ISDJ in association with IDP launch ‘Better Reporting on Food and Agriculture’ course
IndiaSpend School of Data Journalism (ISDJ), a development and solutions journalism learning and upskilling platform, launched its second course, ‘Better Reporting on Food and Agriculture’.
ISDJ offers open credit-based courses popularly known as MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses, wherein participants can log in to study offline and upon completion, secure an online certification.The food and agriculture course is free for all participants.
Participants can use the coupon code ‘ISDJF&AIDP’ at the time of registration to avail of a 100 percent discount.
With agriculture being one of the strongest pillars of the Indian economy, the sector contributes to 17 percent of the total GDP and provides employment to over 60 percent of the country’s population. However, for journalists, researchers, and public policy experts, finding updated data, facts, and figures on food, agriculture and financial inclusion can be an uphill task.
ISDJ’s Better Reporting on Food and Agriculture launched in collaboration with India Data Portal (IDP) is aimed at improving discourse on food and agriculture and also helping experts navigate through the India Data Portal which is a one-stop destination for open-access data on agriculture, rural development, and financial inclusion in India.
This course is relevant to newsrooms, journalism, and public policy students; development sector professionals, members of the food and agriculture associations, data enthusiasts, policymakers, academia, and civil society organizations.
The course will aim to provide an understanding of the broad aspects around the state of agriculture in India, an overview of relevant food and agriculture policies in India, insight on the various initiatives introduced by the government around and supporting the agriculture activities. The course will also provide an in-depth understanding of the India Data Portal, for participants to conveniently navigate through the portal to orient themselves to be able to read and develop unique data sets, independently. Lastly, the course will provide imperative insights on visualizations and interpreting data.
Participants can register and access online classes that one can set according to one’s own pace. On successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certification in ‘Better Reporting on Food and Agriculture’.
Participants will be trained by Prof. Ashwini Chhatre, Executive Director of Bharti Institute of Public Policy, Indian School of Business; Prof. Sripad K Devalkar, Associate Professor Operations Management, Indian School of Business; Prof Sukhpal Singh, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and Visiting Faculty - Advanced Management Program in Public Policy, Indian School of Business; Deepti Soni, Communications Lead at Bharti Institute Of Public Policy, Indian School of Business; Shreehari Paliath, Policy Analyst, IndiaSpend and Rasagy Sharma, Principal Information Designer, Gramener.
“We are very excited to offer the online certificate course on food and agriculture, using data and visualization. Understanding India’s food and agriculture landscape can be daunting as there is a plethora of information available in a raw and unfiltered manner. The Better Reporting on Food and Agriculture course will help journalists, researchers, students, policymakers, administrators, NGOs, and entrepreneurs get an in-depth understanding of the subject area, understand India’s regulatory landscape related to agriculture and orient participants to file better visually aided stories using the India Data Portal.” said Dr. Aarushi Jain, Associate Director, Bharti Institute of Public Policy.