Artículos de investigación

Área de Desarrollo Humano

2010 - Formación Profesional Basada en Competencias como Estrategia de Apoyo para la Reducción de la Inseguridad Alimentaria en Honduras

Autores: Carlos Roberto Ardón y Ana Afonso Gallegos
Título: Formación Profesional Basada en Competencias como Estrategia de Apoyo para la Reducción de la Inseguridad Alimentaria en Hondura
Revista: Ceiba: La revista científica y tecnológica de la Escuela Agrícola Panamericana (Zamorano), Honduras. ISSN 0008-8692
Volumen: Vol 51, No 1
Fecha: 2010
Lugar de Publicación: Zamorano (Honduras)
Enlace: CEIBA

 

ABSTRACT

Hunger is a problem that affects, in 2011, more than 923 million people worldwide, of which 52.5 million are in Latin America. In March 2011, 10.4% of the Honduras population was suffering food insecurity, a condition due mainly to poverty and rising food prices. Food insecurity is a complex problem and to reduce it, it’s necessary to have professionals with extensive knowledge and the ability to design and implement programs and projects that contribute to its solution. In order to propose a training program that responds adequately to the demand for professionals in Food Security and Nutrition, a consultation was held with key informants associated with the implementation of programs and projects and universities in Honduras. The results indicate that there is a limited approach to food security in higher education, a situation caused by various factors, such as the poor relationship between universities and organizations implementing programs and projects. We propose a Competency-based training in Food Security and Nutritional; this program should be the beginning of a process that progresses to the implementation of a certification system for food security professionals

Keywords: Competency-based training, food security