GREAT Blog

17 May 2016
By: HIllary Mara, GREAT Graduate Student Assistant and Cornell University Master's in Public Administration Candidate
Paula and her research partner Winifred during the GREAT pilot course field visit in Wakiso District near Kampala, Uganda Paula Iragaba, Ugandan PhD student in Plant Breeding and Genetics at Cornell University and GREAT pilot course attendee, is looking to end the disconnect between breeders... more

08 March 2016
By: Dan Torrington, GREAT Project Manager
Achieving greater parity among women and men in sub-Saharan Africa so they more equally share the benefits of agricultural research is the goal of an initiative announced today, on International Women’s Day, in the spirit of the Pledge for Parity campaign. The $5M grant to equip researchers to... more

07 March 2016
By: Dan Torrington, GREAT Project Manager
In early February 2016, GREAT held its inception meeting and theme 1 course planning meeting in Kampala, Uganda, bringing together gender and breeding experts from around the world to launch the project. The meetings marked the first international convening of GREAT since Cornell and Makerere... more