The project has extensive knowledge of gender-transformative approaches (critical analysis of gender norms and stereotypes to dismantle structural inequalities) in agricultural vocational education and training and is feeding this experience from six AU member states into the continent-wide dialogue. In the partner countries the project targets
- women who are already in formal vocational training,
- female smallholders who lack access to training and
- women who run small or micro businesses.
Key starting points in this project include
- promoting on-the-job training as part of formal training courses,
- job-oriented, non-formal training measures and
- cooperation between training providers and the private sector.
Business models and employment opportunities for women, such as the agribusiness course ‘Gender makes Business Sense’, help to promote entrepreneurship through equal gender roles