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Building Capacity for Africa – Zaharan Journey

Tue, 16/06/2015 - 17:50
Exactly 2 years at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, Zaharan Hussein successfully graduated from the Master’s Degree with distinction, an academic and professional achievement that has developed his robust interest in postharvest technology research and consultancy.  In addition, this achievement has a direct link on his current career as the Assistant Lecturer and Researcher both […] 0

Declaration of African deans and principals on revitalizing Higher Education in agriculture for Africa’s future

Fri, 12/06/2015 - 09:20
Following celebrations to mark 10 years of RUFORUM, the next phase of RUFORUM’s evolution is being mapped out in a new Strategic Business Plan (SBP 2015-2020). The SPB highlights the key directions that RUFORUM will take in the next five years, including the modalities for engagement in Continental agenda especially Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy […] 0

Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology awarded a $300,000 grant from RUFORUM

Mon, 08/06/2015 - 09:52
Khartoum, Sudan– RUFORUM today announced the award of a US$300,000 grant to Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology to support a Community Action Research Project (CARP) on livestock value chain in Tanzania. At RUFORUM, CARP grants are designed to encourage universities to develop and invest in more comprehensive and sustained action research into […] 0

108 proposals received for the 6th GRG Call Proposals – 29 Selected for funding

Mon, 08/06/2015 - 09:11
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has continued to strengthen its role as a knowledge and capacity building agency for 46 universities in 22 African countries. In furthering this mandate, RUFORUM runs a Competitive Grants Scheme (CGS) with Graduate Research Grants (GRG) being one of the key granting mechanism for supporting […] 0

Mobile phone app for Agricultural video animations

Thu, 04/06/2015 - 13:00
Scientific Animations Without Borders (SAWBO) has developed more than 30 different 2D and 3D animations with voice-overs in over 50 different languages. SAWBO works in three main areas: Agriculture, Health and Women’s Empowerment. SAWBO has now a mobile app that is available for any compatible Android device. Download the app in the Google Play market to […] 0

Terra Viva Grants Funding News for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Thu, 04/06/2015 - 10:11
Hohenheim University — Scholarships at the Food Security Center The Food Security Center at Hohenheim University plans to announce scholarships for postdoctoral researchers and PhD students. The PhD topics will be announced on 10 June 2015. The deadline for submitting applications is 29 June 2015. Link UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) — […] 0

Apply Now: MSc in Natural Resources Management for Tropical Rural Development

Thu, 04/06/2015 - 08:05
Application Deadline: Friday, 10 July 2015. The Application Procedure outlined below applies only to applicants from countries eligible for scholarships by the Italian Cooperation, and who are interested in the ‘Land and Water ‘ curriculum. Candidates from other countries, including Italy, are invited to apply directly to the University of Florence, at their own expense. In […] 0

First Regional Conference on Knowledge Management in Nairobi, Kenya

Fri, 29/05/2015 - 14:57
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30th June 2015  Information Africa Organization provides a regional platform for professional communication and understanding of the significance of KM for innovation. It gives a voice to KM on a regional scale and follows the developments in KM, promoting its practical implementation within the Africa. Papers presenting innovative projects, experience, […] 0

East Africa credit transfer scheme enters new phase

Fri, 29/05/2015 - 13:00
Written by Maina Waruru from the University World News – Africa Edition The East African Credit Accumulation and Transfer project undertaken by higher education authorities in the region’s five countries has entered a fifth phase, with experts agreeing on minimum standards for psychology, counselling, community development, developmental studies and social work programmes. The harmonisation initiative […] 0

In power shift, Nigeria’s Adesina wins thrilling continental battle for AfDB presidency | Mail & Guardian Africa

Fri, 29/05/2015 - 11:07
In power shift, Nigeria’s Adesina wins thrilling continental battle for AfDB presidency | Mail & Guardian Africa. NIGERIA’S Akinwumi Adesina was Thursday elected new president of the African Development Bank  (AfDB) in a thrilling vote that saw major heavyweights from North Africa and southern Africa were stripped away early in the opening rounds. The dapper bow-tie […] 0

CTA programme wins top UN prize for its youth and ICT work

Fri, 29/05/2015 - 10:04
The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) has been honoured in the prestigious 2015 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Project Prizes. The Centre won the e-agriculture category for its youth and ICT programme – Agriculture, Rural Development and Youth in the Information Society (ARDYIS).  The prize was presented in Geneva, Switzerland, […] 0

eCapacities Africa: Connecting training providers, workplaces and graduates

Wed, 27/05/2015 - 16:33
e-Capacities is an online marketplace for the supply and demand of capacities in strategic human capital formation. The platform provides a real-time review of the levels of capacity and demand in each participating country and dynamically estimates the capacity gaps for use in priority setting and targeting of investments. eCapacities connects training providers, workplaces and […] 0

QS Rankings: Stellenbosch University agriculture and forestry experts the most influential in SA

Wed, 27/05/2015 - 10:19
Written by: Engela Duvenhage from Stellenbosch University Where studies and research in agriculture and forestry are concerned, Stellenbosch University (SU) ranks as the most sought after and influential institution in South Africa. It is also ranked among the top 100 institutions worldwide in these fields, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject for 2015. […] 0

Moi University Principal to lead University Research in Kenya

Sat, 23/05/2015 - 09:00
Moi University researcher Prof. Fabian Omoding Esamai has been appointed to lead University Research Chairs (URC) programme in Kenya. Prof Esamai, who is also the Principal of the College of Health Sciences, emerged the best in a competitive selection process conducted by the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI). NACOSTI advertised for the […] 0

DAAD supports 17 academic staff mobility in RUFORUM Member Universities

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 14:52
Under the Academic Mobility thrust, 17 staff in RUFORUM Member Universities and research institutions from Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe have benefited to study Doctoral programmes in other countries within the ECSA region. RUFORUM has been partnering with Germany Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) since 2011 through the in-region fellowship programme. The partnership aims […] 0

ILRI-DAAD PhD Scholarships available

Fri, 22/05/2015 - 08:51
Deadline: 10th June, 2015 The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to enhance the roles livestock play in pathways out of poverty in developing countries. ILRI is a member of the CGIAR Consortium, a global research partnership of 15 centres working with many partners for a food-secure future. ILRI has two main campuses in East […] 0

PhDs in Focus: Helping Uganda’s neglected pastoralists

Wed, 20/05/2015 - 09:35
By Jon Spaull If you are unable to listen to this audio, please update your browser or click here to download the file [7.4MB] “I’m opening frontiers of research in an area where people don’t believe it’s possible to conduct research” says PhD student Anthony Egeru, who is studying the effects of climate change on […] 0

Call for Application: Student Innovations Grants

Wed, 20/05/2015 - 02:00
The Global Center for Food Systems Innovation (GCFSI) is seeking student applicants who can help create innovation[1] in the global food system by proposing innovative solutions to food system challenges. We are issuing this call for proposals to connect with student creativity and problem solving across higher education. We will award up to 15 grants […] 0

IFAMA names Johan Van Rooyen as new President-Elect

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 16:50
IFAMA is pleased to announce that Johan van Rooyen, Director, Standard Bank Centre for Agribusiness Leadership & Mentorship Development at Stellenbosch University in South Africa has been selected to serve as the next IFAMA President; a term beginning in June 2015-2017. “I’m honored to be selected for this appointment,” said Van Rooyen “Globally, the ag […] 0

University of Pretoria partners with the Australian Institute of Building

Tue, 19/05/2015 - 10:24
University of Pretoria (UP) is a Research-Intensive University that joined the RUFORUM Network in 2014 as a full member. The University fosters a holistic approach to education with academic activities that are enriched by community engagement and collaboration with other institutions, government and industry. The University of Pretoria recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) […] 0