Topic outline

This course focuses on gender and land issues in the context of agricultural investment. It provides concrete guidance on strategies, approaches and measures that can be adopted to enhance women’s land rights. This on one hand can foster women’s active involvement in agricultural investment, while on the other hand can prevent agricultural investment from negatively impacting women’s land rights.

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.


A broader set of stakeholders, including representatives from the government, development partners, private investors, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations (CSOs) can be interested in this course to learn how to enhance women’s land rights in the context of agricultural investment.

  • The gender gap in land rights and the factors that determine it.
  • The risk that agricultural investment threatens women’s already weak land rights.
  • The importance of securing land rights in order to, on one hand, foster women’s involvement in agricultural investment and, on the other hand, prevent negative impacts on women’s land rights from agricultural investment.
  • Strategies to enhance and protect women’s land rights in the context of agricultural investment.

The course consists of 2 lessons of approximately 20 and 60 minutes duration each:

  • Lesson 1 – Women’s land rights and investment in agriculture
  • Lesson 2 – Enhancing and protecting women’s land rights in the context of agricultural investment

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Digital certification

This course offers certification. You will get your digital badge upon passing a final exam after completing the course and achieving a grade of at least 75%. Please click on the button below to complete the exam, or refer to our Certification section to learn more.

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