The 2017 GREAT course focuses on Gender-responsive Cereal Grain Breeding. GREAT courses have a focus on sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and are offered to multi-disciplinary project teams.
GREAT applied gender training for agricultural researchers offers tailored skills development in gender-responsiveness for the design, implementation, evaluation, and communication stages of agricultural research projects. GREAT courses are tailored to specific agriculture disciplines and value chains, offering gender training linked to practice in agricultural research, targeted to research communities. The courses are designed to balance the depth of theory needed to internalize concepts with practical tools to apply in ongoing projects. GREAT aims to equip research teams with tools and skills to act, and move beyond “gender sensitization.”
The 2017 Gender-responsive Cereal Breeding course covers the following learning objectives:
Goats play an important role in food production systems in developing countries. They are popular because they are able to adapt to many different climates and they can be used in several ways. They can serve as a bank account which can be drawn on when cash is needed and they provide high quality milk and meat. They are tougher than cattle and they are small animals and so they cost less per animal to keep.
In this Agrodok the authors provide detailed information on goat breeding. They also deal with raising and selecting young animals for reproduction, meat and cross breeding. There are chapters on nutrition, feeding and housing as well as on how to deal with the common diseases and parasites that affect these animals. Goat products such as milk, meat, bones, hide and manure are also dealt with.