• Length:
    5 Weeks
  • Effort:
    6–8 hours per week
  • Price:

    FREE
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  • Level:
    Introductory
  • Language:
    English
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    English

About this course

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 the Caribbean and Latin America, 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 24 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, and practical activities that allow you to apply the content you have learnt.

In addition, if you get 90 out of 100 points in this course... you will have the chance to participate in the "Write an essay with AGRIMONITOR" contest! The winner will have the possibility of signing a work contract for 3 months for the Environment, Rural Development and Disaster Risk Management Division of the Inter-American Development Bank.

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. Click Spanish edition to access the course in that language.

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.

What you'll learn

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the importance of agricultural policies and their influence on the economy.
  • Use the Producer Support Estimate (PSE) methodology and the AGRIMONITOR platform.
  • Compare trade policies and competitiveness strategies using AGRIMONITOR.
  • Identify the relationships among agricultural policies and food security.
  • Identify the relationships among agricultural policies and climate change.

Meet your instructors

Pedro Martel
Chief for the Environment, Rural Development and Disaster Risk Management Division
Inter-American Development Bank
Carmine Paolo De Salvo
Rural Development Specialist
Inter-American Development Bank
Rachel Boyce
Consultant
Inter-American Development Bank
Timothy E. Josling
Professor, Emeritus, at the (former) Food Research Institute
Stanford University
César Falconi
IDB Representative in Suriname
Inter-American Development Bank
Amal-Lee Amin
Chief of the Climate Change and Sustainability Division
Inter-American Development Bank
Juan José Egas
Consultant
Inter-American Development Bank

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Learner testimonials

"The course has made a huge change in my life. I feel armed to confront my fields of activity."

"The course was really interesting and very didactic. Tangible examples are very good. With this knowledge I intend to serve for the benefit of the agricultural sector of my country."

"The methodology of PSE, CSE and GSSE explains well the differences of price and production among the countries. AGRIMONITOR allows the comparison of agricultural politics for the main commodities market in the world."