Addressing Household Food Security in the Context of Changing Climate and Environment

Monday, 10 September 2012 to Friday, 21 September 2012
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

This 12-day training course is designed to provide participants a general understanding of emerging issues, challenges and opportunities with regard to global and local food security issues and their impacts. It provides participants with food security paradigms, basic concepts/principles, tools and innovative approaches. Issues relating to the interconnection of poverty, hunger, climate change and natural disasters will provide an overall framework for the course. The role of community based natural resources management in various ecosystems to strengthen resilience to climate change and natural disasters will be discussed. Participants will explore opportunities related to community forestry, upland agriculture, mangrove rehabilitation, non timber forest products development, and the role of community-based approaches focusing on emerging issues surrounding food security and climate change. Towards the end of the course, participants will develop action plans featuring innovative, participatory, community based approaches to enhance food, nutrition and livelihood security.