GREAT Gender-responsive Cereal Grains Breeding Course – August 2017

The second GREAT course started August 7th, with 29 participants coming from Ghana, Niger and Nigeria in West Africa, and Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda in East and Southern Africa. Find out more about the participants and trainers in the Course Bio-Book, and be sure to follow #GREATAgGrains on Twitter for the latest updates!


GREAT courses equip researchers to create more inclusive and effective agricultural systems by addressing the priorities of both women and men in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

GREAT delivers training to agricultural researchers from SSA in the theory and practice of gender-responsive research, seeking to increase opportunities for equitable participation and the sharing of benefits from agricultural research and improve the outcomes for smallholder women farmers, entrepreneurs, and farmer organizations across sub-Saharan Africa. 

By building and engaging communities of researchers equipped with the skills, knowledge, and support systems to develop and implement gender-responsive projects, GREAT advances gender-responsiveness as the norm and standard for agricultural research.

GREAT is a collaboration between Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.


The importance of understanding and identifying gender-based constraints

Francois Iradukunda - Systems Scientist, Burundi

I'm an Entomologist, why should I care about gender?

Bonaventure Aman Omondi - Entomologist, Burundi

Upcoming Courses

Gender-responsive Cereal Grains Breeding

Week 1: 07-16 August 2017
Week 2: 15-19 January 2018

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