GREAT Blog

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

30 March 2020
By: Allison Floyd, College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, University of Georgia
  This article was originally posted on the Media Newswire page for the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences. See the original post here. By Allison Floyd, University of Georgia The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut at the University of Georgia... more

02 February 2020
By: Elizabeth Asiimwe, GREAT Project Administrator
With the latest GREAT course that wrapped up last month, 26 agricultural scientists from across Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia joined GREAT’s growing family of gender-responsive researchers – now 189 strong. The GREAT course on gender-responsive plant breeding that began in July 2019, ended January... more

16 October 2019
By: Hale Ann Tufan, GREAT PI
By Hale Ann Tufan, GREAT PI Note: this blog entry originally appeared on the World Food Prize Foundation's Borlaug Blog, in conjunction with Dr. Tufan receiving the 2019 Borlaug Field Award. The original post is available here: https://www.worldfoodprize.org/index.cfm/88533/18901/... more

25 September 2019
By: Dr. Jenipher Bisikwa, GREAT Trainer; Dr. Rosemary Emegu Isoto, GREAT Trainer; Dr. Thomas Lapaka Odong, GREAT Trainer
  The Makerere training team had a retreat from 17th to 18th June, 2019. Attended by eleven team members, the retreat was held at the idyllic Malakai Eco-lodge in Kitende, Wakiso, Uganda. The purpose of the retreat was to build training capacity and engage in team building. It came at an opportune... more

29 July 2019
By: Juliana Andagile Mwakasendo, Socio-economist at the Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute, GREAT Theme 4 Participant
  Despite 14 years of experience as a socio-economist, currently at the Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute’s (TARI) Kifyulilo Station, I was not sure if attending the GREAT Gender–Responsive Plant Breeding Course would be easy for me. I knew very little about plant breeding, and when filling... more

26 July 2019
By: By Eileen Nchanji, Gender Specialist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Kenya, and Siri Bella Ngoh, Gender Specialist at the Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD) in Cameroon
  Note: With Week 1 of the GREAT Theme 4 Gender-Responsive Plant Breeding Course currently underway in Kampala, we're highlighting perspectives from participants as they experience the course for themselves. Stay tuned for additional blogs! How great is GREAT By Eileen Nchanji, Gender Specialist... more

23 July 2019
By: Umar Mohammad Lawan – Plant Breeder, Institute for Agricultural Research, Nigeria; Edward Bikketi – Gender Post-Doc Fellow, ICRISAT; Jenipher Bisikwa, GREAT Trainer, Senior Lecturer, Makerere University
Note: In late November, 2018, GREAT hosted its first Custom Course in Kampala, a six-day training for advanced teams from the Tropical Legumes III (TLIII) project. This blog is a continuation in a series on the training, kicked off with a post from ICRISAT gender scientist Esther Njuguna-Mungai,... more

23 July 2019
By: Margaret Najjingo Mangheni, GREAT Co-PI
Note: this is the second in a series of blogs related to the first GREAT Custom Course, created for the Tropical Legumes III project in November 2018. The first blog in this series is available here. When ICRISAT asked us to run our 14-day Gender-Responsive Plant Breeding course for scientists... more