Postgraduate education and on-the-job training are important components of the Programme. A specific effort is being made to strengthen the institutional setting of FPMU so as to retain and further improve the technical capacities that have been developed. The Programme supports two types of training: on-site and abroad, each responding to different needs.
Specialized short courses on topics related to food security are organized at regular intervals. These include the use of “Food Balance Sheets”, “Fundamentals of Food Security and Vulnerability”, “Principles and Applications of a Food and Nutrition Approach” and an “Introduction to Early Warning Systems”. Furthermore, training is being offered on English and Computer Skill Development, including an intensive training course on Communication and Team Building, on the statistical software SPFS and IELTS certifications.
A selection of training material is available for download HERE
Short term training abroad is provided by reputed international institutions that offer intensive courses on specialized topics related to food security. Officers assigned to the Food Planning and Monitoring Unit and Thematic Teams from partner ministries are eligible for this type of training and are selected on a merit basis. In addition, the Programme promotes postgraduate training, such as PhD and Masters programmes at selected universities abroad, including the United Kingdom and Malaysia.