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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.


Understanding The Reasons Behind Gendered Norms in Agriculture

Utoblo Grace Obaiya - Plant Breeder, Ghana

New tools and concepts for gender-responsive Research

Obaiya Utoblo - PhD student in Plant Breeding, Nigeria

Upcoming Courses

GREAT Course 4: Gender-Responsive Plant Breeding

Week 1: 22-31 July 2019
Week 2: 13-17 January 2020

Applications are now open. Deadline is February 15th, 2019.

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