Agriculture, Rural Development & Fisheries

Covers a wide range of issues relevant to agriculture and rural development, extending to climate change, water, land, territorial development, innovation, risk management, commodities, livestock, access to markets, farmers' organisations, etc. and cross-cutting issues.


This course looks at the relationship between crop production and climate change. It explores the principles and practices for sustainable and profitable production of annual and perennial crops to meet food, feed, energy, fibre needs and foster economic growth in a variety of contexts and crop systems.


Duration: 2.5 hours

This course analyses the role of livestock production in climate-smart agriculture. It describes the importance of livestock production to food security and identifies adaptation and mitigation strategies and practices along the entire livestock supply chain. It also illustrates how livestock keeping is itself an adaptation strategy and how the sector can contribute to the global mitigation effort.


Duration: 3 hours

This course focuses on sustainable soil and land management for climate-smart agriculture. It provides technical knowledge and examines how wide-scale implementation of climate-smart soil and land management practices can enhance mitigation of climate change and adaptation to its impacts.


Duration: 2 hours

Illegal fishing was a threat to Africa's coastal communities even 25 years.The damage caused by illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) is undisputed. In the Gulf of Guinea – the region in the world most affected by this – IUU fishing accounts for more than a third of catches, to a value of up to € 1.5 billion. In order to find out more watch the video. 


Duration: 30mn

This course analyses climate change impacts on agriculture, food security and food systems and provides an overview of the main climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies in agriculture. It also introduces the Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) approach and describes the 5-step process to implement it.


Duration: 1.5 hours

This short course introduces the process of monitoring progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). It highlights the role of UN agencies in supporting data collection and analysis, and it presents the SDG indicators under FAO custodianship.

Duration:  20 minutes

This course has been designed to support countries in their data collection, analysis and reporting of SDG Indicator 14.b.1 - Securing sustainable small-scale fisheries: "Progress by countries in the degree of application of a legal/regulatory/policy/institutional framework which recognizes and protects access rights for small-scale fisheries".

Duration: 3 hours

Also available in: Français  Español

This sector note provides specific guidance for actions in agriculture, food security and rural development in EU international cooperation and development.


Also available in French Spanish

This series of technical webinars, organized by Agreenium (l'Institut agronomique, vétérinaire et forestier de France), UN-ESCAP (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific), and FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), is an opportunity for all of us to share experiences and lessons learnt, discuss challenges, and propose innovative solutions and models.


Duration: 90 m

This course focuses on water management and its critical role in climate-smart agriculture. It analyses the impacts of climate change on the availability of freshwater resources for agriculture and considers possible water management options for adaptation to climate change and for climate change mitigation.

Duration: 1.5 hours