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Number of Books: 38
ASSESSING IMPACT OF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES ON FOOD SECURITY        
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening              
levels and types of education: E-learning              
FAO _
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
RESEARCH CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT INNOVATION
FAO, 2011
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English
French
Spanish
The course provides a comprehensive yet readily accessible source of guidance for assessing impact of food security programmes. It brings together the latest information on impact assessment from numerous guidelines and presents it within the context of large scale food security programmes. The focus is on large scale programmes but the methods and approaches described in the course are equally applicable to smaller food security projects. The course has three Units: Assessing Programme Impact on Food Security, Methods and Approaches for Assessing Impact, Interpreting and Communicating Impact Assessment Results. This course is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners.
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Contact: Supporting Programmes for Food Security
SPFS Management and Coordination Service (TCOS)
Technical Cooperation Department FAO
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
spfs@fao.org
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AVAILABILITY ASSESSMENT AND ANALYSIS         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      E-learning         
_ _
FAO, ROME, 2009
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English
This training package targets policy makers, planners and trainers working on rural development. This course introduces the most commonly used methods to assess food availability at regional, national and local levels. It also provides examples and criteria for selecting the appropriate availability indicators in a country.
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Related links
Food Security Information for Action
http://www.foodsec.org/



Contact: _
Food Security Information for Action Programme
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
information-for-action@fao.org

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BASELINE FOOD SECURITY ASSESSMENTS         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      E-learning         
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FAO, ROME, 2009
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English
This training package targets agricultural extension agents and trainers in rural areas. This course describes the purpose and features of baseline assessments and how they differ from action-oriented assessments. The course also provides guidance on selecting a baseline assessment method depending on the context, and on how to incorporate historical trends when conducting food security assessments.
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Related links
Food Security Information for Action
http://www.foodsec.org/



Contact: _
Food Security Information for Action Programme
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
information-for-action@fao.org

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BUILDING ELECTRONIC COMMUNITIES AND NETWORKS        
subjects:  Communication              
levels and types of education: E-learning              
THE IMARK STEERING GROUP _
FAO,
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English
This module targets responsible for information management in agricultural agencies, institutions and networks, as well as groups of individuals with shared interests in agricultural and rural development. This module is a computer-based distance learning resource accessible on CD and via the Internet. The module covers the approaches, methods, and tools used to build electronic communities, as well as the procedures for developing and facilitating electronic communities.
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Related links
The Information Management Resource Kit (IMARK)
http://www.imarkgroup.org/index_en.asp



Contact: IMARK initiative
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
Charlotte.Masiello@fao.org

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COLLABORATION AND ADVOCACY TECHNIQUES         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      E-learning         
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FAO, ROME, 2009
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English
This training package targets agricultural extension agents and trainers in rural areas. This course illustrates a wide range of tools and techniques that can be used to improve collaboration and knowledge sharing, and provides guidance on conducting collaborative food security assessments. The course also introduces the concept of advocacy and the various advocacy techniques required to influence different audiences.
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Related links
Food Security Information for Action
http://www.foodsec.org/



Contact: _
Food Security Information for Action Programme
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
information-for-action@fao.org

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DISTANCE EDUCATION AND DISTANCE LEARNING: A FRAMEWORK FOR THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     E-learning    
MCLEAN SCOTT
FAO, ROME, 2001, pages 29
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English
This book addresses teachers and education planners. It introduces the concepts of distance education and distance learning, and reviews the general parameters of past distance education experiences in developing countries. The paper proposes a set of distance education principles, and concludes with suggestions regarding the integration of distance education and distance learning strategies into the FAO programme of work.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education Group
Research and Extension Division
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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DISTANCE EDUCATION AND DISTANCE LEARNING: A FRAMEWORK FOR THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: E-learning     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education         
WAICENT OUTREACH PROGRAMME _
MCLEAN SCOTT
FAO, ROME, 2001
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English
This paper is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and s how distance education and distance learning strategies could be usefully applied to the challenges of food security and rural development. Over the past decade, there has been a resurgence of international interest in distance education and distance learning as potentially useful strategies for addressing human development issues. This resurgence has been rooted in part in the evolution of new information and communications technologies, and in part in the improvement of pedagogical and administrative models for facilitating learning at a distance. FAO is deeply involved with processes of education and learning connected to its mandate.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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DISTANCE LEARNING FOR FOOD SECURITY AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT: A PERSPECTIVE FROM THE UNITED NATIONS FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: E-learning     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education         
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THE INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF RESEARCH IN OPEN AND DISTANCE LEARNING (IRRODLT) , ROME, 2002
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English
This article is a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. This article introduces the FAO's work, and describes its interest in the application of distance learning strategies pertinent to the challenges of food security and rural development around the world. The article briey reviews pertinent examples of distance learning, both from the experience of FAO and elsewhere, and summarises a complex debate about the potential of distance learning in developing countries. The paper elaborates practical suggestions for applying distance learning strategies to the challenges of food security and rural development.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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E-LEARNING METHODOLOGIES A GUIDE FOR DESIGNING AND DEVELOPING E-LEARNING COURSES        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: E-learning              
FAO _
2011
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English
The purpose of this guide is to provide detailed guidance on designing and developing an e-learning course for trainers and instructional designers who are new to e-learning design. It also provides basic concepts and information on the processes and resources involved in e-learning development, which might be of interest to capacity-development managers.
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Contact: Andrew Nadeau
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
andrew.nadeau@fao.org
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EASYPOL         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: E-learning              
FAO _
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English
French
Spanish
EASYPol targets trainers in policy matters, policy makers, policy advisors. It is an interactive multilingual repository of downloadable resource materials for capacity development in agriculture. EASYPol is an FAO online, interactive multilingual repository of downloadable resource materials for capacity development in policy making for food, agriculture and rural development. The training programmes aim at strengthening the capacity of senior officials in member countries by providing cutting-edge knowledge and facilitating knowledge exchange, and by reviewing practical mechanisms to implement policy changes.
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Related links
EASYPol On-line materials for policy making




Contact: EASYPol
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
easypol@fao.org

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EDUCATION FOR AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES: IMPLICATIONS OF THE DIGITAL DIVIDE         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: E-learning     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education         
GASPERINI LAVINIA
MCLEAN SCOTT
FAO, ROME, 2001
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English
This paper is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. This paper presented at the Global Junior Challenge (GJC) on December 2000 in Rome outlines the parameters of the digital divide, addresses the relation among education and such divide, as well as the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in education in "developing countries", and describes some FAO activities aiming at bridging this divide and making education for agriculture and rural development available on a more equitable basis. The "digital divide" refers to inequitable access to ICTs both between wealthy and poor countries, and, within all countries, between relatively privileged and underprivileged social groups. The digital divide threatens to further marginalise vulnerable and underprivileged groups, including the rural poor, a specific target of FAO mandate.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES IN ELECTRONIC BASED LEARNING        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: E-learning     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education         
PAISLEY COURTNEY
RAO SHEILA
(ICRAF) WORLD AGROFORESTRY CENTRE , 2005
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English
This book is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at educators on rural development, and planners. It is also a useful tool for university professors, students and researchers of the agriculture rural development and education sectors. This book is a summary of the one-day workshop on educational technologies in electronic based learning. The workshop was organized by the Commonwealth of Learning in collaboration with the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in 2005. The topics discussed during the workshop were: Learning Objects, The Creation of organization specific Learning Object Repositories, Technical Aspects of Learning Object Repositories.
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Related links
www.worldagroforestrycentre.org




Contact: WORLD AGROFORESTRY CENTRE (ICRAF)
Nairobi,Kenya
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri, PO Box 30677-00100 GPO
ICRAF@cgiar.org

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EGFAR COLLABORATIVE WEBSITE         
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening              
levels and types of education: E-learning          Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education    
FAO _
FAO,
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English
GFAR (Global Forum on Agricultural Research) is a Web site that serves as a neutral forum for the discussion of strategic issues in agricultural research for development (ARD). It facilitates strategic alliances among ARD stakeholders in their efforts to alleviate poverty, increase food security and promote the sustainable use of natural resources. The EGFAR Collaborative Website is a virtual space open to contributions from all our stakeholders. It is written and mantained by the users.
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Contact: GFAR Secretariat
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
gfar-secretariat@fao.org,
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FOOD SECURITY COMMUNICATIONS TOOLKIT        
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education     Teachers' training      E-learning    
FAO _
FAO, ROME, 2011
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English
Food security professionals increasingly realize that they must use communications strategically for their work to have a maximum impact. While most organizations have invested heavily in food security analysis and research, many still need to enhance their communications to ensure that their findings reach their intended users and action is taken. This toolkit is geared towards helping food security professionals develop a communication strategy and communicate more effectively with their target audiences. Specific sections of the toolkit focus on policy makers and the media, because of the important role they play in implementing and influencing food security policies. The toolkit also looks at specific information products such as policy briefs, reports and early warning bulletins, and suggests ways to structure and improve them. A section on writing effectively, which focuses on grammar and style, makes sure that written documents are easy to read. Finally, the toolkit gives tips for using the internet, social media and Web 2.0 tools as these technologies offer unprecedented opportunities for engaging in two-way dialogues with global audiences. The toolkit also includes readymade templates and dozens of tips and tricks distilled from many years of experience. While aiming at professionals working in food security related fields, the lessons in this toolkit can easily be applied to many other fields.
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Contact: Denise Melvin
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
denise.melvin@fao.org
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FOOD SECURITY CONCEPTS AND FRAMEWORKS        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      E-learning     Non-formal education    
ANYAEGBUNAM CHIKE
MEFALOPULOS PAOLO
MOETSABI TITUS
FAO, ROME, 2004
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English
This training package targets agricultural extension agents and trainers in rural areas. It introduces the concepts and tools used in food security analysis. As a starting point, it defines the concept of food security and its relationship to the concepts of vulnerability, hunger, malnutrition and poverty. The course also provides guidelines on how to interpret and use conceptual frameworks for analysing food security. The course is divided into 3 lessons, that describe in depth the meaning of Food Security, the concepts related to it and the analysis relating to the importance of it.
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Related links
Food Security Information for Action
http://www.foodsec.org/



Contact: _
Food Security Information for Action Programme
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
information-for-action@fao.org

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FOOD SECURITY INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND NETWORKS        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: E-learning     Teachers' training      Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education    
EC-FAO FOOD SECURITY INFORMATION FOR ACTION PROGRAMME _
FAO,
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English
This module was developed for mid-level managers, technical staff, field personnel who are involved in the collection, management, analysis, and reporting of food security information. The duration is approximately 2 hours. It is a computer-based distance learning resource accessible on CD and Internet The Duration is approximately 2 hours. This module is a computer-based distance learning resource accessible on CD and via the Internet.
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Related links
Food Security Information for Action Programme
http://www.foodsecinfoaction.org/News/index.htm
More Distance Learning Courses from FAO
http://www.imarkgroup.org



Contact: Information for action programme
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
information-for-action@fao.org

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FOOD SECURITY POLICIES - FORMULATION AND IMPLEMENTATION         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      E-learning         
_ _
FAO, ROME, 2009
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English
This training package is a useful tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at policy makers and planners. It aims at supporting countries in the reform of their education, training and rural development policies. This course provides a definition of vulnerability and illustrates the critical dimensions used to define it. It also presents the most commonly used methods to assess vulnerability, and provides examples and criteria for selecting the appropriate vulnerability indicators in specific contexts and situations.
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Related links
Food Security Information for Action
http://www.foodsec.org/



Contact: _
Food Security Information for Action Programme
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
information-for-action@fao.org

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GLOBAL FORUM OF FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION        
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening              
levels and types of education: E-learning              
_ FAO
FAO , ROME,
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English
This forum, aimed at academics, researchers, development practitioners and policy-makers, address the need for increased knowledge exchange in the food security and nutrition area. It offers a neutral and facilitated online platform for interaction among the different communities involved in Food Security and Nutrition.
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Contact: Katia Covarrubias
Agricultural Development Economics Division (ESA)
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
Katia.Covarrubias@fao.org
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ICT IN AGRICULTURE SOURCEBOOK        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: E-learning              
FAO _
WORLD BANK _
FAO AND WORLD BANK, 2011
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English
The e-Sourcebook provides practitioners within and outside of the World Bank Group with lessons learned, guiding principles, and hundreds of examples and case studies on applying information and communication technologies in poor agriculture. The e-Sourcebook is provided fully and freely on this website. Fifteen modules touch on a wide spectrum of sub-fields in agriculture, including risk management, gender, forest governance, and farmers organizations. The Introduction (Module 1) introduces users to the ‘ICT in agriculture’ topic, offering key themes throughout the sourcebook as well as more details on how to use it. Each module is stand-alone in format, providing users with the advantage of selecting the module or modules closest to their interest or work. The modules are delivered both in html and pdf format. The pdf format can be downloaded and printed. The full book can also be downloaded. In this version, hyperlinks between modules are included to promote cross-referencing throughout the Sourcebook. This course is a training tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at extensionists, planners and policy-makers.
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Related links
ICT in Agriculture
http://www.ictinagriculture.org/ictinag/


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INTERACTIVE TRAINING ON THE OPERATION OF THE ROTTERDAM CONVENTION (ITORC)        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: E-learning     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education         
_ FAO
FAO , ROME,
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English
This interactive training was developed by the Secretariat of the Rotterdam Convention with the goal of providing technical training to interested stakeholders for the implementation of the Convention. For each of the four key operational elements of the Rotterdam Convention a training course has been developed including an overview of the obligations and operational procedure of the Convention, an introduction to the standard forms to be completed and submitted by the DNA, and in-depth discussions on specific issues. Each course contains a case study that aims at providing practical hands on experience in the implementation of the individual operational procedures.
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Contact: Rosana Frattini
EC-FAO Food Security Information for Action programme
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
rosana.frattini@fao.org
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INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL SAFETY NETS        
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening              
levels and types of education: E-learning              
FAO _
ROME, 2012
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English
FAO, in partnership with the World Bank's Safety Nets team, have produced an e-learning course on Social Safety Nets. The course provides an overview of Social Safety Net programmes and systems and how they are used and customized according to different contexts. The course also contains resources for trainers which can be customised to local needs. This course has been designed to be used by extension officers and policy-makers.
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Contact: Denise Melvin
FAO
Rome,Italy
denise.melvin@fao.org
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INTRODUCTION TO THE RIGHT TO ADEQUATE FOOD        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools     Food and Nutrition and School Gardening         
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      E-learning     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education    
_ FAO
FAO, ROME, 2007
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English
French
Spanish
Arabic
Chinese
The course provides an introduction to the human right to adequate food. The principles and concept of right to adequate food are presented using concrete examples and scenarios. The course also provides an overview of the historical development of this human right and describes the rights, obligations and responsibilities of right-holders and duty-bearers of the right to food. This course provides an interactive self-paced learning environment
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Related links
Right to Food Portal
http://www.fao.org/righttofood/index_en.htm



Contact: Rosales Mauricio
Right to Food Unit
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
mauricio.rosales@fao.org

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INVESTING IN INFORMATION FOR DEVELOPMENT        
subjects:  Communication              
levels and types of education: E-learning     Teachers' training          
THE IMARK STEERING GROUP _
FAO,
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English
This module was developed for senior managers, information managers, trainers and policy makers. This module provides the knowledge and awareness required to support individuals responsible for formulating improved information management strategies within their organizations and through partnerships. This module is a computer-based distance learning resource accessible on CD and via the Internet.
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Related links
The Information Management Resource Kit (IMARK)
http://www.imarkgroup.org/index_en.asp



Contact: IMARK initiative
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
IMARKenquiries@fao.org

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LIVELIHOODS ASSESSMENT AND ANALYSIS         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      E-learning         
_ _
FAO, ROME, 2009
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English
This training package targets agricultural extension agents and trainers in rural areas. This course introduces the concept of livelihoods and the components of the livelihoods framework. It also provides guidance on assessing livelihoods in different food security contexts and on selecting and interpreting livelihoods indicators.
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Related links
Food Security Information for Action
http://www.foodsec.org/



Contact: _
Food Security Information for Action Programme
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
information-for-action@fao.org

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MARKETS ASSESSMENT AND ANALYSIS         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      E-learning         
_ _
FAO, ROME, 2009
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English
This training package targets agricultural extension agents and trainers in rural areas. The course illustrates how markets operate and how they relate to, and affect, food security and vulnerable households. It describes market components and how they function, and introduces some of the methods and indicators used to assess markets for improving food security analysis.
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Related links
Food Security Information for Action
http://www.foodsec.org/



Contact: _
Food Security Information for Action Programme
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
information-for-action@fao.org

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NUTRITIONAL STATUS ASSESSMENT AND ANALYSIS        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: E-learning     Teachers' training      Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education    
EC-FAO FOOD SECURITY INFORMATION FOR ACTION PROGRAMME _
FAO,
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English
This module was developed for planners, policy formulators and programme managers who are involved in monitoring progress in poverty reduction, and meeting food security goals and targets. This course covers the basic concepts of malnutrition, describes how nutritional status is assessed, and identifies the most commonly used nutrition indicators. The duration is approximately 3,5 hours. This module is a computer-based distance learning resource accessible on CD and via the Internet and is mainly designed for self-paced learning, with no personal instruction. It uses the latest instructional methods in e-learning.
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Related links
Food Security Information for Action Programme
http://www.foodsecinfoaction.org/News/index.htm
More Distance Learning Courses from FAO
http://www.imarkgroup.org



Contact: Information for action programme
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
information-for-action@fao.org

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OPEN AND DISTANCE LEARNING SERIES         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: E-learning     Teachers' training          
WORLD AGROFORESTRY CENTRE (ICRAF), NAIROBI, 2004
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This series of handbooks targets practitioners in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) and it covers the key roles and functions of ODL systems from the practitioner's perspective. The purpose is to give teachers, instructional designers and writers advice and guidance about their tasks, functions and roles. It also presents suggestions for planning and writing learning materials.
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Planning and Implementing Open and Distance Learning Systems: A Handbook for Decision Makers
English
Creating Learning Materials for Open and Distance Learning (ODL): A Handbook for Authors and Instructional Designers
English

Related links
world agroforestry centre
http://www.worldagroforestrycentre.org



Contact: World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
WORLD AGROFORESTRY CENTRE (ICRAF)
Nairobi,Kenya
P.O.Box 30709
ILRI-Kenya@cgiar.org

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PARTICIPATORY PROJECT FORMULATION         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Non-formal education     E-learning         

FAO, ROME, 2006
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English
This participatory project formulation targets stakeholders interested in participatory approaches and methods in support of sustainable rural livelihoods and food security. The aim is to teach participants how to apply the different approaches and methods for the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects, in order to increase their level of knowledge, influence and control over their own livelihoods, including development initiatives affecting them.
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Related links





Contact: Bonnal Jean
SDAR
SDA
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
jean.bonnal@fao.org

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PROJECT FODEPAL        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools     Food and Nutrition and School Gardening         
levels and types of education: E-learning              
FAO _
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Spanish
FODEPAL is an e-learning international cooperation project for managers, formulators and policy-makers. It aims at promoting food security, sustainable rural development, management of natural resources and international agriculture trade. The project has been developed by the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Related links
EASYPol On-line materials for policy making
http://www.fao.org/easypol/output/



Contact: Proyecto FODEPAL - Oficina Regional de la FAO para América Latina y el Caribe
FAO REGIONAL OFFICE FOR LATIN AMERICA
Santiago,Chile
Avenida Dag Hammarskjold, 3241, Vitacura
rlc-fodepal@fao.org

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REPORTING FOOD SECURITY INFORMATION        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      E-learning         
FAO _
FAO, ROME, 2006
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English
The target audience of this useful tool are planners, policy formulators and programme managers. This course provides guidance in designing, writing and increasing the impact of food security reports in different contexts. It helps to determine the most appropriate ways to organize the information and the most suitable language for presenting it. It also explains how to review the work to make sure it is effective and error-free.
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Contact: Food Security Information for Action Programme
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
information-for-action@fao.org
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RURAL FINANCE COURSE        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping              
levels and types of education: E-learning              
FAO - IDEAS - GIORDANO DELL _
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French
Spanish
This guide has been designed for use in introductory rural and microfinance training courses. The material is organized into ten teaching modules each of which should take approximately one-half day to deliver. Each module contains facilitator's notes, a PowerPoint presentation, background reading and a case study for use in a class. The material presented here has been developed in collaboration with the University of Bergamo in Italy
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Related links
Rural Finance Learning Centre
http://www.ruralfinance.org/



Contact: RFCL Editor
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
RFLC@fao.org

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RURAL FINANCE ON LINE LESSONS        
subjects:  Rural finance and Book-keeping              
levels and types of education: E-learning     Teachers' training      Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education    
FAO _
FAO, ROME ,
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English
French
Spanish
These lessons were developed for trainers and they are intended to provide distance learning in rural and micro finance. The lesson themes are often structured around a story and include a variety of quizzes, reflective questions and calculations to encourage the user to think about the issues as he or she goes along.
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Related links
Rural Finance Learning Centre
http://www.ruralfinance.org/
A selection of internet portals relevant to rural finance, micro finance and rural development.
http://www.ruralfinance.org/servlet/CDSServlet?status=ND0xMTQ0NiY2PWVuJjMzPSomMzc9a29z
Training opportunities
http://www.ruralfinance.org/servlet/CDSServlet?status=ND01NTcyJjY9ZW4mMzM9KiYzNz1rb3M~

Contact: RFLC Editor
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
RFLC@fao.org

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TARGETING        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      E-learning         
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FAO, ROME, 2009
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English
This training package is a useful tool for capacity development initiatives aimed at policy makers and planners. The course illustrates the basic principles related to the design, evaluation and monitoring of targeting systems. It also provides examples of how targeting principles can be applied both in emergency and longer-term food security contexts.
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Related links
Food Security Information for Action
http://www.foodsec.org/



Contact: _
Food Security Information for Action Programme
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
information-for-action@fao.org

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THE KNOWLEDGE SHARING TOOLKIT        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools     Communication         
levels and types of education: E-learning     Teachers' training          
_ CGIAR
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This toolkit is a living knowledge repository about knowledge sharing. It is a collection of resources online of knowledge sharing tools and methods. These tools are applicable in the context of international development with a focus on agriculture, fisheries, food and nutrition, forestry and sustainable development. The toolkit is of special interest to rural planners and development specialists.
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Related links
ictkm.cgiar.org
http://ictkm.cgiar.org



Contact: ICT-KM Program
CONSULTATIVE GROUP ON INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH (CGIAR)
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
ictkm@cgiar.org

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THE RIGHT TO FOOD VIRTUAL LIBRARY         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools     Food and Nutrition and School Gardening         
levels and types of education: Teachers' training      E-learning     Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education    
_ FAO
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English
French
Spanish
The Right to Food Virtual Library is a unique repository of information on the Human Right to Adequate Food and Freedom from Hunger. It provides catalogued documentation to assist the implementation of the Right to Food at national level and proposes a course, entitled "Introduction to the Right to Adequate Food", it is part of the e-learning curriculum "Right to Food in Practice".
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Related links
Right to Food Portal
http://www.fao.org/righttofood/index_en.htm



Contact: Rosales Mauricio
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
mauricio.rosales@fao.org

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THE RIGHT TO FOOD: OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES        
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening              
levels and types of education: E-learning     Teachers' training      Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education    
FAO _
FAO, ROME , 2007
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English
These digitized materials are offered freely to educators, students and self-learners for learning and research. Learning about the right to adequate food causes a change of behavior that is persistent, measurable, and specified or allows an individual to formulate new mental constructions.
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Related links
Right to Food Portal
http://www.fao.org/righttofood/index_en.htm



Contact: Rosales Mauricio
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153
mauricio.rosales@fao.org

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WHAT IS FOOD SECURIY        
subjects:  Food and Nutrition and School Gardening              
levels and types of education: E-learning              
_ FAO
FAO , ROME,
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English
The distance learning component of this website, which especially aim at trainers and professionals, offers self-paced e-learning, developed by international experts with the aim to support capacity building and Training and Workshops for national and local food security information systems and networks.
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Contact: Rosana Frattini
EC-FAO Food Security Information for Action programme
FAO
Rome ,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
rosana.frattini@fao.org
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