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FAO has developed e- learning courses for professionals working in food and nutrition security, social and economic development and sustainable management of natural resources.

FAO has developed e- learning courses for professionals working in food and nutrition security, social and economic development and sustainable management of natural resources.

"We provide our learners with free access to content that can interest them and support them in their job. The courses cover a wealth of topics of global interest. They offer content for self-pace learning as well as materials for trainers and references to existing bibliography and online resources.

All our courses are designed for self-paced learning, and offered free of charge.

A mixture of rich content, targeted learning strategies, dynamic screens, interactive tests, exercises with reinforcement feedback and illustrative case studies make often complex topics accessible to novice learners while meeting the needs of experienced professionals wishing to update their skills. All our courses are modular and suited to "just in time" learning. You can take a specific lesson whenever you need or access comprehensive courses, at your own pace and according to your schedule.

In addition to the e-learning materials, you will find links to online resources, recommended reading, self-study tutorials, checklists and wide-range of job aids to get you started in applying what you have learned."

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FAO methodology

We work with a range of partners to ensure high-quality to our learning materials.

  • A wide range of Subject Matter Experts from around the world are involved in the development, peer review and translation of content.
  • Our Instructional Designers take care of the design of the courses, from the definition of learning objectives to the use of appropriate instructional strategies to make the content easy to understand and engaging for learners.
  • The Courseware Developers develop and publish the courses by paying attention to the diverse needs of users. CD-Rom, online and downloadable versions of our courses are made available to match different technical settings.

We apply the ECBCheck quality criteria scheme for the design, development, delivery and evaluation of our e-learning courses. We have been awarded three international quality certificates in recognition of the quality of our e-learning courses by the OpenECBCheck professional community.

Among the list of the latest courses : SDG Indicator 5.a.2 - Ensuring women’s legal rights to land ownership and/or control. This course focuses on SDG Indicator 5.a.2 which assesses women’s equal rights to land ownership and/or control. The course describes the indicator, explains its rationale and provides countries with step-by-step guidance for conducting the assessment.

Check and apply for the courses here 

FAO capacity development portal,  Please visit the e-Agriculture platform a global initiative to enhance sustainable agricultural development and food security by the use of information, communication, and associated technologies( http://e-agriculture.org)