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FAO and ILO offer free online course on decent employment in rural areas

People can apply as of today.

Rural employment in Latin America and the Caribbean is often precariou

March 28, 2018 - Starting today you can apply for a new distance course on employment and decent work, which is completely free and is dictated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The course takes only 10 hours, which can be completed at the pace that each student deems appropriate, being self-learning and distance learning.

Students will be able to learn the essential concepts and definitions related to decent employment, and the importance of this type of employment for agricultural development and the reduction of hunger and poverty.

According to the FAO, rural employment in Latin America and the Caribbean is often precarious, which explains why poverty still affects about half of rural inhabitants.

The course also discusses ways to improve youth employment, promote the empowerment of rural women and eradicate the dangerous forms of child labor in agriculture.

In addition, it offers guidelines for introducing the problem of employment and decent work into agricultural strategies and programs, with emphasis on specific groups such as women, young people and rural children in the agricultural sector.

How to participate?

To participate in the course, it is necessary to create an account in the Public Policy Training Nucleus of the FAO Regional Office. If you do not have an account yet, you can follow this registration tutorial.

The course has been developed by FAO and the International Labor Organization (ILO), and is funded by the Swedish Agency for International Development Cooperation.

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