This interactive course is a self-training tool. It guides you through the simulation of a workshop process in the fictional country of Namambar. You will learn how to use a methodology based on malnutrition problem-and-solution trees to support joint planning for combating food insecurity and malnutrition. Through this course, you will also improve your understanding of the multisectoral causes of malnutrition, and gain new facilitation skills for successful participatory workshops.

The online version of this course is a pre-release version. Please be aware that course progress will be lost when changing computer or browser.


1.5 Hours

Publication Date:

June 2015


The module is designed to assist professionals from a variety of sectors (agriculture, livestock, fisheries, health, rural development, education, social protection...) that are involved in shaping and implementing development, emergency and resilience programmes, regardless of their institutional background. This course addresses professionals working for development partners (i.e. international organizations, donor agencies, NGOs), for national governments or as independent consultants.


This module follows the 4 phases of the workshop process:

  • The preparation of the workshop;
  • The introductory and problem tree sessions;
  • The solution tree session;
  • The action-plan session and the follow-up of the workshop.

Authors and Contributors:

Authors, expert reviewers, contributors and translators for this course include the following individuals:

Course Coordinator

  • Domitille Kauffmann, FAO-ESN


  • Domitille Kauffmann, FAO-ESN
  • Anne-Lyse Coutin, FAO-ESN external consultant
  • Hugo Marichales, external consultant


  • Charlotte Dufour, FAO-ESN
  • Beatrice Ghirardini, FAO-OPCC
  • Anna-Lisa Noack, FAO-TCI


  • Marie Streissel, FAO-ESN

Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection German Humanitarian Assistance

This course is provided by FAO and as trainee you will have to accept the user agreement contained in that course.