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Microsoft Excel for Agriculture Professionals Course


Microsoft Excel is a powerful spreadsheet that is easy to use and allows you to store, manipulate, analyse and visualize data. It also supports databases, graphics and presentation features. It is a powerful research tool that needs a minimum of teaching. It not only makes statistics enjoyable, it also brings life to numerical work.

This course gives practical experience in the use of Microsoft Excel for data summary, presentation and for other basic statistical work. It concentrates on areas where Excel really can excel, such as array functions. We look at data entry and management, pivot tables, and graphics


3 days.


Practitioners in the area of Agriculture extension who include: NGO extension workers, National and County government employers from various ministries and departments and government authorities directly and indirectly involved in Agriculture extension work, Policymakers and officials from the private sector and farmers amongst others


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to turn their general Excel capabilities into skills in the use of Excel for data processing and basic statistical applications.


Lesson 1:

  • Structured tables
  • Data entry and validation
  • Learning formula fundamentals
  • Creating formulas and their automatic application
  • Using references & named ranges

Lesson 2:

  • Using special text functions for Agriculture extension related applications
  • Using logical functions to get desirable results

Lesson 3:

  • Using pivot table and charts
  • Create a PivotTable Framework
  • Good statistical graphics
  • Conditional operations and array functions
  • Data summary and analysis; pros and cons of the Analysis Toolpak

Lesson 4:

  • Lookup function for Agriculture extension usage

Lesson 5:

  • Protecting your data forms from invalid data entry
  • Recording MACROS & automating Work

Lesson 6:

  • Linking several worksheets
  • Combining several workbooks to create a summary

Lesson 7:

  • Securing and reviewing your worksheet
  • Tracking changes and comments
  • Hiding and protecting formulas


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

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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.


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

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


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 15th July 2019

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Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

  1. Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.
  2. No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met

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 3 Days
Event Date 22-07-2019
Event End Date 24-07-2019
Cut off date 15-07-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 45,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 606
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 600
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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