Knowledge for Development

E-version of the Auditing Instrument for Food Security in Higher Education (AIFSHE) tool


Date: 08/03/2015


The CTA/WUR/ACP Universities Auditing Instrument for Food Security in Higher Education (AIFSHE) is an open source tool that is now available online. In 2013, CTA embarked on a collaboration with the Education and Competence Studies Group and the Centre for Sustainable Development & Food Security of Wageningen University and Research Centre, ten universities in Africa, Caribbean and the Pacific, the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and African regional university networks (ANAFE, RUFORUM, TEAM Africa) to develop the AIFSHE open source tool. In 2014, the draft version of the AIFSHE tool was used by the ACP universities to audit their food security programmes and determine their vision for the future. Since then the tool has been updated, endorsed by several vice-chancellors, principals and deans in regional fora in Africa and the Caribbean, and has been translated into French. The tool is an adaptation of the Auditing Instrument for Sustainability in Higher Education (AISHE), which enables universities to undertake their own self-assessments and to monitor changes over time based on 20 criteria used in the AIFSHE assessment protocol. If you would like to have access to the online tool please send an email to reference AIFHSE tool, attention Judith Francis.