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AGRIMONITOR: Agricultural Policy in Latin America and the Caribbean

IDB ( Inter-American Development Bank ) via edX

Overview

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.

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Taught by

Pedro Martel, Carmine Paolo De Salvo, Rachel Boyce, Timothy E. Josling, César Falconi, Namho Kim and Amal-Lee Amin

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