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This 4 month online joint UOC-FAO specialization provides a comprehensive understanding and guidance for assessing the impact of development programmes on food security. Specifically, students review food security impact assessment in the context of development programmes; methods and approaches for assessing impact; and, interpreting and communicating impact assessment results. This specialization brings together the latest information on impact assessment from numerous guidelines and presents it within the context of development programmes that address food insecurity.
The focus is on large scale programmes but the methods and approaches are equally applicable to smaller food security projects. Students will be challenged with regular assignments and activities and will be supported by teachers with extensive experience.
- Module 1: Assessing programme impact on food security
- Module 2: Methods and approaches for assessing impact
- Module 3: Interpreting and communicating results
- Define food security as a broad concept used to determine people's general well-being;
- Identify in a practical way the main items for the assessment and evaluation of food security programmes;
- Understand the concept of vulnerability and how it is applied to food security;
- Appreciate the importance of food systems analysys to trigger appropriate action to address food security;
- 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 security professionals, 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 specialise 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 title you must have a recognised university degree. If you do not have a recognised university degree then you will receive an equivalent certificate instead of a degree.
Once the overall assessment process has been completed successfully, the UOC will issue a Master Diploma/ Postgraduate Diploma/Specialization Certificate to those participants with an accredited university qualification that is valid in Spain.
Should you not have such a qualification, a Certificate will be issued.
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Last updated March 13, 2018