The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), which is located at Makerere University, is a consortium of 42 universities in 19 countries and was established in 2004.  From 1992 until 2004, RUFORUM operated as a program of the Rockefeller Foundation.  RUFORUM’s mandate is to oversee graduate training and networks of specialization in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) countries.   Because RUFORUM recognizes the important and largely unfulfilled role that universities play in contributing to the well being of small-scale farmers and economic development throughout sub-Saharan Africa, our mandate is to oversee graduate training and networks of specialization in the countries and universities where it works.  We strongly believe in fostering innovative and responsive research; high performing and proactive graduates; a dynamic platform for university networking; advocacy for agricultural higher education; and university transformation for relevance.

 The goal of this website is to satisfy the needs of network members and visitors who are interested in African postgraduate training and research in the agricultural sciences.  You will therefore find the following on the RUFORUM website:

  • RUFORUM institutional repository, which includes RUFORUM research, e-learning and OER courses, and other relevant information about our activities
  • Directory of organizations relevant to African agriculture
  • Other information pertinent to African agricultural training and research

We aim for the RUFORUM website to become an essential tool for anyone interested in agricultural research and training in Africa.

RUFORUM MSc Research Methods Scholarship Awards Announcement

RUFORUM is pleased to announce names of the successful candidates to receive scholarships for Master of Science Degree in Research Methods hosted at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya. The scholarships will provide tuition fees, living allowances, economy return tickets, research costs and other training related costs.