Last few days to enrol! The joint UOC-FAO Postgraduate Diploma in Food Security Programme Management is taught by an international team with extensive field experience. With this training, students will understand food security and be better prepared to undertake and support food security work in their communities. This year-long online diploma is made up of two specializations Food Security: Advocacy and Action and Impact Assessment of Food Security Programmes and a final project. This diploma can be considered as half of the UOC's Masters in Food, Culture, and International Food Governance.
- Define food security as a broad concept used to determine people's general well-being.
- Understand the concept of vulnerability and how it is applied to food security.
- Appreciate the importance of food security analysis to trigger appropriate action to address food insecurity.
- Identify in a practical way the main items for the assessment and evaluation of food security programmes.
- Understand the need for identifying the underlying causes and characteristics of food insecurity.
- Understand the basic measures to monitor and evaluate targeting activities.
- Acknowledge food security as a policy issue cutting across different sectors.
This programme will prepare you to meet the demand for knowledgeable and well-trained food systems analysts and leaders by fostering practical and critical learning with an international perspective. Students in the Department of Food Systems, Culture and Society typically have backgrounds in a field related to the agri-food sector or an academic background in agriculture, anthropology, economics, environmental studies, development, public health or sociology.
The programme attracts people who wish to specialize in the agri-food sector, as well as those interested working in this field. Many already have work experience in the agrifood sector and are looking to broaden their knowledge and skills so as to advance their careers.
Courses in the Department of Food Systems, Culture and Society are open to everyone with a good grasp of English. The UOC is an open university which means that even if you do not have a high school diploma or university degree you can still take our courses. To be eligible for the master's degree you must have a recognized university degree. If you do not have a recognized university degree then you will receive an equivalent certificate instead of a degree.