Academia and Research Institutions

Sharing knowledge on SDGs

The United Nations member states adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015 as a new plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their 169 targets with indicators to monitor progress on these goals.

The Academia and research community constitute a very important group of stakeholders who can strongly support the achievement of the SDGs. Whether it is at the global, regional or local level, universities can contribute in multiple ways. This is through knowledge generation, innovations, data, technical analysis, and above all through training the next generation of students in building a sustainable future. 

FAO is the custodian of 21 indicators of SDGs 2, 5, 6, 12, 14, 15, dealing with zero hunger, gender equality, clean water, responsible consumption and production, life below water and life on land. It is partnering with many global, regional and national research institutions and universities in monitoring  the indicators. FAO's knowledge products include technical guidelines, e-learning courses, databases and other materials that can be a valuable reference source for the academic community in their research and training in the areas linked to SDGs. Learn more on FAO and 21 SDGs indicators.

Are you already using FAO material or planning to use them? Please contact Academia team 

Look for learning materials

 FAO E-learning Centre: To meet the needs of agriculture  and  food security professionals. FAO offers a range of online  courses designed for self-paced learning. In addition  to the e- learning materials, you will find links to online resources,         recommended reading, self-study tutorials. 

 David Lubin Memorial Library: The library maintains one of  the  world's finest collections of  resources on food, agriculture  and  international development. You can also visit the  library to research and browse content.


 FAO Document RepositoryBrowse and download learning tools, data, guidelines, manuals in Climate Change, Food Systems, Nutrition, Gender, Tenure and more.