Course fee: KSH 160,000, USD 2,000 Start Date: 01/03/2022 End Date: 14/03/2022


Food security plays a major role towards the achievement of the other sustainable development goals; that is poverty eradication, good health and well-being, decent work and further towards economic growth goals. Rural development contributes to agricultural growth which in turn contributes to food security.

This training focuses on aiding individuals in the agricultural sector in; monitoring and evaluating of rural development; assessing their impact, and data management and analysis and its interpretation for policy making for development agenda.


10 day


By the end of the training, the participants will be able to;

v  Gain skills in research design, data management and analysis in agriculture and rural development 

v  Learn how to integrate gender issues in agriculture and rural development 

v  Understand the role of food security in attaining the sustainable development goals.

v  Gain skills on how to improve M&E systems in food and nutrition security.

v  Strengthen their skills to evaluate impact assessments of food and nutrition.


Module 1: Fundamentals of Monitoring and Evaluation

v  What is M&E?

v  Significance of M&E

v  Principles and concepts in M&E

v  Challenges facing M&E personnel in rural development and agricultural

v  M&E and the program lifecycle

v  M&E in agriculture and rural development program design

v  Complementary roles of monitoring and evaluation

Module 2: M&E frameworks

v  Basics of M&E frameworks for rural development programs

v  M&E in rural me development context

v  Development and operationalization of M&E frameworks

v  Link between M&E and indicators

v  Using data

v  Using logical frameworks in monitoring and evaluation of rural and agricultural programs

Module 3: Gender consideration in M&E for Rural Development

v  Gender integration during program activities design

v  Gender indicators in agriculture and rural development

v  Cross-cutting gender issues in rural development

v  Role of M&E in addressing gender

v  Measure of gender outcomes and outputs

Module 4: Demand for data use in Agriculture and Rural Development

v  Data use frameworks and basic concepts

v  Data demand

v  Information availability

v  Information use

Module 5: Introduction to Research approaches for M&E in Agriculture and Rural Development

v  Basic statistics concepts

v  Research designs

v  Data collection techniques and tools advantages and disadvantages

v  Descriptive analysis techniques

v  Inferential analysis techniques

Module 6: Data Management

v  Data management dimensions

v  Data management

v  Data quality

Module 7: Data Analysis

v  Descriptive analysis

v  Inferential analysis

v  Interpretation of findings

Module 8: Evaluation of Rural Development programs

v  Determining evaluation points from results framework

v  Components of evaluations, implementation and process evaluations

v  Evaluation designs

v  Performance evaluation process

v  Evaluation findings, sharing, and dissemination

Module 9: Impact Assessment of Rural Development programs

v  Introduction to impact evaluation

v  Impact assessment in design

v  Attribution in impact evaluation

v  Methods and approaches to assessing impact

Module 10: M&E Results Use and Dissemination

v  Measuring results in agriculture and rural development

v  Use of M&E results to improve and strengthen agricultural and rural development  

v  Use of M&E lessons learned and best practices

v  M&E reporting

v  Design, monitoring, and evaluation of resilience interventions


Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.  


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English


v  Training is residential and will be held at Afriex Training Centre.

v  The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

v  Accommodation and airport transfer are arranged upon request by the participant.

v  This training can also be tailor made for your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our training Centre or at a convenient location.

v  For further inquiries, please contact us on training@afriextraining.org

v  Payment should be made to Afriex Training Limited bank account before the start of the training and receipts sent to training@afriextraining.org

v  Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Afriex Training Ltd certificate

Contact Details

Anniversary Towers 8th Flr, Nairobi
+254 715 310 685 | +254 732 543 623

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