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Creating change agents through student-community engagement

Fri, 31/03/2017 - 17:32
Increasingly universities are under pressure to provide evidence of their contribution to society. This requires them to develop new models of engaging at various levels. In doing so, universities have to transition from merely teaching and research to include direct relations with society. University outreach has evolved and taken various forms to make university knowledge […] 0

Registration Now Open: Postharvest Pathology Symposium 2017

Fri, 31/03/2017 - 17:22
The IV International Symposium for the International Society for Horticultural Sciences (ISHS) and for the International Society for Plant Pathology (ISPP) will be hosted in the Kruger National Park at Skukuza camp from 28 May to 2 June 2017.  This is the first time that this prestige symposium will be hosted in South Africa. The symposium […] 0

Global Food Security Conference: Submission of Abstracts

Fri, 31/03/2017 - 15:29
Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 May 2017 Oral and poster abstracts are now invited on the following themes and should be submitted using the online abstract submission system. Food creation Food safety and bio security Food loss and waste Food in a changing society Food utilization Download the thematic matrix Successfully submitted abstracts will be acknowledged with […] 0

Competition Announcement: IMPRESSA Awards 2017

Fri, 31/03/2017 - 15:04
COMPETITION ANNOUNCEMENT IMPRESSA AWARDS 2017 Recognizing outstanding university scientists making significant contribution in agricultural Research and Science for Development in Africa  Globally, about 700 million people are faced with inadequate food supplies, with more than 30% of the developing world’s populations living in extreme poverty. The need to enhance impact of agricultural research and development […] 0

PhD Training Opportunities under the RUFORUM : Graduate Teaching Assistantship Program

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 18:33
Announcement 2017  PhD Training Opportunities under the RUFORUM Graduate Teaching Assistantship Program Over the years, universities in Africa have sought opportunities to send their staff for post-graduate training abroad in a bid to strengthen research and training, at very high costs.   The loss of faculty for 4 to 5 years has negatively affected universities.  In […] 0

Empowering young intellectuals to tackle Tanzania’s agricultural development challenges-Case of Eliafie Mwanga

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 18:17
Mr. Eliafie Mwanga, a Tanzanian, completed his MSc in Irrigation and Water Resources Engineering in 2015 at the University of Nairobi, Kenya, with funding from the Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative (iAGRI). iAGRI is a USAID Feed the Future Project aimed at strengthening training and building collaborative research capacities of Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) and […] 0

New GFAR Steering Committee sets agenda to meet Sustainable Development Goals

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 16:32
During a two-day meeting on 8-9 February 2017, members of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) Steering Committee met at the GFAR host organization, FAO in Rome, to set the agenda for this global forum on agri-food research and innovation, towards helping to meet the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). GFAR has undergone […] 0

Skilling graduates to support multidisciplinary research – RUFORUM trains 100

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 16:19
The Master of Science Degree in Research Methods hosted by Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) is one of the six collaborative regional master’s degree programmes established by the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM). Launched in 2009, the programme was established in response to the large unmet demand in […] 0

A mathematician’s passion for simplifying science to catalyse innovation

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 15:37
By Savannah Nuwagaba, PhD student at Stellenbosch University My name is Savannah Nuwagaba, a PhD Student at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Throughout my university education, I have majored in Mathematics where expression is mainly through equations and calculus; not words, and certainly not stories. I did not understand the power of storytelling until I […] 0

Enabling rural women prosper from cassava bioethanol production through university-community engagement

Fri, 03/02/2017 - 17:09
By Settumba Mukasa and Deogracious Opolot, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Makerere University For decades, women in Apac District in Northern Uganda have produced bioethanol as a means of livelihood. In fact, some women in Chegere, Apac District confess to depending entirely on bioethanol as the source of income. Proceeds from the sale of […] 0

Call for Proposals 2017: RUFORUM Community Action Research Programme

Mon, 30/01/2017 - 09:20
Deadline: Submission of full proposals to RUFORUM Secretariat by 27th March, 2017 The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation is implementing an eight year programme “Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev)”. The TAGDev Programme seeks to transform African agricultural […] 0

Call for Entries: The East Africa Postharvest Technologies Competition 2017

Mon, 30/01/2017 - 07:56
Read more at: https://younginnovatorsinagribusiness.com/post-harvest-2017/Filed under: Call for Applications / Proposals Tagged: Agri-business, EAPTC-2017, Postharvest, technologies, Young Innovators 0

The MasterCard Foundation supported TAGDev Project Website launched

Fri, 27/01/2017 - 12:23
In June 2016, the MasterCard Foundation signed agreement with the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) to strengthen efforts to connect university education to the needs of rural communities. The eight year project “Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev)” is being implemented by RUFORUM and […] 0

ARPPIS-DAAD doctoral scholarships for study at icipe, Kenya

Wed, 25/01/2017 - 09:15
Closing date for applications: 12th February 2017 Any application received after this date will not be considered or acknowledged. The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya, in partnership with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD1) In-Country/In-Region Scholarships Programme and African university partners, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for PhD scholarships in […] 1

Timely completion of graduation studies at African universities: Eduardo Mondlane University on track

Fri, 20/01/2017 - 17:22
In November 2016, Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique graduated, within the prescribed period of two years, nine students with a Master’s Degree in Crop Protection, six of whom were funded by the Intra-ACP Academic Mobility Programme. This cohort was also the first to enrol international students and a run a curriculum simultaneously in English and […] 0

New Publication: Top African Young Entrepreneurs from Benin

Fri, 20/01/2017 - 15:00
RUFORUM recognizes the need for greater youth participation in enterprise development and business incubation and through its member universities and partners has supported training and skills development in this respect. It has also supported start-ups through innovative financing mechanism of the revolving fund implemented in some member universities. RUFORUM believes in youth entrepreneurship as the […] 0

Neglected Insects as a remedy for food insecurity: the case of crickets

Thu, 19/01/2017 - 09:11
By Carolyne Kipkoech, PhD student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology I am a Kenyan national, with a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) where I graduated in 2005. I always had a passion for disease prevention, which is why I later studied a Master of […] 0

New Publication: Top Eleven African Young Entrepreneurs from Rwanda

Wed, 18/01/2017 - 12:34
RUFORUM recognizes the need for greater youth participation in enterprise development and business incubation and through its member universities and partners has supported training and skills development in this respect. It has also supported start-ups through innovative financing mechanism of the revolving fund implemented in some member universities. RUFORUM believes in youth entrepreneurship as the […] 0

CONSULTANCY: Terms of Reference to Support the Development of a Book on Tertiary Agricultural Education in Africa

Mon, 16/01/2017 - 12:14
Background The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has witnessed significant expansion over the past five years. From its creation with 10 members, the Consortium now has a membership of 66 African universities with operations across 26 countries on the continent spanning Eastern, Central, Southern and Western Africa, with a vision ‘to […] 0

DAAD-RUFORUM In-Country /In-Region Doctoral Scholarships available for 2017/2018 Academic intake year

Fri, 13/01/2017 - 09:40
NEW CALL – RUFORUM – DAAD/PhD/2017 Advertisement release Date:  12th January 2017 DAAD-RUFORUM In-Country[1]/In-Region[2] Doctoral Scholarships available for 2017/2018 Academic intake year About the Call The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM[3]) Secretariat is pleased to announce the fifth round of PhD scholarships available through the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) funding […] 0

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