E-learning course on Food Security and Climate Change

RELEASE DATE

05 June 2012

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has launched a free course that aims to build understanding on how climate change affects agriculture and food security and practical steps that can be taken to minimize negative impacts. Starting with an overview of the concept of climate change, the course then looks at its impact on food security. After examining strategies for mitigating or adapting to the effects of climate change, it suggests concrete ways to make sure agriculture is “climate smart”. The course is aimed at policy makers and people working in development agencies, who need to better understand how climate change affects agriculture and food systems, and what concrete actions can be taken