PGA Course: Food Security and Agriculture

Perk Group Africa climate change and environmental services

Target Audience

The course is suitable for individuals and business professionals who want to be more knowledgeable about the field of agriculture and climate change. Basic understanding of basic agricultural principles and climate change would be a bonus but not necessary. Delegates need access to a PC or portable device with internet access to participate in the training and have access the training materials. Delegates must be able to communicate in English.


The Global Food Security Strategy calls for expanding work in improving nutrition and resilience. This course underscores Perk Group’s focus on food security development and incorporates the participant’s vision for food security and agriculture development.  Through this training, participants will be able to address challenges through building a common understanding of their priorities, challenges and key issues in agriculture and food security.  Participants will explore current thinking that can be applied to new and existing strategies which will assist them in designing interventions that achieve greater and more targeted results.

The covers the nature of agriculture across regions in Africa and the current situation of food security. Poverty eradication through creating food security is a key sustainable development goal. The course tries to analyse food security in terms of availability, access and utilisation and also slightly look at how each of these aspects can be affected by climate change. The course covers aspects of adaptive strategies. Relevant case studies offer a rich variety of contextual examples from smart agriculture to changes being made by livestock farmers across Africa.

The course will examine adaptation in theory and in practice, through a focus on four sectors that are critically important for climate resilient development in Africa: Water Security, Agriculture and Food Security, Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training, participants will have acquired skills and practices:

  • Understand the Value Chain concept and the other concepts related to it;
  • Identify the Value Chain actors and their role in the chain;
  • Characterise production systems and post-harvest quality control systems;
  • Understand the marketing steps in the Value chain approach;
  • Understand the importance of Information agricultural and agri-food value chains approaches.