Social analysis for agriculture and rural investment projects

Some of you may know that the FAO offers free, online e-learning courses on a wide range of interesting topics. If you didn’t know, check them out. They are really good.

The have just launched a new one: Social analysis for agriculture and rural investment projects as part of the Improved Global Governance for Hunger Reduction programme.

The course provides guidance on how to introduce social analysis into investment programmes and projects. In particular, it describes how to use social analysis in the project cycle, the sustainable livelihoods framework, the main entry points for conducting social analysis, and how to integrate the findings into the project design. It also illustrates the methods for collecting information and the key participatory tools for social analysis fieldwork, providing job aids such as checklists, templates and “field tools flashcards” for mission work.

Duration:  11 hours

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