|Food Policy for Developing Countries|
Problems relate to increasing food availability, feeding the population improving their nutritional status and reducing poverty levels continue to confront decision makers in many developing and developed countries.
- Teacher: Cavin Mugarura
This course provides hands-on technical assistance to develop action research proposals that use feminist analyses and research methods to address women’s political participation and gender issues. Participants will be guided through problem formulation and conceptualization, the development of research questions, research methodologies, communication and dissemination and writing skills. This course seeks to provide the opportunity for researchers to use a real-life proposal in their course work and develop a high quality proposal that can be submitted for funding.
- Strong upward trends and increased variability in global food prices over the past two years have led to concern that hunger and poverty will increase across the world. At the same time, rising food prices provide an incentive and opportunity for many developing countries to strengthen the contribution their farmers make to national economic growth and poverty reduction. Policymakers and opinion leaders in developing countries, however, often lack sufficient information to gauge the likely effects of global food crises on their country and to identify, design, and implement policy actions that can best avoid risks and take advantage of opportunities.
- Food Systems are complex, and public sector action is critical to guide them toward the fulfillment of societal goals. Insufficient understanding of how food systems work together and failure to understand the effects of potential and actual government action are major reasons why food systems operate at suboptimal levels
This online course is designed to give you information and skills you will need to write a proposal to an international donor or funding partner.
In this course there are 14 sessions, and an introduction. Each consists of a series of texts, followed by exercises or questions, so that you can test your understanding as you go.
After you have completed all the sessions, we think you will be ready to write a convincing full proposal either in response to a competitive grants program, or in response to a specific request for a full proposal from a given investor/donor.
Research in agricultural development is only of value if the results are understood and applied. Although how this is done is a matter of great debate, clearly of major importance is the collation and transmission of the results of research in a manner that it can be accessed and used by others.
However, much research in agricultural development often remains in files, notebooks, document folders, on computers, or in little seen or distributed 'internal' reports and is never exposed to the judgement or scrutiny of the broader research community. One of the reasons for this is a lack of training, experience and confidence in the skills and processes of bringing results to other potential users in an acceptable form.
This course is intended to help provide researchers and research managers with both the skills and confidence to disseminate research findings to audiences, both of fellow researchers and other stakeholders, in both written and oral form. By developing these skills, and contributing to both the efficiency and effectiveness of the process of communicating research it is therefore intended to contribute to the increased effectiveness and efficiency of the research process overall.
This course is by invitation only for the RENEWAL network.