AGRIMONITOR: Agricultural policy, food security and climate change
Inter-American Development Bank
  • Start Date: 25 May, 2017
  • Self-Paced
  • Study Content: Videos


Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: 25.00 USD


Introduction Video

Course Description

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As a consumer, for sure you know the price of the food that you consume daily. However, do you know why your food has this price and why it is different from the one that is has in other countries? Well, agricultural public policies are the ones that determine, among other factors, the price you have to pay for your food. In fact, did you know that these policies also impact in food security and climate change?

Do not miss the chance to learn how to analyze agricultural policies in Latin-America and the Caribbean, to learn their implications in food security and to understand their close connection with the environment and climate change. You will learn all this with ‘AGRIMONITOR’: a database created by IDB, that contains information about 18 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 cases studies in which we promote public policy’ analysis, suggested readings, practical activities in order to apply the content you have learnt, and discussion forums where you and your classmates will discuss several topics starting with guiding questions.

Furthermore, if you obtain 90 points over 100 in the course, you will have the chance to participate in a competition, which will have two winners. Each winner will work on a research for the IDB Environment, Rural Development and Disaster Risk Management Division, under the conditions stipulated by the Bank!

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

AGRIMONITOR is waiting for you!

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Inter-American Development Bank

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is the leading source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean. It supports efforts to reduce poverty and inequality, and is strongly committed to achieving measurable results, increased integrity, transparency and accountability. Founded in 1959, the IDB provides loans, grants, technical assistance and does research and training. Its shareholders are 48 member countries, including 26 borrowing member countries. The Bank is headquartered in Washington, DC.


The IDB is committed to sharing knowledge on economic and social development topics by offering highly rated online and face-to-face courses as well as open educational resources. It has also developed a series of Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs), available here at IDBx. The list of available courses, some of which are being developed in partnership with leading universities, will continue to grow over time.


El Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) es la mayor fuente de financiamiento para el desarrollo de América Latina y el Caribe. Apoya esfuerzos para reducir la pobreza y la desigualdad, con un compromiso sólido para lograr resultados medibles, con mayor integridad, transparencia y rendición de cuentas. El BID ofrece préstamos, donaciones, asistencia técnica y realiza investigación y capacitación. Sus accionistas son 48 países miembros, incluidos 26 países miembros prestatarios. El Banco fue fundado en 1959 y tiene su sede principal en Washington, DC.


El BID tiene el compromiso de compartir conocimiento sobre temas de desarrollo económico y social, y para ello ofrece cursos en línea y presenciales de alta reputación, además de recursos educativos abiertos. También ha desarrollado una serie de Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs), disponibles aquí en IDBx. La lista de cursos disponibles, algunos de los cuales están siendo desarrollados en cooperación con importantes universidades, seguirá creciendo.

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