The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), which is located at Makerere University, is a consortium of 32 universities in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa 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.

Online Application Now Open: Graduate Scholarships -MSc Research Methods

The online scholarship applications have been opened for the Graduate Scholarships (CALL ID: RM/GF/M/14) - MSc in Research Methods. The new deadline for submission has been extended to 25th April 2014.

  • Note that you need to register on the site
  • You can save your application and come back to it later
  • There are a number of documents that you are required to scan and upload
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