GREAT kicks off Week 2 of training in Kampala


Twenty-eight agricultural researchers from 11 project teams specializing in roots, tubers, and bananas (RTB), have arrived back in Kampala, Uganda for Week 2 of the GREAT training on gender-responsive agricultural research.

GREAT Equips Researchers to Advance Gender-Responsive Agricultural Research in Sub-Saharan Africa

Achieving greater parity among women and men in sub-Saharan Africa so they more equally share the benefits of agricultural research is the goal of an initiative announced today, on International Women’s Day, in the spirit of the Pledge for Parity campaign.

GREAT Begins on Strong Foot with Inception and Curriculum Planning Meetings in Feb 2016

In early February 2016, GREAT held its inception meeting and theme 1 course planning meeting in Kampala, Uganda, bringing together gender and breeding experts from around the world to launch the project. The meetings marked the first international convening of GREAT since Cornell and Makerere Universities were awarded a $5M grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to begin the project, which equips researchers to create more inclusive and effective agricultural systems by addressing the priorities of both women and men in sub-Saharan Africa.