GREAT equips researchers to create more inclusive and effective agricultural systems by addressing the priorities of both women and men in sub-Saharan Africa.
GREAT delivers courses to agricultural researchers from sub-Saharan Africa in the theory and practice of gender-responsive research, seeking to increase opportunities for equitable participation and the sharing of benefits from agricultural research and improve the outcomes for smallholder women farmers, entrepreneurs, and farmer organizations. By building and engaging communities of researchers equipped with the skills, knowledge, and support systems to develop and implement gender-responsive projects, GREAT advances gender-responsiveness as the norm and standard for agricultural research.
The first GREAT course, Gender-responsive Root, Tuber and Banana Breeding, took place in Kampala, Uganda, over two weeks in September 2016 and February 2017, with mentor-supported field work in between.
Week 1: 12 - 21 September 2016, Kampala, Uganda
Week 2: 13 - 17 February 2017, Kampala, Uganda
See the PDF below for project descriptions and biographies of participants and trainers