|Food and Nutrition Bulletin Volume 01, Number 1, 1978 (UNU, 1978, 53 pages)|
|News and notes|
Throughout Asia and the Pacific, as in many other regions of the world, there is a lack of trained Personnel to undertake nutrition work in the agricultural and economic sectors, particularly for the vital task of formulating and integrating national food and nutrition policies in national and sectoral development plans.
To implement these requirements a training course in Food and Nutrition Planning will be held annually, commencing June 1978, at the University of the Philippines, Los Baños, for candidates from the Asian and Pacific region.
The course is jointly organized by the Graduate School of the University of the Philippines at Los Baños, (UPLB) and the Netherlands Universities Foundation of International Cooperation/International Course in Food Science and Nutrition (NUFFIC-ICFSN), in co-operation with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
The course leads to a degree in Master of Professional Studies (Food and Nutrition Planning), and the curriculum covers Human Nutrition and Foods, Practice of Nutrition, Food Habits Studies, Sociology, Compilation of Socioeconomic Data, Development Economics and Politics, Project Feasibility Studies, Programme Budgeting, Management and Administration as well as Planning.
The course lasts 12 months and is given in the English language. The teaching staff will consist of the academic professional staff of UPLB, guest lecturers from the region, staff of international organizations such as FAO, and staff from NUFFIC-ICFSN in the Netherlands.
Applicants must have a bachelor's degree or its equivalent in a related field, and some years of practical experience. Preference will be given to country teams, who will be employed by their governments in the field of training upon completion of the course.
Each year 20 fellowships, covering all costs related to the course, will be made available by the Dutch government.
Information on the course can be obtained from:
The Dean of the Graduate School
University of Philippines at Los Baños,
College, Laguna 3720 Philippines