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AGRIMONITOR: Agricultural Policy in Latin America and the Caribbean

Learn the effects of agricultural policy in the Caribbean and Latin America, and analyze them using the AGRIMONITOR platform, developed by the IDB.

AGRIMONITOR: Agricultural Policy in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Started Sep 10
Ends Dec 4
Estimated 5 weeks
6–8 hours per week
Instructor-paced
Instructor-led on a course schedule
Free
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About this course

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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 the Caribbean and Latin America , and to describe their influence on food security , climate change and regional competitiveness. For you to achieve this, we will introduce you to ‘ AGRIMONITOR ’, an up-to-date database created by the 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 learned.

In addition, you will get a chance to participate in the ''Research with AGRIMONITOR'' contest!.

If you get 90 out of 100 points in this course... you will gain access to an additional evaluation test. The students that pass this test will have a chance to win funding provided by the Inter-American Development Bank for a research project (through a consultancy contract of up to 10 thousand USD!) on one of the topics of the course (the topic will be announced to the students that pass the additional evaluation test).

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

AGRIMONITOR is waiting for you!

*The AGRIMONITOR course is also available in Spanish. Click on the 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.

This course is "self-paced" so you can enroll at any time, even if the course has been open for a while. You can take it at the time that is most suitable for you inside the enrolment period of the course.

If you opt for the Audit track, you could complete the course free and have 10 weeks to take the course from the day you subscribed.

If you opt for the Verified track , you can access the course in an unlimited way and complete the qualified evaluations until the closing date, (Dec 04th, 2021), after making a payment of $25 . If you pass, in addition to the verified certificate, you will obtain a digital badge *that allows you to change the way you share your academic and professional achievements, as for example, on social media.

*Did you know there is a financial aid to opt for the verified certificate?

1. Do you know that 77% of our certificate students affirm that our MOOCs helped them when they were looking for a job? Participate in the course and find out if you are eligible for an IDBx scholarship to obtain your verified certificate and digital badge for free!

2. edX financial help: edX offers financial assistance for learners who want to earn Verified Certificates but who may not be able to pay the Verified Certificate fee. Subscribe to the course and apply for financial assistance.

See more information in the Frequently Asked Questions section below.

At a glance

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English

What you'll learn

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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.
  • Identifythe relationships among agricultural policies and climate change.

Learner testimonials

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"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."

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What does “AUDIT TRACK” mean?

The audit track access to the course is free and you have 10 weeks to take the course from the day you subscribed.

What does “VERIFIED TRACK” mean?

If you want to obtain the verified certificate of the course, you should opt for the verified mode, which costs 25 USD, perform the edX identity verification process and complete the necessary activities.

This way, in addition to the approval certificate, verified with your personal information, you will have access to all the course’s evaluations, and you will be able to consult the learning resources indefinitely. If you pass this course after completing the necessary activities, you will also receive a digital badge that allows you to change the way you share your academic and professional achievements, as for example, on social media.

SeeGeneral FAQ and Technical FAQ for more information.

How can I apply for the IDBx scholarship to obtain the verified certificate and digital badge?

Participate in the course, and if you meet specific demographic or needs-based requirements, you will obtain your IDBx scholarship, granting you access to the course graded content free of charge, and giving you a chance to earn your verified certificate and a digital badge that have a value of 25 USD, free of charge.

To receive your scholarship you must follow these steps:

1. Participate in the course and meet specific demographic or needs-based requirements you will receive an email to redeem your coupon on the platform and change your course mode to the certified. Keep an eye on your inbox!

2. The coupon expires 15 days after receiving the email with your coupon to redeem.

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