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DescriptionThis manual presents the training process for the Gender-Responsive Plant Breeding course, implemented by Makerere and Cornell Universities, over a period of five years (2016-2020), under the Gender-Responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT) project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It has five broad parts: I) Introduction; II) Required preparation before the course; III) Phase one (9-day, face-to-face training); IV) the 5-month Field Training phase; and V) Phase two (5-day, face-to-face training). Each session consists of specific learning objectives, session plans and slides, delivery methods, practical exercises and examples, as well as relevant tips and synthesized take-home messages. The sessions were developed by an international multidisciplinary team of experts in gender and agriculture and subjected to a rigorous peer review and quality assurance process. GREAT aims to contribute to building a pool of gender-responsive agricultural researchers able to advance more equitable and effective agricultural systems in Africa and beyond. This manual is for all facilitators/trainers interested in applied, gender responsive agricultural research.
ReadershipThis training guide is for facilitators/trainers interested in applied, gender-responsive agricultural research
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Margaret is an Associate Professor of Agricultural Extension Education at Makerere University. She has over 10 years of practical experience supporting integration of gender into higher education, having successfully spearheaded the integration of gender into the agriculture curriculum at the university. This process involved resource mobilization, advocacy and lobbying for management buy in, gender capacity development, and curriculum review. She teaches an undergraduate and postgraduate course on gender and agricultural development and supervises postgraduate students’ research on a range of topics including gender, agricultural extension and rural development. She has won gender-focused research grants and published in the area of gender and agriculture. Her research and short-term consultancy projects to African national and regional organizations, including the Rwanda Agricultural Board, Uganda’s National Agricultural Research Organization, ASARECA and RUFORUM, among others, focuses on review and advice on gender responsiveness of project proposals, gender training, evaluations, project design, and institutional analysis. She is a member of the international advisory committee of a USAID-funded project on Integrating gender and nutrition into agricultural extension and advisory services and a Co-Project Leader for GREAT.
Hale Ann Tufan is associate director for the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement, co-director of the Gender Responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT) project. She is a research professor in the Department of Global Development and an adjunct faculty member of Plant Breeding and Genetics section at Cornell University. She has a multidisciplinary background spanning Ph.D.-level research in molecular plant pathogen interactions, plant breeding with CIMMYT, international agricultural research for development program management, and gender research and capacity development across sub-Saharan Africa.
Her work focuses on building gender responsive agricultural research systems, through curriculum development and training delivery for GREAT, and leading research on priority setting, market research, gender research and on-farm testing for the Nextgen Cassava and ILCI projects.
Hale is the 2019 recipient of the Norman Borlaug Field Award. She completed her PhD in molecular biology from the John Innes Centre, UK.
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