FAO biodiversity course

Module 1: Biodiverse Agriculture in Landscapes

The Structure of the Blended Learning Programme on Mainstreaming Biodiversity across Agricultural Sectors


Who this course is for


This course targets a diverse group of participants, including environmentalists, agricultural professionals, students, and policymakers. Whether one is looking to deepen their understanding of sustainable practices, aiming to implement changes in their work, or simply passionate about biodiversity and agriculture, this course will offer valuable insights and practical skills.


Course content


  • Interplay Between Agriculture and Biodiversity: Learn how biodiversity and agriculture support each other and explore the systemic thinking and landscape approaches necessary for sustainable agricultural practices.
  • Challenges and Opportunities in Sustainable Agriculture: Dive into the drivers of biodiversity loss and discover sustainable pathways for food production that support biodiversity.
  • Global Policy and Biodiverse Agriculture: Examine the role of agriculture in global policy arenas, including international treaties and frameworks that support biodiversity-friendly agricultural practices.


Learning objectives


Upon completing, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of:

  • Adopt a systemic lens to understand the deeply interdependent role of biodiversity, agriculture and livelihoods in landscapes.
  • Holistically understand the challenges and opportunities of agriculture and biodiversity.
  • Evaluate the importance of the global policy arena and integrate the changing position of global priorities towards food production and biodiversity.


About Blended Learning for Biodiversity in Agriculture


The Global Landscapes Forum, in collaboration with Wageningen University and Research, addresses the critical need for informed policy decisions in the agriculture and environment sectors through a comprehensive six-module course. Specifically targeting government and technical experts capable of influencing policy, this initiative focuses on Mainstreaming Biodiversity across Agricultural Sectors, aligning with the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) goals for a sustainable and diverse environment.


DOI: https://doi.org/10.17528/GLF/TM.35699

Author: Anja Gassner, Philip Dobie, Orsolya Csiszar, Kimberly Merten, Sai Varun Tumuluru, and Marilyn Sanchez

Publisher: Global Landscapes Forum (GLF), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Language: English

Year: 2024

Ecosystem(s): Agricultural Land

Location(s): Global

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