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Education is a change catalyst

Latest Updates - 6 hours 52 min ago
Aipa Grace Bekah is a second year TAGDev student at Egerton University pursuing Bachelors of degree in Agricultural Education and Extension. The second born in a family of three hails from Turkana County, Northern Kenya; a pastoral community. She believes in education as the only equalizer. She was brought up by her grandmother alongside other thirteen grandchildren. School uniform, books, shoes were a luxury … Read More Education is a change catalyst

Eleven (11) RUFORUM Network Member Universities ranked among top Universities in Africa by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021

Latest Updates - Fri, 11/09/2020 - 19:04
Kampala 11 September 2020 The Times Higher Education World University Rankings, published once a year, assesses institutions worldwide across 13 performance indicators in five areas: teaching (30%), research (30%), citations (30%), international outlook (7.5%) and industry income (2.5%). This year more than 1 500 institutions were ranked in the 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, across 93 countries and regions with a … Read More Eleven (11) RUFORUM Network Member Universities ranked among top Universities in Africa by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021

Appel à contributions pour une Edition Spéciale de la Série des Documents de Travail de RUFORUM, Vol 19, 2021

Latest Updates - Wed, 09/09/2020 - 10:11
Dans le cadre de la conférence triennale de RUFORUM qui se tiendra du 6 au 10 décembre 2021 à Cotonou, au Bénin, RUFORUM invite les scientifiques, les spécialistes du développement et autres acteurs, en particulier de la République du Bénin, à soumettre des articles relayant leurs activités de recherche et développement. L’objectif est de promouvoir la visibilité des résultats de recherche et le partage … Read More Appel à contributions pour une Edition Spéciale de la Série des Documents de Travail de RUFORUM, Vol 19, 2021

Call for papers for a special Issue of RUFORUM Working Document Series, Vol 19, 2021

Latest Updates - Tue, 08/09/2020 - 17:58
In commemoration of the RUFORUM Triennial Conference to be held 6-10 December 2021 in Cotonou, Benin, RUFORUM invites scientists, development practitioners and other actors, especially from the Republic of Benin, to submit papers profiling their research and development activities. The aim is to promote visibility of research outputs and sharing development-oriented information especially from Africa. The RUFORUM Working Document Series is an online open-access … Read More Call for papers for a special Issue of RUFORUM Working Document Series, Vol 19, 2021

Request for Expressions of Interest for a Firm to Develop a Conference Mobile Apps for RUFORUM Triennial in Benin, December 2021

Latest Updates - Sat, 05/09/2020 - 17:49
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), located at Main Campus, Makerere University, Kampala – Uganda is a continental network of 126 Universities in 38 African countries, with a vision of Vibrant, transformative Universities catalysing sustainable, inclusive agricultural development to feed and create prosperity for Africa. After every three (3) years RUFORUM hold its Triennial conference in a Pre –nominated country … Read More Request for Expressions of Interest for a Firm to Develop a Conference Mobile Apps for RUFORUM Triennial in Benin, December 2021

Call for papers for 2021 Triennial Conference Scientific Sessions

Latest Updates - Mon, 17/08/2020 - 14:29
Background The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is a network of 128 universities in 38 African countries. It was established in 2004 to (i) foster integration of African universities into the national agricultural innovation systems (NAIS); (ii) provide a platform for training quality graduates to support development processes in Africa; (iii) rationalize resource use and enhance economies of scale and … Read More Call for papers for 2021 Triennial Conference Scientific Sessions

RUFORUM awards 10 Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Latest Updates - Mon, 03/08/2020 - 13:06
 Kampala 03, August 2020 The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 128 Universities in 38 African Countries, is pleased to announce the recipients of the two year Post-doctoral Fellowships funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The 10 Fellowships targeted former beneficiaries of regional doctoral training programmes funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York through RUFORUM. … Read More RUFORUM awards 10 Post-Doctoral Fellowships

RUFORUM awards 42 Doctoral Research Grants

Latest Updates - Sat, 01/08/2020 - 11:30
Kampala 31, July 2020 The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 128 Universities in 38 African Countries, is pleased to announce the recipients of the two year Doctoral Research Grants funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The grants targeted registered PhD candidates in one of the RUFORUM Network universities as Graduate Teaching Assistants. The call for … Read More RUFORUM awards 42 Doctoral Research Grants

Pre-Call Announcement for 2021 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition

Latest Updates - Thu, 16/07/2020 - 16:46
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 128 Universities in 38 African Countries, is pleased to notify the prospective applicants of the upcoming call for 2021 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC). The overall purpose of the RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC) is to catalyse entrepreneurship through promotion of business innovation and provision of seed funding to … Read More Pre-Call Announcement for 2021 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition

Precall Announcement for RUFORUM Young Scientists Award (YSA)

Latest Updates - Sun, 12/07/2020 - 16:07
Background The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), established by ten Vice Chancellors in 2004, is a consortium of 128 African universities operating within 38 countries spanning the African continent. RUFORUM is coordinated by a Secretariat hosted by Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. RUFORUM supports universities to address the important and largely unfulfilled role that universities play in contributing to the well‐being of … Read More Precall Announcement for RUFORUM Young Scientists Award (YSA)

The fruit of my PhD journey: Dr. Janet C. Achora

Latest Updates - Sun, 12/07/2020 - 15:13
 Background My Journey into the PhD program began when we were invited by our partners from the School of Agricultural Sciences, Makerere University to partner in the development of a proposal. This proposal was for the competitive grants that had been advertised under the RUFORUM Community Action Research Program (CARP). At that time, I was working with an NGO (Women of Uganda Network), where … Read More The fruit of my PhD journey: Dr. Janet C. Achora

[Issue 62] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Latest Updates - Fri, 05/06/2020 - 09:38
Daily Maverick Our universities need to change for an as yet unimagined future (South Africa) South Africa needs to build national capacity for an economy that needs skills that are radical and complex. In order to facilitate this, we need to ‘decolumnise’ campuses from the grand colosseums to a vibrant, insightful, smart network of decentralised partners.  Here is something that should scare and excite … Read More [Issue 62] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

It is beyond high yield when selecting cassava varieties for planting. An experience from Bukedea and Kumi districts in Uganda

Latest Updates - Tue, 26/05/2020 - 14:40
As a son of a farmer, I am always compounded and reminded of Bill Gates quotation “Innovations that are guided by smallholder farmers, adapted to local circumstances, and sustainable for the economy and environment will be necessary to ensure food security in the future”. Therefore, I strive to emulate on the farming practices of my fore fathers and at the same time improve on … Read More It is beyond high yield when selecting cassava varieties for planting. An experience from Bukedea and Kumi districts in Uganda

Farmer Misconceptions of Cassava Diseases, Income and Food Security Opportunities from Cassava Production in Coastal Kenya

Latest Updates - Tue, 26/05/2020 - 14:26
Having grown and brought up in western part of Kenya, where cassava is one of the major foods and a week cannot go without ‘Ugali’ made from cassava and sorghum this was my first encounter with the Kenyan coast. I had higher expectations and according to the stories I have been since my childhood about the people in the Kenyan coastal region. This ranging … Read More Farmer Misconceptions of Cassava Diseases, Income and Food Security Opportunities from Cassava Production in Coastal Kenya

[Issue 61] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Latest Updates - Tue, 26/05/2020 - 13:45
IAEA News Benin enhances production and export of soybean using Bio-fertilizers and isotopic technology (Benin) Poor soil fertility meant low yields and insufficient income for soybean farmers in the West African nation of Benin. Thanks to the use of bio-fertilizers, improved using isotopic techniques, they have increased their production significantly, with the support of the IAEA in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization … Read More [Issue 61] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 52-60] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Latest Updates - Tue, 26/05/2020 - 13:35
University World News Over 100 PhDs face review in single university (Kenya) Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) has defended as “meritoriously earned” its doctoral degrees awarded over the past year – despite a recent report by the regulator highlighting inadequate supervision and other irregularities which has thrown the validity of up to 118 PhDs into doubt. The Quality Audit Panel of … Read More [Issue 52-60] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

EID MUBARAK to all Muslim communities

Latest Updates - Mon, 25/05/2020 - 10:23
RUFORUM Secretariat wish all Muslim communities happy Eid Elfetter

Post-Graduate Student Internship Opportunity at the MOI ACC

Latest Updates - Mon, 18/05/2020 - 10:07
Moi University African Cluster Centre (Moi-ACC) is one of the four African Clusters affiliated with the University of Bayreuth Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence in African Studies Initiative. We are pleased to announce a Student Internship program at the ACC. Download the full advert

Let’s talk agribusiness: Opportunities in the cassava value chain at the Kenya Coast region

Latest Updates - Fri, 15/05/2020 - 13:46
Mention to anyone from Kenya that you are at the Coast and quickly in their mind they will think you have gone to relax your mind, enjoy nature and explore the Coast line; basically the Coast in Kenya is synonymous with tourism!. Actually, having pleasure of your life can happen anywhere but this is not what took me to the Kenyan coast this time … Read More Let’s talk agribusiness: Opportunities in the cassava value chain at the Kenya Coast region

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