The FAO elearning Academy provides learning opportunities and multilingual elearning courses for professionals working in the fields of food and nutrition security, social and economic development and sustainable management of natural resources, with the overall goal of strengthening capacity of member countries to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The academy offers free access to content on a variety of topics of global interest, which is available in a range of formats, including elearning courses for self-paced learning, blended learning programs, massive open online courses (MOOCs), technical webinars, online tutored courses, mobile learning, face-to-face training workshops, as well as university master’s degree programs and post-graduate degrees.
The courses are closely aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals and FAO strategic programs and are peer-reviewed by a wide range of experts to ensure content accuracy, quality, and coherence.
All the learning resources are offered free of charge as a global public good, directly supporting all the SDGs, and specifically SDG 4: “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”.
ICBA is a partner of the academy and shares its online courses on the academy’s platform.
Currently over 350 multilingual elearning courses are offered free of charge as a global public good. The courses cover such topics as water management, soil restoration, climate-smart agriculture, gender empowerment, sustainable food systems, nutrition, food waste and food loss management, responsible management of natural resources, among others.