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International Training Course on ' Food Security, Climate Change and Environment' Held

International training course on 'Addressing Household Food Security in the Context of Changing Climate and Environment', jointly organised by Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN), International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) and Welthungerhilfe (WHH) has been successfully completed on 18th September 2013. The training was organised in Kathmandu and Chitwan districts of Nepal from 09 to 18 September 2013. The training was attended by twenty participants from Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines and USA representing government agencies, I/NGOs and CSOs.

The training was facilitated by instructors from IIRR, Philippines and resource persons from RRN, Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC), WHH and other experts.

The course introduced a holistic food security dimension using: availability, access, utilisation and stability as a guiding framework. The course provided a basic overview of climate change adaptation concepts along giving special attention to nutrition, gender and environmental components. Similarly, food security efforts in forest, upland and coastal communities were also discussed during the training course.

The training was highly participatory and interactive. 5 days field study was carried out in various rural communities of Chitwan district to assess the condition of food security, impacts of climate change in low-land and mid-land agro eco-systems.

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