AGRIMONITOR: Agricultural policy, food security and climate change

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AGRIMONITOR: Agricultural policy, food security and climate change

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As a consumer, you know the price of the food that you consume daily. However, do you know why your food costs this amount and why it is different from the price it’s sold for in other countries? Well, agricultural public policies determine, among other things, the price you have to pay for your food. In fact, did you know that these policies also impact food security and climate change?

Do not miss this chance to compare agricultural policies in Latin America and the Caribbean, and to describe their influence in food security, climate change and regional competitiveness. For you to achieve this, we will introduce you to ‘AGRIMONITOR’, a database created by IDB that contains information about 23 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. AGRIMONITOR will be your ‘right-hand tool’ in the analysis of all these relevant topics.

In addition to the use of AGRIMONITOR, in the course you will find content videos in which specialist...

As a consumer, you know the price of the food that you consume daily. However, do you know why your food costs this amount and why it is different from the price it’s sold for in other countries? Well, agricultural public policies determine, among other things, the price you have to pay for your food. In fact, did you know that these policies also impact food security and climate change?

Do not miss this chance to compare agricultural policies in Latin America and the Caribbean, and to describe their influence in food security, climate change and regional competitiveness. For you to achieve this, we will introduce you to ‘AGRIMONITOR’, a database created by IDB that contains information about 23 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. AGRIMONITOR will be your ‘right-hand tool’ in the analysis of all these relevant topics.

In addition to the use of AGRIMONITOR, in the course you will find content videos in which specialists from several organizations (IDB, FAO and OECD) will share their knowledge about the topics covered in the course, readings, IDB case studies in which we promote public policy analysis, suggested readings, practical activities that allow you to apply the content you have learnt, and discussion forums where you and your classmates will discuss several topics starting with guiding questions.

Furthermore, if you obtain 90 points out of 100 in the course, you will have the chance to participate in the “Researching with AGRIMONITOR” competition. The winner (or winners) will work on a research project for the IDB Environment, Rural Development and Disaster Risk Management Division, under the conditions stipulated by the Bank. US$10,000 will be available to finance research projects related to MOOC topics.

Join the course and examine which are the best agricultural public policies in your country.

AGRIMONITOR is waiting for you!

*The AGRIMONITOR course is also available in Spanish. To access the Spanish version, click here.

NOTE: We consider the English version and Spanish version of the course to be different courses. Subscription to the Spanish course does not mean that you will also have access to the English version. If you want access to both versions, you will have to subscribe to both versions. The same rule applies to obtain the course certificate. If you obtain the certificate in the Spanish version of the course, it does not mean that you will also obtain the certificate for the English version of the course.

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Leneve Julien

9/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 9 months ago
This course will open windows of opportunities to learn about important topics regarding agricultural policy, climate change and food security. And, regarding climate change dynamic, increase of natural disaster and impacts on food system and food security this course address relevant gaps that could encompass field's current efforts to build up more resilient system. I found instructors well suited to the goals and perspectives of the course. They have excellent and specific backgrounds to address the multiples aspects of the course and the cross-cultural aspect of participants. There is urge opportunities of cross-learning through this course.
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2 years, 2 months ago
I think the course is awesome and interesting. I don't have agricultural backroung but am doing it as course and here. I appreciate it. For one thing I will like is the certificate which in itself proves the the time spent in edx is worth. Thanks
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Ravindra Persaud

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2 years, 9 months ago
I think the timeliness of this is of vital importance to Agriculture. With climate change being a reality, the threat to food security is obvious. We need to practice what we learn from this course in order to mitigate the effects of climate change and ensure food security especially in the Caribbean
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Edoizin Linda

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2 years, 9 months ago
This course is powerful thank for Your help agrimonitor is real moment to know the effect of agricultural policies on food security .
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Henri Claude DESORMES

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2 years, 9 months ago
This course is very helpful. Instructors are good and skilled. I do think everyone's attending this course can learn a lot of things in regards to Food Policy, Agriculture Policy.
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