Resilience in Agriculture
This course provides professionals from across the globe with cutting-edge insights into one of the most critical interdisciplinary topics in crop improvement.
The Resilience in Agriculture course from the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement (ILCI) opens opportunities for scientists and agricultural development professionals to blend technical skills with the most advanced findings in social sciences. It is one of four trainings that will provide in-depth lessons on core cross-cutting themes, including gender equality, youth engagement and nutrition security.
The trainings are geared toward scientists in National Agricultural Research Institutes (NARIs) and ILCI’s Centers of Innovations in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Housed in ILCI’s newly launched multidisciplinary learning hub, the series – as well additional courses in technical crop improvement skills, such as genomics – is open to the public at no cost.
The online trainings allow learners to delve into the topics at their own pace. The resilience training module is divided into four hourlong sessions, each aligned to four course learning objectives. Featuring interactive learning exercises, videos and in-depth tutorials, the online course enables the learner to understand basic concepts, definitions, application and measurement of resilience in agriculture for crop improvement, while also providing an opportunity for reflection on their own work.