Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture for food and nutrition security

Course date:
20/11/2023 to 24/11/2023
5 Days
Course fee:
USD 1,000, KES 90,000


One of the major causes of malnutrition in Africa is the lack of basic knowledge on nutrition and lack of food security to provide the nutrients. Nutrition sensitive agriculture (NSA) is the integration of nutrition and agriculture to achieve food and nutrition security. These knowledge impacted on households and communities through training on nutrition sensitive agriculture will assist to reduce and prevent the effects of poverty which lead to hunger, disease and death. It has become clear that there is no nutrition-education without agriculture and no agricultural-education without nutrition as they both complement each other in addressing food and nutrition insecurity. Training communities on NSA will impact knowledge and skills on the rural communities to strengthen their livelihoods through adoption of sustainable agricultural practices that maximize on resources.

In order to improve the nutritional statures in the community there is need for sustainable food production at the household level with the optimal use of resources such as space, water and other inputs while considering the environment in the areas of waste management. These therefore calls for trainings in the areas of food production, food storage, nutritional requirements, food preparation, food preservation, and food safety.  These will ensure food diversity, food availability and food accessibility in order to achieve food and nutrition security.


5 Days

Training objectives

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

·        Strengthen their nutrition knowledge and skills and introducing key concepts in nutrition-sensitive agriculture

·        Understand the concept of nutrition-sensitive agriculture

·        Outline specific ways that agriculture can support improved nutrition

·        Articulate key information on the social and economic impact of malnutrition

·        Explain why a multi-sectoral approach to address malnutrition is needed

·        Integrate nutrition into agriculture and food security programming.

Who should attend?

·        Development program managers

·        Ministry and lower level government officials engaged in agriculture, nutrition, or multi-sectoral work in their countries

·        Agriculture workers,

·        Health workers

·        Community leaders,

·        Anyone interested in cross-sectoral collaboration and/or cross-training in agriculture and nutrition. 


Course outline

Module 1: Importance of Nutrition to the Communities

·        Overview of the relationship between agriculture and nutrition

·        key concepts of nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions

·        Benefits of healthy eating

·        Principles of nutrition (Micro and Macro nutrients)

·        Guide to healthy eating

·        Nutrients

·        Nutrition and health (Nutritional Disorders)

·        Nutrition-Sensitive Interventions


Module 2: Food production

·        How does agriculture affect nutrition

·        Ways to improve nutrition through Agriculture

·        Land preparation

·        Planting methods

·        Management practice

·        Crop protection practices

·         Fertilizer Management

·         Irrigation water management

·        Harvesting

·        Basic Nutrition Diets

·        Basic of food safety (handling, storage.)


Module 3: Food safety Meal planning and Management

·        Food preparation

·        Energy saving technologies

Module 4: Nutrition in the life cycle

·        Diet and nutrition changes during Childhood

·        Diet and nutrition changes during Puberty

·        Diet and nutrition changes in Late Adolescence

·        Diet and nutrition changes in Young Adulthood

·        Diet and nutrition changes in Middle Age

·        Diet and nutrition changes in the Older Adult Years


Module 5: Value addition

·        Understanding Nutritive- Sensitive Value Chain approaches (e.g  biofortification, nutrient-preserving storage and transport, and nutrition signalling and labelling).

·        Case study on a real-life example of a nutrition-sensitive agriculture program



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/+254759285295 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 / +254759285295

or Email: 

Course Date:
20/11/2023 to 24/11/2023
5 Days
Course fee:
USD 1,000 , KES 90,000
Call us on +254 732 776 700/ +254 759 285 295
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