Gender Mainstreaming in Agriculture and Rural Development Training (monthly)

CIP Extension Officer, Frida Nyondo, dsitributes OFSP vines to beneficiaries from Nsanje in the South of Malawi. The International Potato Center has supported 222,000 households in Malawi with disease-free vines of orange-fleshed sweetpotato.     Photo: Hugh Rutherford for CIP

This training course is intended to help participants address gender issues and integrate gender-responsive actions in the design and implementation of agricultural projects and rural development programs.

This course is in English

What will you learn?

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Gain basic skills in gender mainstreaming.
  • Understand the place of gender in rural development.
  • Seek to assist in advancing gender equality in agriculture and rural development sector
  • Understand the gender issues and needs in the agriculture sector.
  • Acquire skills on mainstreaming gender in the agriculture sector.
  • Appreciate the need for gender-sensitive monitoring and evaluation in agriculture and food security.

What resources do you need to do it?

Internet access and/or transportation to the training center. 

More about this training


Trainings take place monthly and are available online or in person. Price varies depending on course location. Prices below are in USD. Group rates available.

Upcoming courses:

15/01/2024 - 19/01/2024 in Nairobi, Kenya (or online) - $1500 per person

12/02/2024 - 16/02/2024 in Mombasa, Kenya (or online) - $1500 per person

11/03/2024 - 15/03/2024 in Nairobi, Kenya (or online) - $1500 per person

08/04/2024 - 12/04/2024 in Kigali, Rwanda (or online) - $2950 per person

13/05/2024 - 17/05/2024 in Dubai, UAE (or online) - $4500 per person

10/06/2024 - 14/06/2024 in Nairobi, Kenya (or online) - $1500 per person

08/07/2024 - 12/07/2024 in Nairobi, Kenya (or online) - $1500 per person

12/08/2024 - 16/08/2024 in Nairobi, Kenya (or online) - $1500 per person

09/09/2024 - 13/09/2024 in Nairobi, Kenya (or online) - $1500 per person

14/10/2024 - 18/10/2024 in Kigali, Rwanda (or online) - $2950 per person

11/11/2024 - 15/11/2024 in Mombasa, Kenya (or online) - $1500 per person

09/12/2024 - 13/12/2024 in Nairobi, Kenya (or online) - $1500 per person



This course is intended for various actors in Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, senior agricultural officials and policy makers) working with communities, in governments, funding agencies, Research organizations and non-government organizations among others for Agriculture support activities and other Development programmes.


Module 1: Introduction

  • Basic gender concepts
  • Overview of gender mainstreaming
  • Impacts of gender mainstreaming
  • Gender mainstreaming system
  • Enabling environment for GMS
  • GMS structures and functions

Module 2: Gender and Rural Development

  • Gender, society, and culture
  • Gender role in building sustainable livelihoods
  • Gender dimensions of rural poverty
  • Gender and rural community development
  • Gender, social groups, and participation

Module 3: Gender and agriculture livelihoods

  • Agriculture and rural development
  • Gender and food security
  • Gender and rural finance
  • Gender in rural infrastructure for agricultural livelihoods
  • Gender mainstreaming in health and nutrition
  • Mainstreaming gender in urban agriculture and food Security
  • Mainstreaming gender in climate change adaptation planning for the agriculture sector

Module 4: Gender issues and needs in the agriculture sector

  • Equal access to natural resources and services
  • Gender differences in roles and activities
  • Gender and agricultural extension, research and technology
  • Gender, agricultural diversity and the commercialization of agriculture
  • Empowerment and access to decision making

Module 5: Mainstreaming gender in the agriculture policy sector

  • Issues of Gender Inequality in the policy area
  • Gender equality policy objectives
  • Relevance of gender in policy area
  • Policy process and implications
  • Constraints in development of policies
  • Gender advocacy for food and nutrition security

Module 6: Gender-sensitive monitoring and evaluation in agriculture and food security

  • Introduction to M&E in Gender and food security
  • Gender issues in monitoring evaluation
  • Prioritizing gender in M&E plans
  • Exploring gender in M&E plans in nutrition
  • Selecting indicators to measure gender-related outputs and outcomes
  • Impact of food distribution on genders’ vulnerability
  • Case studies

Who can I contact for more information?

For more information you can reach out to Data-Afrique directly by emailing info[at]

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