Topic outline

  • SDG Indicators 2.3.1 and 2.3.2 - Labour productivity and income of small-scale food producers

    This course has been developed to support countries in computing and monitoring Indicators 2.3.1 and 2.3.2 of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (Labour productivity and income of small-scale food producers), and to facilitate the understanding of the main concepts underpinning the methodology.

    Duration:  2 hours Publication Date:  September 2019

    • System Requirements

      The online version of this course runs on the latest versions of Chrome and Safari. In order to access this course on Internet Explorer or Firefox, you must install and enable Adobe Flash player.

      The downloadable version only runs on Windows PC’s and no additional software is needed.

      • Audience

        This course is primarily intended for professionals who play a role in the data collection, analysis and reporting on SDG Indicators 2.3.1 and 2.3.2. This includes:

        • Policy-makers or advisors
        • Statisticians
        • Representatives of NGOs, regional organizations, academia/researchers and the donor community.

        • You will learn about

          • Nature and importance of the role of small-scale food producers;
          • Rationale of Indicators 2.3.1 and 2.3.2 within the 2030 Agenda;
          • Main tools to measure the Indicators 2.3.1 and 2.3.2;
          • Methodology to perform data collection, identification of the national target population and computation of the indicators;
          • The types of data required for the computation of Indicators 2.3.1 and 2.3.2 and critical data gaps to be addressed.

          • Course structure

            The course consists of 5 lessons, ranging from approximately 15 to 30 minutes duration each:

            • Lesson 1 - Introduction to the SDG Indicators 2.3.1 and 2.3.2
            • Lesson 2 - Identifying small-scale food producers
            • Lesson 3 - Computing Indicators 2.3.1 and 2.3.2
            • Lesson 4 - Collecting data
            • Lesson 5 - Applying all content

            • Digital Badge Certification

              To be granted a digital certification from the FAO e-learning Centre, you will have to take the final evaluation exam after you’ve finished a course.

              Our digital badge certifications verify that you have achieved the learning outcomes and competencies outlined in FAO e-learning courses.

              What is a digital badge?
              Digital badges are online visual representations of learned skills and achievements earned in learning environments. They have already been adopted widely across a range of sectors and are being used to recognize both accredited and non-accredited learning in formal, informal and non-formal settings.
              Badges can be displayed wherever earners want them on the web, and share them for employment, education or lifelong learning.




              The questions of this test refer to the methodology for monitoring SDG Indicators 2.3.1 and 2.3.2 proposed by FAO and endorsed by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on SDGs (IAEG-SDGs). Therefore, the questions include terms that are not meant to be referred to small-scale producers or smallholders in general, as these terms may be defined in a wide variety of ways for purposes that do not necessarily relate to the monitoring of SDG Target 2.3.


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