Topic outline

  • This course is part of a series which introduces the FAO damage and loss methodology, developed to support countries to generate precise and holistic data for the agricultural sector, in response to climate- and weather-related disasters. 

    This course introduces the formulas which are used to compute damage and loss in the agricultural sectors (crops, livestock, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries). It then considers the data requirements and possible sources, and how the data can be used both to report on Sendai and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets, and at national level.

      • System Requirements

        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.

        • Audience

          This e-learning course targets a wide range of stakeholders, specifically:

          • Policy-makers; 
          • Technical officers at Ministries of Agriculture; 
          • Statisticians; 
          • Analysts;
          • Researchers and academics.

          • You will learn about

            • The key concepts of the FAO Damage and Loss methodology – production damage, production loss and asset damage 
            • How these are calculated in five agricultural sectors – crops, livestock, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries 
            • Data requirements, sources and collection methods for calculation of damage and loss using the methodology 
            • The importance of institutional collaboration for data collection and analysis 
            • How the D&L data can be used at global level in the Sendai Framework Monitor, and to inform national level policy making and planning 

            • Course structure

              The course consists of 3 lessons, ranging from approximately 30 to 50 minutes duration each

              • Lesson 1 – Key features of the FAO Damage and Loss methodology 
              • Lesson 2 – Collecting the data 
              • Lesson 3 – Data analysis and reporting 

              • Partners

                • Digital Badge Certification

                  To be granted a digital certification from the FAO elearning Academy, 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.


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