Food Security Analysis Course (November) Nairobi, Kenya

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Dear all,

Warm greetings for the day!

Indepth Research Services would like to invite you to take part in our upcoming trainings in Food security analysis at Indepth Research Services training facilities, in Nairobi, Kenya.

Before intervening in a country, the first priority for development actors is to understand the food security situation of the population. Food security analysts do a wide range of assessments in order to identify hungry and food insecure populations and to establish the underlying causes. This five-day training will expose the participants to several concepts in carrying out food security analysis.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the concept of Food security Analysis, have a mastery of its basic concepts.
  • Gain knowledge on application of various approaches to Food Security interventions
  • Understand the various methods in Food Security analysis and tools and be able apply
  • Conduct a community food security assessment; determine a community’s information needs and creating a community food security assessment team
  • Have knowledge on policy issues in food security and how to analyze
  • Use of GIS and remote sensing in food security analysis
  • Monitoring and Evaluation in Food Security Programming

Best regards,

Indepth Research Services

What you will learn


  • An Introduction to the basic concepts of food security
  • The causes of food insecurity and description on how to prepare and plan targeted food security interventions for the poorest sectors of a community.
  • Food system resilience and indicators
  • Preparation and planning of targeted interventions
  • Types of food security assessment:
  • Food Security Monitoring System (FSMS)Processes involved in analyzing food security situationsFood Security contributing and non-food security contributing factors
    • Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis (CFSVA)
    • Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA)
    • Joint Assessment Missions (JAM)
    • Crop and Food Supply Missions (CFSAM)
  • Targeting of the poorest groups and various other target groups
  • Approaches, methods and tools used by humanitarian agencies to measure livelihoods, food insecurity and vulnerability (Vulnerability Mapping for Food Security)
  • Tools/instruments for analysis
    • Part I: context of livelihood security, defining socio-economic systems, participatory group discussions and field visits
    • Part II: transect walks and village profile documentation, interpretation of data: towards causes of food insecurity, short survey
  • Community food security assessment tool kit
    • Food policy analysis tools.
    • Agricultural commodity market tools
    • Agricultural input prices
    • Food security indicator & policy analysis tool
  • Use of GIS and remote sensing in food security analysis
    • Reporting food security information using GIS
    • Food security early warning systems and drought monitoring
    • Population targeting with GIS and remote sensing
    • Communicating food security situations with GIS and remote sensing
  • Data Collection and analysis of food security 
    • Collecting food data from households
    • Indicators of food security
    • Calculating indicators
    • Using indicators of food security
  • Gender integration in food security programming
  • Monitoring and evaluation in food security programming

What you require

Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.