Topic outline

This course analyses gender issues that should be addressed to foster gender-equitable decent wage employment in agriculture. It provides concrete guidance on approaches and measures that companies should adopt to create a gender-equitable workplace.

This course is part of the series “Making agricultural investment and supply chains work for women and men”. Before starting the course, take a look at the introduction of the series for useful information. Please find the link to the Introduction below on this page.


This course is primarily intended for private company directors. A broader set of stakeholders, including representatives from the government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations (CSOs), development partners and certification schemes, may also be interested in this course, to learn how to promote gender-equitable employment.

  • The gender gap in wage employment and why it is important to close this gap.
  • The process to create a gender-equitable workplace.
  • Specific measures that companies can take to build a gender-equitable workplace.

The course consists of 3 lessons of approximately 15-60 minutes duration each:

  • Lesson 1 – The gender gap in wage employment
  • Lesson 2 – Creating a gender-equitable workplace
  • Lesson 3 – Targeted measures for a gender equitable workplace

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