Applications now open for the 2020 GREAT course!

To learn more, and apply, visit our upcoming courses page.


GREAT courses equip researchers to create more inclusive and effective agricultural systems by addressing the priorities of both women and men in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

GREAT delivers training to agricultural researchers from SSA 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 across sub-Saharan Africa.

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.

GREAT is a collaboration between Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.


How the GREAT Course has changed my thinking about gender

Abolore Abdulrazaq Bello - Senior Research Supervisor, Nigeria

If we don't study links between gender and agriculture we are missing the point

Lilian Nkengla - Gender and Natural Resource Management, Cameroon

Upcoming Courses

GREAT Course 5: Gender-Responsive Plant Breeding

July 20th-28th, 2020

Application window is now open!