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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.



Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.


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.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).


The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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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 Tel: +254 715 077 817.

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Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 9th  December 2019.

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Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 16-12-2019
Event End Date 20-12-2019
Cut off date 09-12-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 75,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 1,012
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 1,000
Location Mombasa, Kenya
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