Gender-responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT)

Gender-responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation seeks to achieve greater parity among women and men in sub-Saharan Africa so they more equally share the benefits of agricultural research.

The $5M GREAT grant to equip researchers to create more inclusive and effective agricultural systems by addressing the priorities of both women and men in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has been awarded to Cornell University, in partnership with Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

GREAT will deliver courses to agricultural researchers from SSA in the theory and practice of gender-responsive research in the key areas of root, tuber, and banana breeding; grain and legume breeding; small ruminant breeding; dairy and legume value chains; nutrition and food systems; knowledge exchange (extension); and agricultural mechanization.