Register for an Online Course on The Gender Impact of Technological Upgrading in Agriculture


Online course

The Gender Impact of Technological Upgrading in Agriculture

23 November – 13 December 2020

The UNCTAD secretariat is pleased to inform permanent missions of member States in Geneva that the UNCTAD Trade, Gender and Development Programme will organize a special edition of its online course on trade and gender devoted to The Gender Impact of Technological Upgrading in Agriculture from 23 November to 13 December 2020 (for details, please see the attached prospectus).

The course, which will focus on analyzing the links between trade, gender and development and the effects of agricultural technology on women’s participation in production and trade, aims to:

  • Enhance the understanding of the interactions between trade and gender and their links to countries’ inclusive development strategies;
  • Analyse the impact of gender inequalities in agriculture on production and trade outcomes;
  • Identify the constraints influencing women’s adoption and use of agricultural technologies, as well as possible solutions;
  • Enhance knowledge on the types of technologies used in agrifood value chains and in sustainable agriculture;
  • Provide participants with knowledge and skills for the design and implementation of gender-aware trade and development policies, including in the agriculture and technology fields, corresponding to the needs and interests of their countries.

The course targets policymakers, academics and representatives of civil society in developing countries involved in policy formulation and implementation, research, teaching and advocacy in the area of trade and gender. A limited number of applications from developed countries’ stakeholders will be considered. Qualified women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Thanks to support from the Government of Finland, the selected participants will be exempt from fees associated with access to the course and the e-tutoring services provided.

Interested candidates should apply by following the instructions at: The deadline for applications is 11 November 2020.

To obtain assistance with the online application process, please contact Requests for further information or clarification about this course should be sent to: Ms. Simonetta Zarrilli, Chief, Trade, Gender and Development Programme, Division on International Trade and Commodities; e-mail:

Download prospectus.