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Intra ACP Academic Mobility Doctoral Research Scholarships: Call ID: RU/2015/DFS/INTRA ACP/01

Tue, 11/08/2015 - 16:59
Research Scholarship Call For Doctoral Students Registered Under Ruforum Supported Programmes APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30TH SEPTEMBER 2015 The Call This is to announce a call for applications for research scholarships to support the finalization of PhD research, data analysis, thesis write up, publication and dissemination of findings. Scholarships will be awarded, on a competitive basis, to […] 0

Call For Proposals Doctoral Regional Research Scholarships Call ID: RU/2015/DRG/02

Tue, 11/08/2015 - 16:24
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30TH SEPTEMBER 2015 About the Call / Scholarship This is to announce a call for applications for research scholarships to support the finalization of PhD research, data analysis, thesis write up, publication and dissemination of findings. Scholarships will be awarded to candidates registered in the Regional Programmes as listed below and are finalizing […] 0

Call For Proposals Doctoral Regional Research Scholarships Call : RU/2015/GTA/DRG/01

Tue, 11/08/2015 - 15:09
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30TH SEPTEMBER 2015 About the Call / Scholarship This is to announce a Call for Applications for students registered in the RUFORUM Graduate Teaching Assistantship Programme (GTA) to support their doctoral research over two years. The research supported through these scholarships should contribute to the RUFORUM mission of linking universities closely with rural […] 0

The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa

Tue, 11/08/2015 - 10:50
African agriculture is currently at a crossroads, at which persistent food shortages are compounded by threats from climate change. But, as this book argues, Africa faces three major opportunities that can transform its agriculture into a force for economic growth: advances in science and technology; the creation of regional markets; and the emergence of a […] 0

Announcing opening of application window – EARTH UNIVERSITY

Fri, 07/08/2015 - 11:35
EARTH is an international university dedicated to training leaders for sustainable agriculture and rational use of natural resources.  EARTH university program emphasizes a systems approach to agriculture and natural resource management and we focus on developing entrepreneurial skills and spirit in our graduates as well as a strong environmental and social commitment. For more information […] 0

Science Granting Councils Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa – Collaborating Technical Agencies

Fri, 07/08/2015 - 08:59
Call for: Expressions of interest Deadline: August 31, 2015 by 10:00 (10:00 AM) (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US and Canada) Eligibility: This call is open to all organizations such as research institutes, university research and academic centres, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, science academies, and stakeholder organizations with a legal corporate registration. Organizations based in sub-Saharan Africa […] 0

It’s here! Africa’s new university ranking so prepare to be shocked…and maybe not

Thu, 06/08/2015 - 11:52
AS the Times Higher Education (THE) Africa universities summit kicked off July 30 at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, the main buzz of the event was the landmark unveiling of a new African university ranking. And it’s here, just released Friday, though only ranking the top 30 of Africa’s approximately 2,600 higher education institutions. These results […] 0

RUFORUM doctoral fellow wins a Carnegie Fund for Conference Attendance (CFCA) grant

Tue, 04/08/2015 - 09:18
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) doctoral fellow, Gabriel Ddamulira was awarded the Carnegie Fund for Conference Attendance (CFCA) grant to attend the 4th International conference on Agriculture and Horticulture in Beijing, China. This competitive grant support African beneficiaries of corporation-supported postgraduate degree and postdoctoral programs to present papers to major […] 0

AgShare: Working with farming communities to document Agricultural Indigenous Knowledge

Mon, 03/08/2015 - 17:00
The College of Computing and Information Sciences and College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences of Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda are participating in the Agshare II Project. This component of Agshare II has resulted in the documentation of agricultural indigenous knowledge through working with farming communities, students and academic faculty. Selected students with computer and […] 0

Utilizing OERs to improve the efficiency of the Dairy Value Chain in Uganda

Mon, 03/08/2015 - 15:20
After being part of the AgShare I pilot,  Makerere University College of Veterinary Medicine is engaged in the Agshare II work at the college with a focus on improving the efficiency of the dairy value chain in Uganda. The Agshare Methods place emphasis on the following: Students working closely with their faculty supervisors and carrying […] 0

RUFORUM Member Universities Produce High Performing Graduates

Mon, 03/08/2015 - 11:14
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is a Network of universities in sub-Saharan Africa that have is engaging in collective action towards establishment of “a vibrant agricultural sector linked to African Universities producing high-performing graduates, quality research responsive to the demands of end-users (including farmers)”. Catherine Mloza-Banda sponsored by RUFORUM for […] 0

From a Graduate Student to a Community Agent – The Story of Catherine Mloza-Banda

Mon, 27/07/2015 - 16:57
From a Graduate Student to a Community Agent: From Science to Communication The Story of Catherine Mloza-Banda Studying for a Master of Science degree under the RUFORUM Scholarship has greatly shaped my career and opened a world that I could not comprehend. Being able to generate scientific information is one thing; communicating it in a […] 0

Five top highlights: The RUFORUM 11th Annual General Meeting happening in Windhoek, Namibia

Thu, 23/07/2015 - 17:13
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) recently announced the 11th RUFORUM Annual General Meeting that will be hosted by the Government of Namibia together with the University of Namibia, a member of the RUFORUM Network. The Programme will feature several side-events linked to efforts to contribute to RUFORUM’s overall mission and […] 0

RUFORUM Alumni: Entrepreneurial Agricultural Graduate Linking to Smallholder farmers

Thu, 23/07/2015 - 16:03
In January 2015, Titus Kisauzi graduated with a Master’s degree in Agricultural Extension Education (MSc. AEE) from Makerere University. His MSc training was funded through a RUFORUM Graduate Research Grant. The Project “Understanding the Gender dimensions of the impact of climate change on agriculture and adaptation among small holder farmers in Uganda.” Towards completion of […] 0

RUFORUM Awards 67 Field Attachment Grants

Thu, 23/07/2015 - 15:03
RUFORUM has recently awarded 67 Field Attachment Program Award (FAPA) grants to her students totalling to US $84,000. The Field Attachment Program Award (FAPA) is one of the competitive grants program designed to provide graduate students supported by, and/ or associated with RUFORUM interventions at Member Universities to disseminate their research findings and recommendations to […] 0

Apply Now: ICRA courses for professionals in agriculture

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 07:59
Happening: March – June 2016 in the Netherlands ICRA strengthens innovative capacity by providing training and coaching to individuals and teams from different backgrounds. We believe that food and nutrition security, inclusive development and sustainable rural livelihoods can be achieved when people and organisations address their collective challenges by working together, sharing knowledge and creating […] 0

African universities advised to team up on agriculture

Tue, 21/07/2015 - 15:36
By Inga Vesper [ADDIS ABABA] Universities across Africa must link up their agricultural research and teaching programmes to help modernise farming on the continent, a conference heard. Speakers told the UN’s third Financing for Development conference in Ethiopia this week that universities should align their agricultural science efforts and collaborate with each other to compete […] 0

Second Call for Papers 2015 Regional Conference of INWES

Mon, 20/07/2015 - 17:34
African Women in Science and Engineering, in conjunction with International Women Engineers and Scientists(INWES) will host the 2015 INWES Regional Conference in Entebbe, Uganda on 21 – 13 October 2015. The theme of the Conference is ‘Women in Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Economic and Social Development‘. The conference aims to provide a forum […] 0

10 PhD positions at the University of Bonn in Germany – Apply Now

Wed, 15/07/2015 - 07:15
Water deficiency is a critical factor limiting crop productivity worldwide. This makes understanding how plants can use water efficiently a prime scientific challenge. The newly established and DFG-funded Research Training Network GRK 2064 focuses on the investigation of factors contributing to drought tolerance in the plant model Arabidopsis thaliana and the crop barley (Hordeum vulgare). […] 0

Five RUFORUM Universities top list of African Pacesetters in Research

Tue, 14/07/2015 - 17:33
Recent news from The World University Rankings listed five universities from the RUFORUM network among the top 15 by research Influence. Makerere University from Uganda came in 3rd position, followed by Stellenbosch University from South Africa in 4th position, University of Port Harcourt, 6th; University of Nairobi, 8th; and University of Pretoria, 11th. The rankings […] 0