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.


How has the GREAT course prepared you to work with social scientists?

Bright Boakye Peprah - Research Scientist, Ghana

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

Bonaventure Aman Omondi - Entomologist, Burundi

Upcoming Courses

Gender-Responsive Root, Tuber, and Banana Breeding

Week 2: 13-17 February 2017

More Info

GREAT Course 2 (September 2017)
Gender Responsive Grains Breeding
More info in early 2017