The Center for Development Innovation (CDI) at Wageningen University in the Netherlands helps build the capacities of individuals and organizations that are addressing the global challenges of sustainability and food security. Services at CDI include professional short courses in subject areas related to agriculture, genetic resources, pest management, water management, climate change, natural disasters, rural entrepreneurship, and others. Funding for most courses can be applied for through the Netherlands Fellowship Program (NFP) and/or the MENA Scholarship Program (MSP)
Right to food
A different approach in addressing the problem of food and nutrition insecurity is the human rights-based framework. The right to food is included in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights: When every man, woman and child, alone or in community with others, has physical access and economic access at all times to adequate food or means for its procurement.
This course aims at exploring the different concepts on rights-based approaches to food and nutrition security such as Right to Food and the Zero Hunger Challenge. It provide participants with knowledge and skills to strengthen the design and implementation of food and nutrition security programmes using a rights-based approach.