GREAT Blog

21 March 2017
By: HIllary Mara, GREAT Graduate Student Assistant and Cornell University Master's in Public Administration Candidate
  After an intensive week covering topics including quantitative and qualitative data analysis, stakeholder engagement, and institutional change, 28 participants concluded Week 2 of the GREAT Roots, Tubers, and Bananas (RTB) training and graduated with a certificate marking their newly acquired... more

06 March 2017
By: HIllary Mara, GREAT Graduate Student Assistant and Cornell University Master's in Public Administration Candidate
  AgShare.Today, in collaboration with Gender Responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT), is pleased to announce a partnership with CABI Publishers to produce a special peer-reviewed journal issue solely focused on roots, tubers, and bananas (RTB) research in Sub-... more

14 February 2017
By: HIllary Mara, GREAT Graduate Student Assistant and Cornell University Master's in Public Administration Candidate
  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. Olamide Deboarh Olaosebika presents on her team’s field research in... more

31 January 2017
By: Peace Musiimenta and Brenda Boonabaana, GREAT Trainers, Makerere University
  Two key members of GREAT’s Makerere team, Peace Musiimenta and Brenda Boonabaana, recently received a high-level award for their work incorporating gender into a study of the impacts of development interventions on the human development of communities in northern Uganda following the cessation of... more

22 December 2016
By: Brenda Boonabaana, GREAT Trainer and Project Manager
As a GREAT mentor, I have had a wonderful opportunity to support GREAT participants through their journey of conducting gender research by sharing my knowledge, skills, experience and encouraging them along the way. I happened to have been matched with two wonderful researchers – Lilian Nkengla Asi... more

16 December 2016
By: Devon Jenkins, GREAT Trainer and Communications Director
As a small child in Uganda, Robert Kawuki farmed banana and cassava crops with his family, spawning an interest that still guides him today. “When I had an opportunity to come and work with a program that works on a crop I also grew when I was young, I got very interested, and [developed] a very... more

17 November 2016
By: HIllary Mara, GREAT Graduate Student Assistant and Cornell University Master's in Public Administration Candidate
In September, 2016, the GREAT project brought together interdisciplinary research teams from across Sub-Saharan Africa and beyond for the first part of a two-week gender-responsive training in Kampala, Uganda. This first GREAT cohort focused on research projects involving roots, tubers, and bananas... more

08 September 2016
By: HIllary Mara, GREAT Graduate Student Assistant and Cornell University Master's in Public Administration Candidate
KAMPALA, UGANDA: GREAT is excited to announce that 11 teams of interdisciplinary professionals from four continents will participate in a training course on “Gender Responsive Root, Tuber, and Banana Breeding,” in Kampala, Uganda, from September 12-21, 2016. The cohort consists of 33 researchers... more

07 September 2016
By: Hale Tufan and Margaret Mangheni, GREAT Co-PIs
The GREAT vision is based on a premise: That agricultural research projects are often designed with little consideration of how the research outputs, technologies and interventions will impact both men and women. Researchers are increasingly expected to design projects that deliver equitable... more

01 June 2016
By: Hillary Mara, GREAT Graduate Student Assistant and Cornell University Master's in Public Administration Candidate
Thanks to Hale Tufan for sharing her reflections on her own professional path from molecular biologist to leading projects in gender and agriculture. In this conversation with CGIAR, Hale shares her insights on how to inspire other scientists to incorporate gender and end-user preferences into... more