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The FAO elearning Academy provides learning opportunities and multilingual e-learning courses for professionals working in 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 FAO elearning Academy offers free access to content on a variety of topics of global interest, which is available in a range of formats, including e-learning courses for self-paced learning, blended learning programmes, massive open online courses (MOOCs), technical webinars, online tutored courses, mobile learning, face to face training workshops, as well as University Master’s Degree programmes and post graduate degrees.

Our courses are closely aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals and FAO strategic programmes, 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 in particular SDG 4: “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”.



  1. 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...
  2. This course is part of a series of e-learning modules on Nutrition and Food Systems which aims to develop capacities for designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating nutrition-sensitive food and agriculture policies, strategies, plans and programmes. It will guide you through the steps of a...
  3. This course examines the challenges facing agriculture and food production systems and presents a common vision and coordinated approach towards sustainable food and agriculture developed through intensive consultations and discussions among agriculture specialists. It illustrates in detail the...
  4. Using two realistic scenarios, this course illustrates the linkages betweenagriculture, food systems and nutrition, and describes existing opportunities forintegrating nutrition into food system policies, investments and programmes. Thecourse offers a series of examples of nutrition-sensitive...
  5. Food loss is a complex issue, often with multiple and interrelated causes operating at different levels. This e-learning course introduces the FAO Case study methodology for the analysis of critical food loss points. This method focuses on revealing and analyzing the multidimensional causes of...
  6. This course covers the basic concepts of malnutrition, describes how nutritionalstatus is assessed, and identifies the most commonly used nutrition indicators. Italso explains what the criteria to consider when selecting the indicators in specificcontexts and situations. Duration: 2 hours...
  7. This course explains the concepts of food and nutrition, malnutrition, food securityand livelihoods. Understanding these concepts is indeed very important in orderto assess the nutrition situation, design and implement programmes, investmentsand policies that address nutrition problems (also...
  8. This course explains the importance of food composition tables and databases,food description (selection and nomenclature), food components (analysis,calculation, conversion and units), covers the aspects of quality and foodbiodiversity, as well as compilation principles. Duration: 10 hours...
  9. This course guides you through the simulation of a workshop process using amethodology based on malnutrition problem-and-solution trees, to supportjoint planning for combating food insecurity and malnutrition. It allows you tounderstand the multisectoral causes of malnutrition, and gain new...
  10. Food composition data are essential to food-based nutrition work. It is therefore important that professionals involved in nutrition are able to understand and use food composition data. This short video presents testimonials from professional working in very different areas related to food-based...
  11. Agriculture is a risky sector. Extreme weather conditions, pests and diseases and market uncertainties are just few examples of events that can negatively affect farming activities, posing a major threat to households livelihood and food security. This course will present an overview of concepts...