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Food Security Analysis (FSA) activities are challenging and sophisticated exercises, which are often carried out in difficult conditions after political instability or natural disasters. They are one of WFP's fundamental tools to ensure the right food assistance response, effective targeting and the most efficient use of scarce humanitarian resources. To ensure quality FSAs, WFP requires skilled and experienced VAM staff.

WFP and partner staff members have diverse skills and training needs depending on their roles in a food security analysis or assessment mission. For this reason, WFP has developed different types and levels of classroom-based training workshops. Each course has a specific set of entry criteria, objectives, target audience and duration which are linked to potential trainees' technical skills, experience and current or expected future job profiles.

The file attached below provides an overview of the main training courses provided by WFP on Food Security Analysis, whether general or more specialized. Learners and their supervisors are encouraged to review this overview to get a grasp of each course's main objectives and related pre-requisites, prior to proposing participation in a specific course.

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Overview WFP Major FSA Courses