Núcleo de Capacitación en Políticas Públicas

Boosting engagement with the private sector in Latin America and the Caribbean

Modalidad: Self learning | Desde el 19-10-22 hasta el 31-12-24

The FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (FAORLC), through its Alliances Unit, is implementing a capacity-building process, which seeks to catalyze FAO's link with the private sector, in order to strengthen the role of this sector in achieving the SDGs.

In this course “Boosting engagement with the private sector in Latin America and the Caribbean”, contents and tools are provided to develop the capacities of both FAORLC personnel and individuals interested in increasing their capacities on the role of the private sector in food systems transformation.

In the context of the challenge of recovery with transformation, the role of the private sector is critical, especially in aspects such as innovation and investment in sustainable agriculture, strengthening local agro-business, improving the efficiency of production chains, creating decent rural employment, managing knowledge, scientific development and access to services.

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Course Sheet


Boosting engagement with the private sector in Latin America and the Caribbean

Type of course:


Total duration:

12 chronological hours

Course modality and methodology:

This course is a self-learning course, and it is the participant's responsibility to build their own knowledge. It is structured in two themes for sequential exploration, that is, once a topic has been completely revised, it is possible to access the next one.

Through the course, the participant will have the opportunity to review concepts, learn and reinforce procedures and apply criteria. The topics are linked to exposing different principles and experiences or cases that show how the topic has implemented innovative solutions to transform food systems towards sustainability.

The review of the contents of this course requires an approximate dedication of 12 chronological hours, which may vary depending on the references you want to review, and it is advisable to hold sessions of one hour, three times a week.

Beginning and ending of the course:

From October 19, 2022


The course is aimed at Officials of the regional office, subregional and national representations of FAORLC, public officials of FAORLC member countries, professionals interested in improving their capacities in promoting public-private partnerships and positioning the private sector in the transformation of food systems.

General outcomes:

Develop capacities that aim to catalyze the engagement between FAO and the governments of member countries with the private sector, strengthening their role in achieving the SDGs.

Specific outcomes:
  • Understand the strategic guidelines and concepts that guide FAO's work with the private sector.
  • Learn about the strategic guidelines of FAO's work in the region, especially the 4 betters.
  • Discover FAO's empirical work with the private sector in the region.
  • Learn about tools to visualize engagement opportunities with private sector entities in the region.
Unit 1:

FAO Strategy for Private Sector Engagement (2021-25)

  • The private sector has a strategic role in the transformation of food systems and the fulfilment of the SDGs, offering innovative instruments, resources, knowledge and technologies. This unit presents a conceptual overview of FAO's Strategy for Private Sector Engagement, its main elements and approaches.
Unit 2:

FAO Strategic Framework, the Role of the Private Sector in the 4 Betters and Identification of Actors

  • FAO has developed its new Strategic Framework 2022-2031, in the context of major global and regional challenges in the areas covered by FAO's mandate. The module seeks to visualize the potential forms of collaboration of the private sector, demonstrating through practical cases, the role of the sector in FAO’s priorities. In addition, tools will be provided to visualize engagement opportunities.
Evaluation and Approval Requirements:

To pass the course, evaluations are carried out at the end of each unit and a final evaluation at the end of the entire learning process. All evaluations require 70% achievement.

The evaluation shall be measured according to the following percentage scale:

  • Approved: 70 to 100 points
  • Failed: 0 to 70 points
Hardware Requirements:

The equipment on which the participant takes the course must have the following minimum technical specifications for its correct completion:

  • Computer or electronic device with internet connection (the quality and speed of browsing and downloading documents depends exclusively on the connection bandwidth)
  • Minimum RAM memory greater than 1GB both on computer and mobile devices
  • Free memory space greater than 500 MB
  • 600 MHz processor or higher
Software Requirements:
  • Latest version of web browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari u Opera), with JavaScript enabled.
  • Screen resolution of at least 1024x768 pixels (width by height).
  • PDF document reader
  • For mobile phone browsing: Android 7.0 onwards or IOS 11 onwards
Additional Requirements:
  • Knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, e-mail and internet browsing.
  • Availability of at least 8 to 10 hours per week for reading and doing activities.
  • The course schedule is at the participant's choice. You can enter the classroom at any time you want. You should only consider logging in at least three times a week to do the readings and activities.

The course is taught entirely in English.

Course code:



Once the course has been approved, participants will be able to automatically download the certificate granted by FAO-RLC from the course platform.

Please: remember to keep your certificate safe, since it cannot be downloaded again when the course has finished.

Better to which it belongs:

All Betters

FAO Regional Initiative with which the course is articulated:
  • Regional Initiative 1: Support for the Hunger-Free Latin America and Caribbean Initiative.
  • Regional Initiative 2: Family farming and inclusive food systems for sustainable rural development.
  • Regional Initiative 3: Sustainable use of natural resources, adaptation to climate change and disaster risk management.
FAO cluster to which the course is integrated:

All Clusters

Responsible Officer:

Dulclair Sternadt


For additional inquiries, please contact [email protected]