The course aims to provide participants with the knowledge needed to analyse the interplay between trade and gender, to examine the effects of agricultural technology on women’s participation in production and trade, and to identify the constraints influencing women’s adoption and use of agricultural technologies. The course will ultimately provide participants with the tools to produce gender-aware policy recommendations.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand why gender matters in the economy;
  • Describe the two-way relationship between gender and trade;
  • Appreciate the impact of gender inequalities in agriculture on production and trade outcomes;
  • Understand the relationship between technology and trade in agriculture, and explain why it matters in the process of economic development;
  • Know the types of technologies – from basic to advanced digital – used in agrifood value chains (from production to harvest and postharvest) and in sustainable agriculture;
  • Appreciate the implications of agricultural technology on women’s participation in production and trade;
  • Identify the constraints influencing women’s adoption and use of agricultural technologies, as well as possible solutions;
  • List policy recommendations to foster women’s access to technology and trade in agriculture.