The incidence of food insecurity in some African countries remains high. This anomaly of widespread food insecurity amid national food surpluses stimulated the analysis of the nature and causes of food insecurity. Some countries are experiencing production shortfalls due to a series of drought and/or policy failures. Subsequently, national, regional and international organisations have engaged themselves in assessing the impact of such failure so as to better understand the context and take appropriate actions to build the capacity of vulnerable households and communities to respond to any changes in their environment.
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has recognised this challenge and identified the African Centre for Food Security (ACFS) and the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) as Centres of Excellence (CoE) in Vulnerability Assessment and Analysis (VAA). The overall objective of Food Security Analysis is to provide the necessary skills to practitioners who carry out vulnerability assessment activities and build much needed analytical capacity.
Bachelor’s Degree in relevant or related discipline and work experience (in case the candidate does not have a Bachelor’s degree they will have to present a portfolio that will be used to assess capabilities)
|7th October 2019||R32 800|