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PI Training for 

Female Farmers



Description of project:
Under the auspices of a World Bank project led by the Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice, the World Bank’s Africa Gender Innovation Lab (GIL) conducted a randomized controlled trial (RCT) study to measure the impact of a training intervention targeted to a sample of 2,000 poor female farmers across 100 communities (20 women per community) in Tete province, Mozambique. The intervention provided all women in the sample with training on agronomy and basic business techniques (“hard-skills”). Half of the sample also received personal initiative training on non-cognitive skills to help women farmers stay motivated and overcome the psychological challenges associated with starting and running a cash crop business (“soft-skills”).

Doorways co-founder Benjamin Scharweit was responsible for the implementation of the project as a member of Leuphana University.

STEP Training

in Lebanon

STEP Training at

Two Rural Universities

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