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  • Workshop on Food and Nutrition Security Karl Kübel Foundation for Child & Family

    Date: 05 - 10 Feb 2018
    Country: India
    City/State: Coimbatore

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Workshop on Food and Nutrition Security

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): Karl Kübel Foundation for Child & Family (KKF)

Type: Training Course Date: 05 - 10 Feb 2018 Location: India (Coimbatore) Venue: Karl Kübel Institute for Development Education (KKID)

In 2016, the number of chronically undernourished people in the world is estimated to have increased to 815 million (FAO 2017,4). While many Asian countries experienced impressive economic growth in recent years, the countries still struggle with widespread poverty and hunger. Children are the first who suffer, and effects of stunting never can be compensated. Rates of stunting, wasting, and underweight of children below 5 years are still highest in Asian countries. In India, according to UNICEF (2017), 21% of children under five years are wasted (7,5% severe), 38,4% are stunted, and 35,7% are underweight .The situations in other neighbouring Asian countries are also similar.

The transformational vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls on all countries and stakeholders to work together to end hunger and prevent all forms of malnutrition by 2030. This ambition can only be fulfilled if agriculture and food systems become sustainable, so that food supplies are stable and all people have access to adequate nutrition and health. The start of the 2030 Agenda coincided with the launch of the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016–2025), adding impetus to these commitments by providing a time-bound, cohesive framework for action.

Knowledge on the various concepts (Food and Nutrition Security (FNS), Right to Adequate Food (RtF), Food Systems) is a precondition for choosing adequate methods and instruments to assess and analyse the food and nutrition security situation of a given area and to develop appropriate actions.


At the end of the training course, participants …

…have gained a holistic understanding of the complex nature of food security and nutrition, right to adequate food and food systems, the categories of causes, different levels of actors;
…know methods and instruments at various levels for assessing and analysing the food and nutrition security situation and are able to identify violations of the Right to Adequate Food;
…know a variety of interventions to tackle either acute or chronic food insecurity in urban and rural areas and to claim the Right to Adequate Food;
…identify the contribution of the different sectors and institutions, and specifically that of the own sector and institution, in combatting hunger and malnutrition;
…have identified concrete actions at their respective working level. 

Target Group

Participants can be from both government and non-government organisations, Agriculture related projects, programmes and institutions. Those working on projects and programmes aiming at eliminating hunger and advocating for the right to food (RtF) can be part of this programme. Representatives of various professional disciplines (Medical, Paramedical and Agro-engineering) such as Health, Food and Nutrition, Agriculture, etc.  with minimum 3 years of professional experience are welcome to join this workshop. As the workshop language is English, it is necessary that all participants are fluent in the same.

Registration and organisational details

The cost per person for the workshop is Rs.43,750.00 / 625 Euro incl. food / accommodation during the 'workshop days', transport from station /airport Coimbatore to KKID & Return, training materials and course fee. The costs have to be settled directly with KKID, Coimbatore, India. Taxes as applicable will be extra and shall be borne by the participant.

The schedule and the proposed outline are enclosed for your kind information. The number of participants is limited to 24. Admission will be on a first come-first serve basis.

The participants are expected to reach the campus by 3pm on 5th February 2018. The programme will begin from 4pm on 5th evening and will go up to 10th evening 4pm. 

Registration Deadline will be December, 20, 2017

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