Resilient Livelihoods Course

Course date: 18/11/2019 to 22/11/2019 Duration: 5 Days Course fee: USD 800, KES 65,000


The world is changing and is becoming more unpredictable and uncontrollable. This holds for both social and natural conditions, with climate change and globalisation being major drivers of change in the world. People around the world are increasingly exposed to extreme weather events, economic crises, food crises, disease epidemics, social instability and political conflicts. The resulting insecurity not only affects the global social and economic systems, but also (local) food systems and their farmers who stand at the basis of food production. This course aims to offer a systems thinking and systems dynamics approach on agriculture as well as skills and tools to design innovative, resilient and sustainable food systems. It looks at how to balance between producing food, managing natural resources, dealing with uncertainty and providing livelihood base for the rural population. It will move beyond the technical realm looking also at the role and involvement of public, private and civil stakeholders for inclusion of social, environmental, economic, and political aspects.



5 Days



By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

·         Understand various terms in food security and risk reduction

·         Gain better understanding of sanitation as well as knowledge and practices of health and hygiene

·         Understand how to improve household food production and consumption (dietary diversity) even at the middle of disaster.

·         Plan how to put up agricultural infrastructure and adopt to agricultural practices that contributes to resilience.

·         Improve home-based livelihood opportunities for the rural poor. Develop and strengthen community-based livelihoods management and disaster preparedness and response mechanisms



Module 1

Threats to food and nutrition security

·         Natural hazards (drought, floods, tsunamis, hurricanes/typhoons, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides)

·         Socio-economic crises (e.g. volatility in agricultural commodity markets and soaring food prices)

·         Environmental conditions such as land degradation, desertification and water scarcity

·         Climate change(increase in the frequency and intensity of weather-related hazards)

·         Food chain emergencies of trans boundary threats


Module 2

Effects of climate change and disaster risks on:

·         Agricultural productivity

·         Production stability

·         Farmers’ incomes


Disaster Risk Reduction for food and nutrition security

·         Critical roles of early warning systems

·         Risk detection, mitigation and prevention measures

·         Importance of mitigation and risk prevention measures

·         Importance of risk preparedness improved monitoring of emerging threats and communication to food nutrition security


Module 3

Approaches and practices for building resilient livelihoods

·         Postharvest Management

·         Livelihoods diversification

·         Crop diversification

·         Integrated pest management

·         Natural resource management


Module 4

Field trip


Module 5

Enabling environment for resilient livelihoods

·         Legal policy framework

·         Institutional structures and coordination

·         Capacity development and local support






This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can also have it delivered your preferred location.

For further inquiries, please contact us through Mobile: +254 732 776 700 or Email:  



Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.  During the trainings, participants should come with their own laptops.



The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.



Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact us through Mobile: +254732776700

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Payment should be transferred to FineResults Research Limited bank before commencement of training. Send proof of payment through the email:  



  • All requests for cancellations must be received in writing.
  • Changes will become effective on the date of written confirmation being received.




Course Date: 18/11/2019 to 22/11/2019 Duration: 5 Days Course fee: USD 800 , KES 65,000
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