Topic outline

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.


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.

  • 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.

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

The online version of this course runs on the latest versions of the major browsers, such as Chrome, Safari, Edge and Firefox.

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

Digital certification

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