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Explore FAO’s free, self-paced e-Learning courses, tailored for professionals working to implement the SDGs on the ground and enhance their ability to champion the 2030 Agenda in their locality.

01/12/2021

This course is intended to complement the series of three courses “Creating an enabling environment for responsible investment in agriculture and food systems - Fundamentals - Analysis – Reform”. It aims to provide guidance on youth-specific issues that should be taken into consideration when creating an enabling environment for responsible investment in agriculture and food systems.

01/12/2021

This series on rinderpest aims to improve knowledge and capacities to suspect and rapidly identify and control an outbreak if re-emergence occurs. The course provides an overview of the Global Rinderpest Action Plan (GRAP) and the five stages of rinderpest emergency management – prepare, prevent, detect, respond, and recover.

01/12/2021

This course is the first of a series that aims to provide guidance on the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAF) and its application to fisheries management. It provides a comprehensive overview of the world fisheries and goes on explaining fisheries management, its objectives, mechanisms and challenges. Subsequently EAF is introduced, explaining its underlying principles and key elements.

01/12/2021

Farmer Field School (FFS) is a participatory education approach that brings together a group of small-scale food producers to solve production problems through sustainable agriculture. The FFS approach offers space for hands-on group learning, enhancing skills for observation and critical analysis and improved decision making by local communities.

01/12/2021

This course aims to present the general aspects of operation and maintenance of the agricultural equipment used within a hire service business. It introduces the concepts of proper operation, maintenance and repair service provision of machineries, equipment and tools. It explains the main principles of use and maintenance/care of agricultural power sources...

01/11/2021

This is a series of courses designed to assist field technicians in working with communities, groups or individuals wishing to prepare effective investment proposals.

01/11/2021

Knowing how policies influence prices at different stages of the value chain, such as at producer, wholesale and retail level, is fundamental to determine if changes in policy are needed to encourage production or ensure food security. This course explains how to produce price indicators, what data you need and how to calculate and analyse them in order to shape and optimise public policy.

01/11/2021

Monitoring public spending devoted to food and agriculture is a critical policy analysis tool to better understand agricultural public expenditure and how it affects agricultural development, food security and economic growth.This course will equip you with the skills to carry out your public expenditure analysis, looking at total amounts and breakdown of spending.

01/10/2021

This course aims to support the implementation of an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAF) through policy and legal frameworks. It offers guidance in all the steps of implementing an EAF through policy and legal frameworks, also supporting the development of an EAF Implementation Roadmap that aims to foster national...

01/09/2021

The course series highlights how systems thinking, and taking a sustainable food systems approach, can help to significantly improve our work in project and policy design for sustainable food systems development and transformation.

01/08/2021

This course is intended to provide on overview of forest and water relationships, and an understanding of the impacts of changing landscapes on water resources. It can be used as an introduction for those who will engage in workshops using the FAO capacity development facilitation guide on Advancing the Forest and Water Nexus.

01/07/2021

This is the first of a series of two e-learning courses on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and nutrition. In this course, you will discover the business case for leveraging SMEs - and particularly those engaged in the post-production stages of the value chain - to make food systems more nutrition-sensitive.

01/07/2021

Farmer Field School (FFS) is a participatory education approach that brings together a group of small-scale food producers to solve production problems through sustainable agriculture. The FFS approach offers space for hands-on group learning, enhancing skills for observation and critical analysis and improved decision making by local communities.

01/06/2021

This course introduces you to the maritime traffic rules that small-scale fishers in coastal and inland waters should know about. This “Rules of the road at sea” course provides guidance on actions to take in day-to-day traffic situations at sea, during daylight and at night.

01/06/2021

This course aims to present the provision of farm mechanization services as a viable business opportunity, in an environmentally sensitive and responsible way. It introduces the benefits of mechanization for smallholder farmers, the role of hire services in farm mechanization and the characteristics of a hire service business, in the context of sustainable crop production...

01/06/2021

Managing or starting a hire service business requires a deep understanding of the local context in which owners/managers work or intend to work. This course defines practical steps for conducting a local area, support services, and financial assessment, providing examples of findings.

01/06/2021

As households that own equipment and draught animals are monetizing agricultural support services, a hire service business is increasingly being viewed as a viable career option for small-scale farmers and aspiring entrepreneurs. This course provides guidance on the technical aspects as well as the business acumen required to set up and run a successful hire service business.

01/06/2021

Mechanization hire service managers and machinery service providers need to know well the running of a hire service as a business, considering the essential concepts of organizational management. This course analyses the areas of diagnosis, planning, organization, leadership and control needed to manage a mechanization hire service business in an environmentally friendly way.

01/05/2021

Degradation of forests and landscapes impacts the global climate, and also the food security and livelihoods of communities. Forest and landscape restoration (FLR) is a process which brings stakeholders together to create healthy, resilient and productive landscapes and meet national, regional and global commitments.​

01/04/2021

As countries work to meet their national commitments to restoring degraded landscapes, it is important that all FLR interventions have manageable monitoring systems in place, to assess progress towards specific goals, support adaptive management and ensure transparency. This course has been developed to equip practitioners with the capacity to design, plan and implement monitoring systems...