Gender and Social inclusion in Agriculture

Course date:
21/08/2023 to 25/08/2023
5 Days
Course fee:
USD 1,000, KES 90,000


Agricultural sector is critical in fostering economic development in Africa and Sub Saharan Africa. More than 60 % of sub Saharan Africa’s population is smallholder farmers and up to 23 % of GDP in this region comes from agriculture. In Africa, about 40 % of the population which is equivalent to 80 million people live with disabilities. Despite the contribution of agriculture to nation’s gross domestic product, employment creation, food security among others, the majority of Sub-Saharan Africa’s population lives in rural areas and they are prone to severe poverty and deprivation. The social exclusion of people living with disability has led to lack of empowerment efforts for people with disability through Agriculture based interventions since many of them experience social and economic exclusion due to their disability. In the spirit of adoption of vision 2030 agenda, which is in accordance with UN member states pledge to ensure “no one will be left behind” and to “endeavor to reach the furthest behind first”, there is need to enhance gender equality and social inclusion in agriculture a sector that supports a majority of rural population. What's more, gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) can promote equitable development.



5 Days

Course objectives

·        By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

·        Understand gender equality and social inclusion mainstreaming

·        Understand barriers to  Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) in the mainstreaming and implementation in agriculture

·        Review National policies and international commitments related to gender and social inclusion

·        Understand Challenges of mainstreaming GESI in agricultural sector

·        Understand Guidelines and checklists to reinforce GESI mainstreaming

Course content


Module 1: Concepts on gender equality and social inclusion

·        Define gender equality, Social inclusion

·        Gender dynamics in agriculture

·        Guiding principles for gender in agriculture value chain

Module 2: Involvement of women and excluded groups in agriculture

·        Barriers faced by women, the poor and excluded groups in accessing agriculture services.

·        The policy and legislative as well as social barriers, and how the various policies, processes and programs have worked to address them.

·        Practical guidance on how to improve existing responses and take further action for more equitable access to agricultural services and benefits for women, the poor and the excluded

Module 3: Frameworks for gender and social inclusion

·        Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Framework

·        Steps for Mainstreaming Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in agriculture

Module 4: Analysing qualitative gender and social inclusion data using NVIVO

·        Introduction to NVivo

·        NVivo Key terms

·        NVivo interface

·        NVivo workspace

·        Use of NVivo ribbons

·        Module 2: Project Management

·        NVivo Projects

·        Creating new projects

·        Merging, importing and exporting projects

·        Managing projects

·        Working with different data sources

·        Nodes in NVivo

·        Theme codes

·        Case nodes

·        Relationships nodes

·        Node matrices


·        Source classifications

·        Case classifications

·        Node classifications

Module 5: Monitoring, evaluation and reporting

Coding and Analysis

·        Coding

·        Data-driven vs theory-driven coding

·        Analytic coding

·        Descriptive coding

·        Thematic coding

·        Tree coding

·        Thematic Analysis using NVivo

·        Organize, store and retrieve data

·        Cluster sources based on the words they contain

·        Text searches and word counts through word frequency queries.

·        Examine themes and structure in your content

Memos Annotations and Links

·        Linked memos

·        Adding annotation to selected content

·        See also link

Queries using NVivo

·        Queries for textual analysis

·        Queries for exploring coding

·        Visualizing NVivo project

·        Display data in charts

·        Creating models and graphs to visualize connections

·        Tree maps and cluster analysis diagrams





This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can also have it delivered your preferred location.

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·        Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.  During the trainings, participants should come with their own laptops.


·        The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.


·        Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact us through

·        Mobile: +254732776700 / 254759285295

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Course Date:
21/08/2023 to 25/08/2023
5 Days
Course fee:
USD 1,000 , KES 90,000
Call us on +254 732 776 700/ +254 759 285 295
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