Application for the GREAT Cereal Grains Course is now open!

Are you part of a research team working in cereal grains in Sub-Saharan Africa, or do you know someone who is? The GREAT course in Gender-responsive Cereal Grains Breeding is accepting applications now until June 9th! Full details on the course, and procedures for applying, are available here.  


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 will deliver 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 will advance 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.


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

Bonaventure Aman Omondi - Entomologist, Burundi

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Bright Boakye Peprah - Research Scientist, Ghana

Latest Updates

Application NOW open! Apply to the GREAT Gender-responsive Cereal Grains Breeding course by June 9th...

Newsletter: January-April 2017 News & Updates

Blog: Close of GREAT RTB Training: Graduation Ceremony

Upcoming Courses

Gender-responsive Cereal Grains Breeding

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

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