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The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture 2018-09-18T09:14:55Z
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The tiny potato tubers: A nightmare for farmers in Uganda

Tue, 18/09/2018 - 10:48
Potato (Solanum tuberosum) is one of the main crops grown in Uganda. Most of the production (87%) takes place in the highland areas of South-western region where the crop has become prominently important as a source of food and income for the smallholder farmers. However, the reality that many of us are unaware of is that not all the tubers farmers currently harvest are of any economic value. In some farms, up... Read More 0

[Issue 27] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Mon, 10/09/2018 - 18:44
University World News Agricultural higher education project calls for proposals (Africa/RUFORUM) The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in collaboration with the governments of Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Malawi and Mozambique and the World Bank have launched a call for proposals for a multimillion dollar higher education agriculture project intended to boost human resource capacity for the transformation of agriculture. The Strengthening Higher Agricultural Education in Africa (SHAEA) initiative,... Read More 0

[Issue 26] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Fri, 07/09/2018 - 15:01
University World News Grants to help address knowledge gaps in agriculture (RUFORUM/World Bank) Major universities from six African countries will next year stand a chance to develop regional hubs for agricultural learning with the help of grants worth US$20 million from the World Bank via the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM). The beneficiaries will be selected by the World Bank after a call for proposals is released in... Read More 0

The 2018 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition: 1,332 youth from 42 African and 4 non- African countries respond to Call

Fri, 07/09/2018 - 14:55
Kampala 09 September, 2018 As part of efforts to promote and showcase youth innovations in enterprise development and business incubation, the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) will for the second time recognize twenty (20) young entrepreneurs through the RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs 2018 Competition (RUYAEC). RUFORUM believes in the transformative power of entrepreneurship in addressing youth unemployment in Africa. As such, empowering and involving young people in enterprise... Read More 0

1332 Propositions de Projet provenant de 46 pays (42 en Afrique et 4 autres hors du continent) reçues dans le cadre de la seconde édition du concours des jeunes entrepreneurs africains

Fri, 07/09/2018 - 14:51
Kampala 09 Septembre 2018 Dans le cadre des efforts visant à promouvoir les innovations des jeunes dans le développement des entreprises et des systèmes d’incubation, le Forum Régional des Universités pour le Renforcement des capacités en agriculture (RUFORUM) compte distinguer vingt (20) jeunes entrepreneurs à travers le concours des jeunes entrepreneurs africains. RUFORUM reconnait la force transformatrice de l’entrepreneuriat et sa contribution dans la lutte contre l’emploi des jeunes en Afrique. L’autonomisation... Read More 0

[Issue 25] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Mon, 03/09/2018 - 16:24
Nyasa Times Mutharika pledges support to Regional Universities Forum (Malawi) Speaking on Thursday when he hosted a RUFORUM delegation at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe, President Mutharika said he is committed to the enhancement of higher learning in Malawi and across Africa through promotion of investment at this level of education. “No country can develop without proper investment in higher education and that is why my Government has invested substantial financial resources in... Read More 0

UNE RENCONTRE ENTRE SON EXCELLENCE, LE PRESIDENT DU MALAWI PROF. ARTHUR PETER MUTHARIKA ET LA DELAGATION DE RUFORUM

Mon, 03/09/2018 - 10:41
Kampala, 03 Septembre 2018. Une délégation du Forum Régional des Universités pour le renforcement des capacités en Agriculture (RUFORUM) a été reçue, le Jeudi 23 août 2018, par Son Excellence le professeur Arthur Peter Mutharika au Palais Kamuzu à Lilongwe, au Malawi. L’objectif de la visite était de faire le point des progrès accomplis par RUFORUM dans la mise en œuvre de l’agenda de Son Excellence, relatif à l’enseignement supérieur en Afrique... Read More 0

HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT PROF. ARTHUR PETER MUTHARIKA MEETS RUFORUM DELEGATION IN MALAWI

Mon, 03/09/2018 - 10:02
Kampala 03 September 2018. A delegation from the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) was on Thursday 23 August 2018 received by His Excellency Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika at the Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe, Malawi. The purpose of the visit was to update His Excellency about RUFORUM’s progress in implementing His Excellency’s agenda related to higher education in Africa as well as deliberate on issues affecting higher education space... Read More 0

Comunicado de imprensa: O RUFORUM e o Banco Mundial lançam conjuntamente a “Chamada para Submissão de Propostas” para o Projecto de Fortalecimento do Ensino Superior Agrário para a Transformação dos Sistemas Agro-Alimentares em África (SHAEA) em seis...

Fri, 31/08/2018 - 16:30
Kampala, 31 de Agosto de 2018. Numa colaboração com os Governos de Camarões, Costa do Marfim, Gana, Quénia, Malawi e Moçambique, o Grupo Banco Mundial (The World Bank Group – WBG) e o Fórum Regional de Universidades para Capacitação em Agricultura (Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture – RUFORUM) têm o prazer de lançar a chamada para submissão de propostas ao programa regional de Fortalecimento do Ensino Superior Agrário para... Read More 0

Communiqué de presse: RUFORUM et la Banque Mondiale lancent “un Appel à Propositions” pour l’Appui à l’Enseignement Supérieur Agricole pour une Transformation des Systèmes Agro-alimentaires, dans six pays Africains

Fri, 31/08/2018 - 16:00
Kampala, 31 Août 2018. En collaboration avec les gouvernements du Cameroun, de la Côte d’Ivoire, du Ghana, du Kenya, du Malawi et du Mozambique, le Groupe de la Banque mondiale (GBM) et le Forum Régional des Universités pour le renforcement des capacités en agriculture (RUFORUM) ont le plaisir de lancer un appel à propositions dans le cadre d’un Projet Régional d’Appui à l’Enseignement Supérieur Agricole pour une Transformation des Systèmes Agro-alimentaires en... Read More 0

My journey to becoming a successful pig farmer in Ghana

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 16:31
I am John Atsu Agbolosoo, a Ghanaian student currently pursuing a Master of Science in Agri-Enterprise Development at Egerton University in Kenya under sponsorship from the TAGDev (Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development) Programme. TAGDev is a joint initiative of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) and the Mastercard Foundation. Getting inspired Soon after enrolling for my masters’ in 2017, I decided... Read More 0

RUFORUM researcher to receive medal from the Vatican for outstanding scientific research

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 17:38
Professor Noble Banadda, Chair of the Department of Agricultural and BioSystems Engineering at Makerere University in Uganda and a former RUFORUM Principal Investigator has been awarded the Pius XI Medal for the year 2018.  The award, given by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences based at the Vatican, is in recognition of his outstanding scientific research. He was selected by unanimous decision of the Academy Council from among many candidates proposed. The Pius... Read More 0

[Issue 23] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 17:28
University World News New partnership puts university teaching in the spotlight (Africa) African universities need a systematic change in teaching and learning approaches to help lecturers deal with growing student numbers and inadequate facilities, and to produce graduates who can make meaningful contributions in today’s knowledge-based economies. This message was a key driver of discussions at a pedagogical leadership training session aimed at lecturers in the social sciences from five countries in... Read More 0

Préannonce: Projet d’Appui à l’Enseignement Superieur Agricole pour une Transformation des Systèmes Agroalimentaires en Afrique

Wed, 01/08/2018 - 15:14
En collaboration avec les gouvernements du Cameroun, de la Côte d’Ivoire, du Ghana, du Malawi et du Mozambique, le Groupe de la Banque mondiale et le Forum Régional des Universités pour le renforcement des capacités en agriculture (RUFORUM) s’activent conjointement à lancer un appel à propositions dans le cadre du programme régional d’appui à l’enseignement supérieur agricole pour une transformation des systèmes agroalimentaires en Afrique (SHAEA). L’appel officiel sera lancé vers la... Read More 0

Pre-Call for Proposals Announcement: Strengthening Higher Agricultural Education for Agri-Food System Transformation in Africa (SHAEA)

Wed, 01/08/2018 - 10:38
In collaboration with the Governments of Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Malawi, and Mozambique,the World Bank Group (WBG) and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) are jointly preparing the launch of a Call for Proposals for a regional program of Strengthening Higher Agricultural Education for Agri-Food Transformation in Africa (SHAEA). The official call is expected to be launched by the end of August 2018. This is part of the... Read More 0

Higher quality seed potato improves productivity and income of Smallholder Farmers in Nakuru County

Tue, 24/07/2018 - 13:01
In the lash green rolling hills of Molo in Kenya lies Baraka Agricultural College, an exemplary Agricultural Technical Vocational and Training (ATVET) institution whose focus on nurturing skilled, relevant and market ready graduates is visible. Baraka Agricultural College prides in its competence based training approach that it executes in a range of training offerings including: Diploma in horticulture producer, Diploma in entrepreneurial agriculture, Diploma in sustainable agriculture and rural development, Certificate in... Read More 0

[Issue 22] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Tue, 24/07/2018 - 12:28
University World News The challenges of growing PhD graduate numbers (Africa) Sub-Saharan African countries need to increase the production rate of PhD graduates and substantially improve investment in doctoral education, according to recommendations emerging from a six-country study examining the PhD landscape in the region. While there is little disagreement about the need for more PhDs in Africa, experts say caution is needed on the issue of how such expansion takes place.... Read More 0

[Issue 21] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Thu, 12/07/2018 - 07:44
Mail and Guardian Science will unlock Africa’s potential — if it is funded (Africa) Africa’s leading scientists, innovators and policymakers met in Kigali, Rwanda, in March this year to brainstorm solutions to an increasingly pressing problem: the poor quality of science on the continent. Any good leader knows that scientific discovery and innovation fuel progress, facilitate development and can tackle issues such as food insecurity, water shortages and climate change. But most... Read More 0

FAO-RUFORUM partnership offers free multilingual e-learning courses to African universities

Thu, 12/07/2018 - 07:30
We are delighted to inform you that RUFORUM has established a partnership agreement with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) with the objetives to implement concrete collaboration initiatives to leverage comparative advantages, capitalize on existing resources and institutional expertise, and multiply the outreach and impact of both organizations’ capacity development efforts. Within the context of the partnership, FAO offers RUFORUM members and affiliated institutions a number of multilingual... Read More 0

JOBS: Appointments in RUFORUM

Thu, 12/07/2018 - 07:17
DAMA Consultants Limited are retained by the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) to identify competent individuals to fill the following posts: Deputy Executive Secretary, Programme Development & Implementation (DES PD&I); Technical Specialist, Youth Services Development & Community Engagement (TS YSD & CE); Technical Specialist, Policy Analysis (TS-PA); Technical Specialist, Research and Development (TS-R&D); Internal Auditor (IA); and Systems Accountant (SA). All the positions are based at the RUFORUM... Read More 0

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