indicators
How to interpret indicators to determine correct strategies
15:15 Afternoon tea  
15:30 SWOT analysis of different Food Security Assessment tools
16:30 End of Day Wrap Up and Close  

Day Two

09:30 Registration and Refreshments  
09:45 Chair’s Introduction and Recap

Case Study: Transformations in China's Food System

11:15 Morning coffee  
11:30 Climate Change and Food Security
Evaluating the relationship between climate change and food production
Including climate change modelling in food planning
Planning for food security in climate insecure environments
12:30 Lunch  
13:15 Water Management and Food Production
Examining the relationship between water security and food planning
Modelling affects of water management and food
Regional water agreements and food production
14:15 Risk Planning and Mitigation: force field analysis
Risk management techniques and the Water-Climate-Food nexus
Planning for uncertainty
15:15 Afternoon tea  

Disaster Preparedness, Planning and Resilience
Disaster planning techniques and food security planning
Ensuring stock surpluses and planning for worst case scenarios
Food aid and international donations in disaster scenarios

16:30 End of Day Wrap Up and Close  

Day Three: 

09:30 Registration and Refreshments  
09:45 Chair’s Introduction and Recap
10:00 Financing for Sustainable Food Security
Harnessing international aid for building sustainable agriculture systems
Trade and private sector involvement in food security
Microfinance and sustainable
11:00 Morning coffee  
11:15 Land Distribution and Regulation
Examining the relationship between plot size and production
Balancing between small producers and agribusiness
Case studies of land distribution
12:15 Lunch  
13:00 Participatory Food Security Planning (PRA RRA PLA)
Methods for producing plans with participatory input
Participatory planning to satisfy donor requirements
Building better plans with participation

Food Market Assessments
Examining effect of markets on purchasing abilities
Methods of assessment
Interpreting data to determine market influencing strategy

15:00 Afternoon tea  
15:15 Gender Equality and Food Security
16:30 End of Day Wrap Up and Close  

Day Four: 

09:30 Registration and Refreshments  
09:45 Chair’s Introduction and Recap
10:00 Livelihoods and Sustainable Agricultural Growth
Examining the relationship between employment and large agribusiness
Ensuring access to decent work in agriculture
Producing sustainable economic growth through agriculture
11:00 Morning Coffee  
11:15 Food Sustainability and Technology (GMOs or Organic?)
Experiences of Working with international organisations and private sector organisations. To go with GMOs or not.
Where is Green Revolution going? Opportunities for the future
Ensuring access to seeds, fertilisers and similar
12:15 Lunch  
12:45 Multi-sector Cooperation and Coordination
Bringing together sustainability, livelihoods and climate change with economic concerns
Methods for coordinating sectors and public bodies for implementation
13:45 Criteria setting, Ranking and priority setting
14:45 Afternoon tea  
15:00 Wrap Up and Final Questions and Discussion
Building a holistic strategic for food security planning
Action planning at government, regional, and local level
Discussing experiences and sharing lessons

Chartered Management Institute Assessment and Criteria
Structuring a written piece of work for assessment: generic overview and principles
Structuring these two specific pieces of work to demonstrate all the assessment criteria
Blending strategic food security content into these structures

16:15 Questions, Evaluation and Certificate Presentation  
16:30 Close