Agriculture is the main source of livelihood for the majority of rural poor.  In the attainment of suitable development goals; gender equality plays a crucial role.  However, gender differences arising from the socially constructed relationships between men and women affect the distribution of resources between them and cause many disparities in development. Therefore, gender issues must be addressed because agriculture can be the engine of growth that is necessary to reduce food insecurity and rural poverty. This training workshop is therefore intended to help participants address gender issues and integrate gender-responsive actions in the design and implementation of agricultural projects and rural development programs.
5 days
This workshop is intended for persons working in Agricultural Extension, NGO’S working with rural communities, agencies funding agricultural activities, and Research organizations among others.
Course Objectives
At the end of the workshop, the participant will be able to:
•           Acquire basic skills in gender mainstreaming.
•           Appreciate the place of gender in rural development.
•           Be able to assist in advancing gender equality in agriculture and rural development sector
•           Understand the gender issues and needs in the agriculture sector.
•           Gain skills on mainstreaming gender in the agriculture sector.
•           Appreciate the need for gender-sensitive monitoring and evaluation in agriculture and food security.



Course Outline
 1: Introduction
•           Basic gender concepts
•           Overview of gender mainstreaming
•           Impacts of gender mainstreaming
•           Gender mainstreaming system
•           Enabling environment for GMS
•           GMS structures and functions
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
 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
 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
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
 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
Customized Training
This workshop can also be customized to suit a particular institution upon request. It can be delivered as an in-house workshop at the participants’ work place.
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Training fees
Kenyans: Kshs 100,000/=                       International USD 1,000/=
The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.
All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.
Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact us below.
Mode of Payment
Payment should be made through electronic fund transfer to Africa Development Resources bank account 7 days before commencement of training.