GREAT Blog

30 June 2022
By: Martha Businge
  In 2017, I was selected to take part in the second cohort of Gender-Responsive Researchers Equipped for Agriculture Transformation (GREAT) training. Honestly, I didn't think it would progress any further. I must admit that, with little research experience to fall back on, I felt like a novice... more

05 May 2022
By: GREAT
Makerere University (Uganda) and Cornell University (USA), in partnership with the Generating Evidence and New Directions for Equitable Results (GENDER Platform) arm of One CGIAR, have designed a Gender-Responsive Plant breeding and seed systems course targeting interdisciplinary teams of... more

09 March 2022
By: Swati Nayak* and Kuntal Das**
  The vision canvas In rural India, the involvement of women in agriculture for their livelihood is as high as 80%, where 33% are cultivators and about 47% are agricultural laborers (Rao 2006; FAO 2011). Yet, women own only 13% of the farmland (The Hindu Business Line 2013; Shreya Raman 2019;... more

23 February 2022
By: Zenebech Mesfin
Deepening gender responsive agricultural research skills of NARs in Sub-Saharan Africa   While training courses remain a central focus to the Gender-responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT) program, towards the end of 2021 GREAT training courses were complemented by a... more

23 February 2022
By: Matt Hayes
The Beijing Declaration in 1995 set the global development agenda for gender equality across sectors, including agriculture. Since then, gender training has been a central approach for gender integration in agricultural development. Yet in the decades since that time, scant research has gone into... more

04 January 2022
By: Elizabeth Asiimwe
  The vision of Gender-responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT) is to create more inclusive and effective agricultural systems by addressing the priorities of both women and men in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. After a successful Phase 1, the GREAT team at Makerere... more

27 March 2021
By: Esther Namitala and Elizabeth Asiimwe
  This article originally appeared on the website of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Makerere University. Read the original post here. By Esther Namitala and Elizabeth Asiimwe Following a two-week training session dubbed “GREAT Theme 5 course,” more than 50 researchers from... more

19 March 2021
By: School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University
This article originally appeared on the website for the School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University. Read the original post here. By the School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University As the world celebrated International Women’s Day 2021, which focused on “choosing to end all... more

03 February 2021
By: Chris Knight
  On November 23rd and 24th, 2020, the Gender-responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT) project hosted its first virtual symposium on the theme Gender-Responsive Crop Breeding: Sharing evidence and experience from the field. The convening brought together 60 GREAT... more

20 January 2021
By: GREAT Ghana Team; CSIR-Crops Research Institute
TRIBUTE TO A BROTHER, FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE: DR. BRIGHT BOAKYE-PEPRAH By: GREAT Ghana Team; CSIR-Crops Research Institute. TRIBUTE TO A BROTHER, FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE: DR. BRIGHT BOAKYE-PEPRAH “The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised." Job 1:21 “Tears keep... more