Course category: 
Self-paced course
Language:
English
Organiser: 
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO

Linkages between food security, nutrition and social protection: An introduction to basic concepts and principles

This e-learning course explains how social protection programmes can improve food security and nutrition outcomes. It provides learners with the basis needed to understand the work modalities, purpose and usefulness of the Inter-Agency Social Protection Assessment – Food Security and Nutrition (ISPA-FSN) tool presented in the following course of this series: ‘The ISPA-FSN tool: Assessing social assistance programmes for better food security and nutrition’.

Course series

The course series on “Making social assistance programmes work for nutrition: the ISPA-FSN tool” consists of the following two courses:

  1. Linkages between food security, nutrition and social protection: An introduction to basic concepts and principles
  2. The ISPA-FSN tool: Assessing social assistance programmes for better food security and nutrition
Audience

This course targets:

  1. government employees and programme managers working for the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour; and
  2. government employees, national and international development practitioners and researchers working on food security, nutrition and social protection issues.
You will learn about
  • The basic concepts regarding food security, nutrition and social protection.
  • The linkages between social protection and nutrition outcomes, with a special focus on social assistance.
  • The usefulness of the ISPA-FSN tool for the assessment of social assistance programmes.