07 November 2022
By: Fred Shimali
As a social scientist with a desire to engage in rigorous research for rural transformation and development, I happily found myself at GREAT. My first step on my GREAT journey started at Pro-WEAI training for trainers course held at Forest Cottages Kampala Uganda. Before that training, my... more

07 November 2022
By: By Elizabeth Asiimwe
The GREAT team from Makerere University that participated in the CGIAR Science event.  The Gender-responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT) team participated in the CGIAR Gender Science Exchange, a conference to discuss cutting-edge gender and social science... more

07 November 2022
By: By Elizabeth Asiimwe
In September, 27 agricultural scientists from South Asia joined GREAT’s growing community of gender-responsive researchers. The two-part Gender-responsive Plant Breeding and Seed Systems course for South Asia took a blended training approach, with virtual lessons as well as in-person workshops in... more

11 August 2022
Integrating gender into breeding objectives and decisions: What works, where and why? Do you know of a plant breeding effort that is trying to have  more gender equitable impact? Submit a brief description for a chance to receive a grant of USD$10,000   To help make breeding efforts more gender... more

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
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