Regional training programme on food and nutrition planning
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
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
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
College, Laguna 3720 Philippines