Enhancing the gender-responsiveness of your project’s technical farmer training events. GENNOVATE resources for scientists and research teams


This resource sets out simple suggestions for ensuring that women as well as men feel included in training events, are fully informed about technological options, learn effectively, and have the confidence to implement what they have learned. Over time, if their experience has been successful, they should be able to build on the training course to innovate by themselves in response to their needs and changes in the wider environment. Good training events need more than great content. How you train is vitally important. It is essential that women and men – including youth, persons with disabilities, and other marginalized groups – are able to speak their minds and have opportunities to shape the training event for their own requirements. As future farmers, the needs of young women and men in farming households require special attention in order to encourage those interested to stay in the sector