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Food Security and Sustainability Training

5 Day Training

Dates: 03 – 07 June 2024
Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa
Platform: Available In-Class / Online

Price: Available on request

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Course Introduction

This Food Security and Sustainability training course is structured to deepen understanding and foster skill development in food security and sustainable agriculture. It aligns with the Institution’s objectives, focusing on food and nutrition security, and agricultural development. Participants will engage in problem-solving to advance the Institution’s goals, addressing critical issues in agriculture and food security through innovative strategies.

 

What will I learn from this Food Security and Sustainability training course?

The course provides a comprehensive introduction to the concepts of food security and sustainability within food production systems. It offers insights into agriculture-related sustainability and systems theory, aiming to craft more effective, targeted interventions for food production and policy.

Course Objectives

Upon completion Food Security and Sustainability training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand food production’s reliance on availability, access, use, and stability.

  • Develop an action plan for sustainability goals, contributing to the transition to net-zero emissions.

  • Evaluate the sufficiency and long-term viability of different food production systems.

  • Understand market dynamics at various levels and their impact on food access.

  • Address how politics, policy, and governance intersect with food access.

  • Ensure widespread access to sufficient, nutritious, and safe food.

  • Identify key contributors to food security across different scales.

Personal Benefits of attending Food Security and Sustainability training

Participants will gain:

  • A comprehensive view of food production’s dependencies on availability, access, use, and stability.

  • Skills to confirm food sufficiency and address the long-term sustainability of production systems.

  • Insights into ensuring nutritious and safe food for all.

  • Knowledge of systems thinking for environmental sustainability in food production.

  • Understanding of agricultural fundamentals to balance global nutrition needs with planetary resource conservation.

  • Analytical skills for food access decision-making.

  • Strategies to enhance program impacts on poverty and malnutrition.

  • A framework for market-driven growth emphasizing public-private partnerships and government collaboration.

  • An approach to integrating cross-cutting themes in strategic planning.

Who should attend?

The Food Security and Sustainability training course is ideal for:

  • Individuals concerned with the implications of global warming and seeking sustainable corporate strategies.

  • Professionals interested in innovation and design for long-term organizational resilience.

  • Those aiming to transform business models sustainably while leading towards a net-zero future.

  • Individuals with backgrounds in Geography, Health Science, Biology, Horticulture, Plant Physiology, Soil Science, Zoology, or related fields.

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Training Methodology

Our diverse instructional approaches ensure effective learning:

– Lectures & Presentations: Engage with expert-driven, stimulating content.
– Course Material: Access well-crafted supporting resources.
– Group Work: Collaborate on discussions and case studies for practical insights.
– Workshops & Role-Play: Participate in immersive, scenario-based activities.
– Practical Application: Focus on applying theoretical knowledge in real situations.
– Post-Training Support: Receive extensive support after training for skill implementation.

Training Outline

Module 1: Agricultural Technology and Poverty

  • Food safety

  • Global rural development

Module 2: Addressing Global Food and Agricultural Challenges

  • Managing global soils amidst climate change

  • Research requirements

  • Dissertation/thesis work

  • Applied project development

Module 3: Small-Scale Agriculture

  • Local food supply strategies

  • Sustainable business planning

  • Entrepreneurial approaches to agriculture

Module 4: Sustainable Business Organization

  • Natural systems management

  • Climate change adaptation

  • Overall sustainability

Module 5: Advanced Cropping Techniques

  • Exploring productivity potentials

  • Addressing water constraint issues in agriculture

Module 6: Overcoming Nutrient Limitations in Production

  • Environmental and agricultural innovation

  • Environmental technology

Module 7: Environmental Innovation

  • Agricultural technology and innovation

  • Complexity in sustainable livestock agriculture

Module 8: Process Management in Food Production

  • Productivity metrics in food production

Module 9: Assessing Environmental Impact in Food Production

  • Exchange between sustainability indices

  • Integration through case studies

Module 10: Accessibility to Households

  • Distribution of food resources

  • Market operations by local traders

  • National policy impacts on food distribution

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