GREAT Blog

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

17 November 2020
On Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, Gender-Responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT) will host its first virtual Symposium on Gender Responsive Crop Breeding: Community Research Showcase. The live event will be accessible by Zoom and Facebook Live. The broadcast will begin at... more

08 July 2020
By: Chris Knight, GREAT Communications Director (Cornell)
  The following discussion with Nigerian wheat breeder Kachalla Kyari Mala, Lake Chad Research Institute, Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria, is an excerpt from a GREAT Medium post. Read the original post in its entirety. In Northeast Nigeria, where agriculture forms the backbone of rural... more

07 May 2020
By: Amon Ashaba Mwiine, GREAT Trainer, School of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University
This post originally appeared as an article on the GREAT Medium channel. See the original article in its entirety... Emerging public discourses around the COVID-19 crisis characterise it as unprecedented and disruptive. How exactly does this disruption affect masculinities? World over, the... more

14 April 2020
By: Devon Jenkins, GREAT Project Manager (Cornell)
  This post originally appeared as an article on the GREAT Medium channel. See the original article in its entirety... Who holds the camera helps determine what we see, and what the outcomes are. Overcoming ‘gender blindness’ requires society to see from different perspectives. Photo: Marie Arago... more

15 January 2020
By: Sam Storr, Excellence in Breeding Platform
  This article originally appeared on the Excellence in Breeding Platform website (here), and cross posted on the Gender & Breeding Initiative website (here).   By Sam Storr, Excellence in Breeding Platform A pilot study to validate tools that will help breeders to pay more attention to... more

01 November 2020
By: Joseph Opoku Gakpo, Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI)
  This article was originally posted on the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) website. By Joseph Opoku Gakpo, BGRI In 2010, when Hale Ann Tufan was awarded a Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum award, she was a PhD student working with Lesley Boyd at the John Innes Centre in the U.K.,... more

12 March 2020
By: Hale Tufan, GREAT PI
  This article was originally posted on the Chicago Council of Global Affairs website, as part of their blog series, “Breaking Ground,” which explores how food systems innovation and agricultural research and development can empower farmers and feed the world. A special subsection of their series... more

30 November 2019
By: By Jane Anyango, Principal Communication Officer, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), Makerere University
The original version of this article was posted on the website for the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Makerere University.  By Jane Anyango, Principal Communication Officer, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), Makerere University GREAT, in collaboration... more