The Expert

Cristina Petracchi
Cristina Petracchi heads the FAO multilingual  eLearning Academy, that has reached over 800,000 learners worldwide and is the result of a collaborative effort involving more than 400 partners over the globeMs Petracchi manages and coordinates the design, development, delivery and language adaptations of an extensive portfolio e-learning courses and blended learning programmes, related to Nutrition and Sustainable Food Systems, food safety, Food Loss and Waste, Climate Smart Agriculture, sustainable management of natural resources. Ms Petracchi engages actively in consolidating partnerships across United Nations agencies, academic institutions and universities, regional organizations, CSOs and NGOs, for capacity development initiatives and has created a number of University Masters’ and Post Graduate Degree Programmes. In addition to a University Degree in Biological Sciences, Ms Petracchi holds a PhD in Nutrition and Food Science, and has several years of capacity development field experience in various countries worldwide.

The Class

FAO is promoting the Climate-smart agriculture approach to facilitate the transformation of agri-food systems towards green and climate resilient practices. CSA supports reaching internationally agreed goals, such as the SDGs and the Paris Agreement. CSA has three main objectives: sustainably increasing agricultural productivity and incomes; adapting and building resilience to climate change; and reducing and/or removing greenhouse gas emissions.

For these aims we need to capitalize and transfer the agricultural scientific and technological advancements and their associated multi-, inter- and transdisciplinary competencies, and that is exactly the purpose of the FAO elearning Academy.

The overall objective of the FAO elearning Academy is “universal education”, for free, offered as a global public good, to anyone, at anytime and anywhere in the world, democratizing education, offering free multilingual learning opportunities, inclusivity, scalability, transparency in certification, with no greenhouse gas emissions, no limitations of physical presence, and competitiveness for inclusion in the professional market.

We strive to fill the gap between formal and informal education, allowing professionals to easily and efficiently acquire the competencies they need to become more competent, competitive and relevant


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