Topic outline

This introduction will bring in the most critical issues affecting gender equality and explain why they are important for building inclusive and sustainable agrifood systems. Its purpose is to set the scene and provide key concepts, an overview, and key policy frameworks that will help you in the course series.


The course is useful to anyone who wishes to learn how to effectively help in designing gender-transformative and gender-responsive policies related to agriculture and climate actions. It provides guidance to parliamentarians, government officials, policymakers and practitioners working in the field of gender equality, food security, nutrition, agricultural development and climate change mitigation.

  • The gender dimensions of agrifood systems and climate change.
  • The programme cycle model for the integration of gender equality into policies.
  • The global policy and legislative frameworks affecting women and men.
  • An introduction to the 3 courses included in the training package.

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  • Partners

    IISD ITC Oxfam Wildaf-AO