Applications now open for the GREAT Gender-Responsive Legumes Breeding Course!

Applicaitons are now open for the third GREAT course, to be held in July 2018 (Week 1) and January 2019 (Week 2). Please see the upcoming courses page for more information.


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.


What can the GREAT course do for you?

Reuben Tendo Ssali - Plant Breeder, Uganda

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

Losira Nasirumbi-Sanya - Social Scientist, Uganda

Upcoming Courses

Gender-Responsive Legume Breeding

Week 1: 23 July - 01 August 2018
Week 2: 14-18 January 2019

Applications now open! Deadline is February 15th, 2018.

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