GREAT Gender-responsive Cereal Grains Breeding Course starting August 9th

While the application window is no longer open for our upcoming course, stay tuned for updates about accepted teams.


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.


How GREAT changed my thinking about gender-based constraints in agriculture

Losira Nasirumbi-Sanya - Social Scientist, Uganda

How the GREAT Course has changed my thinking about gender

Abolore Abdulrazaq Bello - Senior Research Supervisor, Nigeria

Upcoming Courses

Gender-responsive Cereal Grains Breeding

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

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