Training and Education Resources and Tools
7 free FAO e-learning courses
FAO’s e-learning centre offers free interactive courses on food and nutrition security, climate change, and other topics. Here are a list of 7 to spur your interest:
1. The basics of nutrition, food security and livelihoods
2. Climate change and food security
3. Pre-breeding for effective use of plant genetic resources
4. The Responsible Governance of Tenure
5. RuralInvest – preparing effective Investment Project Proposals
6. An introduction to social safety nets
7. Enhancing participation in CODEX activities
Decent Work in Small-scale Fisheries
Below are Capacity Development Modules on Decent Work in Small-scale Fisheries. They consist of five information modules in Spanish in which the issue of work and decent work in fisheries were developed, targeting the people of the artisanal fisheries sector. Module 5 is on the participation of women in artisanal fisheries.
The following five modules can be found at http://www.fao.org/3/a-i5951s.pdf:
Módulo 1: La pesca artesanal: El caso de Costa Rica
Módulo 2: Trabajo y empleo decente
Módulo 3: Trabajo y empleo decente en la pesca artesanal
Módulo 4: La niñez y la juventud en la pesca artesanal
Módulo 5: La participación de las mujeres en la pesca artesanal
The modules are aimed at providing practical and accessible information to artisanal fishers on the issue of rural employment and decent work that allows them to reflect on the subject for the improvement of their quality of life.
Supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the process of developing the modules allowed CoopeSoliDar R.L. in conjunction with the various governmental and non-governmental bodies concerned, to initiate a process of research, dissemination and awareness concerning unfavorable employment conditions existing in the artisanal fisheries sector, including the shellfish harvesting sector in Costa Rica and the Spanish-speaking countries of Central America.
Gender in Fisheries and Aquaculture
The web link below leads to a module “Gender in Fisheries and Aquaculture” taken from Gender in Ag. Genderinag.org is an online forum which is designed to provide access to resources, tools and information which can help practitioners and other stakeholders mainstream gender into agricultural development.
Site selection and pond preparation
This instructional video provides industry advice on selecting the best site for an aquaculture pond and introduces how to prepare the pond for fish. Pond preparation is essential for ensuring natural food grows in the water and that the fish have a healthy living environment.
Fish harvest and post harvest treatment
Module 1 – Introduction to good hygiene and good fish handling practices
Module 2 – Good practice for fishermen
This instructional video introduces the aquaculture industry’s best practices for harvesting farmed fish and handling the fish post-harvest.