Policy Framework in Agriculture Course


Policies affecting agricultural and food businesses are examined using an economic framework and an international perspective. Participants develop a solid understanding of the agricultural and food policy environment, the policy formulation process, and the role, rationale and economic consequences of government intervention in food and agricultural markets. They develop the skills and working knowledge necessary to critically assess current and potential changes to domestic and global agricultural and food policy, trade policy, environmental and natural resource policy, and market regulations. Basic economic theoretical concepts and analytical tools are used to deal with the policy issues being discussed. Participants will gain experience conducting cost benefit analyses using various policy instruments and programs. Each topic is motivated by a current or emerging issue facing the food and agricultural sectors of the economy.


5 days


This course is intended for various actors in the Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, senior agricultural officials, and policymakers) working with communities, in governments, funding agencies, Research organizations, non-government organizations, small and medium enterprises for agricultural development, and anyone who wants to learn more about policy formulation and implementation in agriculture.


By the end of the course, learners will have:

  • Demonstrate practical applications of policy analysis related to agriculture and food value chain issues
  • Discuss the economic and political feasibility of policy changes and instruments in the agriculture value chain.
  • Develop the ability to think critically about the need for policies and policy reforms in agriculture
  • Identify and analyze how public policy and firm decisions affect delivery of services in agriculture, agribusiness, market, and society
  • Recognize policy related problems and anticipate opportunities available in the market
  • Write concise summaries of policies affecting the agricultural and food sectors, and argue orally its implications
  • Conduct a cost benefit analysis using various policy instruments and programs.


  • Current issues in food and agricultural policy.
  • Agricultural and food policy instruments.
  • Domestic market policies.
  • Developed and developing countries price policies and its effects in the food system.
  • Human health and nutrition policies.
  • Policy regulation of cash crops
  • Policy for quality and standards of agricultural produce
  • Policy for Traceability and phytosanitary standards in agricultural produce targeting the export market
  • Developing a policy brief
  • Conducting cost benefit analyses using various policy instruments and programs.

Enroll for this Course

We are proud to offer this course in a variety of training formats to suit your needs.


Enroll for a Face-to-Face (In-Person) Class

We use the highest quality learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable as possible.

Register Here

Enroll for a Virtual (Zoom) Class

Join a scheduled class with a live instructor and other delegates.

Register Here

Enroll for an Online Self-Paced Class

Keep track of your own progression throughout your course and ensure continuous improvement.

Register Here

Benefits of Taking a Course at IRES


Our courses are carefully curated to keep you abreast of latest industry trends, technological advancements, and best practices. We employ a variety of teaching methodologies, including hands-on workshops, case studies, and interactive sessions, all aimed at fostering an engaging and effective learning environment. Our expert instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience, providing our clients with insights that can be immediately applied in their professional lives.


Our courses serve as a vibrant platform for professionals to connect and engage with a diverse community of peers, industry leaders, and experts. By participating in our programs, you gain access to an invaluable network that spans across various sectors and geographical boundaries. This networking aspect is not just about forming professional relationships; it's about creating a supportive ecosystem where ideas, opportunities, and collaborations can flourish.


Our courses are designed to challenge and inspire professionals to step out of their comfort zones and explore new horizons. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application, our programs help professionals refine their existing skills and acquire new ones, making them more versatile and competitive.

FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise 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.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.

Who else has taken this course?

# Job Title Organisation Country
1 INDIVIDUAL South Africa