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Yemeni Delegates Welcome

FAFS Dean, Dr. Rabi Mohtar, welcomed 9 officials affiliated with the Yemeni Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MoPIC) to a targeted training workshop in food security and nutrition on the morning of March 6. The training, held March 5-9 at the AUB campus, was delivered by a joint team from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and AUB.​

In his discussion with the Yemeni officials, Dr. Mohtar reinforced the commitment of FAFS to building capacity of regional governments around topics including food and nutrition security. He heard from the officials a clear desire for further training opportunities over a range of topics. 

The training was divided into two parts, the first covering concepts, theories, and tools; and the second offering hands-on training to build and upload data to the MAP Yemen online monitoring tool. Module topics included food and nutrition security indicators and monitoring systems; field survey methodologies for food security; methodologies to predict and model food security and poverty; food systems and value chain analysis; and damage and needs assessments. Concepts were applied through selection of indicators to include within the MAP Yemen tool. MAP Yemen is one of a suite of online, open-access data atlas tools developed by IFPRI to expand access to information and da​ta on development and food security across the Arab world. 

The FAFS Food Security Program hosted the training, with the financial support of IFPRI.

To check the FSP blog article, click here.

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