The course is available for free online or on CD-Rom by registering at:
The course thus begins by helping readers:
• identify their target audiences; and
• prepare a communication strategy for reaching them in a way that will lead to action.
Furthermore, because sound food security policies play such a crucial role in eliminating hunger, an entire unit of the course focuses on communicating with policy makers. It provides concrete guidance on how to inform and influence policy makers’ decisions. The course also gives guidelines for dealing with the media which plays a crucial role in influencing policy makers.
Resources for trainers such as trainers’ notes, slide presentations, and exercises are included with the courses. These can be easily adapted to suit your organization’
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EC-FAO Programme: Linking Information and Decision Making to Improve Food Security
The "EC/FAO Programme on Linking Information and Decision Making to Improve Food Security, ” is based at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)and funded by the European Union’s “Food Security Thematic Programme (FSTP)”. Its overall aim is to improve the quantity and quality of food security information and analysis ,and promote its use in decision making.