This course provides guidance on how to design and implement agriculture policies and programmes that are gender-responsive, sustainable, contributing to gender equality, and therefore able to improve food and nutrition security.

Learners can select the lessons of their interest, for a total of about 14 hours of self-paced learning.


14 hours

Publication Date:

October 2014


Audience groups include, but are not limited to:

  • Policy makers and decision-makers.
  • Senior managers, and programme and project designers responsible for designing food and nutrition security and agriculture programmes.
  • Programme implementers (including technical advisors) responsible for implementing food and nutrition security and agriculture programmes.
  • Statistics officers and Monitoring & Evaluation officers.


The total curriculum consists of 14 lessons, ranging from approximately 10 to 80 minutes duration, grouped into 3 units:

Unit 1 Overview of gender concepts and principles
Unit 2 Gender in Food and nutrition security policy and legislation
Unit 3 Gender in food and nutrition security programming


European Union (EU) Gender and Water Alliance

This course is provided by FAO and as trainee you will have to accept the user agreement contained in that course.