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[Thought Piece] Transforming higher education – the road tailored to meet the development needs from The National University of Agriculture

Sat, 21/05/2022 - 19:33
ContextUniversities in developing countries in general and in particular in Benin are set up to meet the training needs of technical executives in different professional fields. In many cases these universities were created without due preparation and the minimum infrastructure and facilities necessary for proper functioning is limited. However, like others, these universities must respond... Continue Reading →

Intra-Africa Mobility for Training Agribusiness and Food Systems Scientists for African Agriculture (TAFSA) Scholarship Advertisement for Cohort 2

Thu, 19/05/2022 - 11:18
About TAFSA ProgramIntra-Africa Mobility to Train Agribusiness and Food System Scientists for African Agriculture (TAFSA) is funded by the European Union (EU). The program is run by 5 African Universities namely, Eduardo Mondlane University (Mozambique); Gulu University (Uganda); Makerere University (Uganda); University of Abomey Calavi (Benin), and University of Pretoria (South Africa). The goal of... Continue Reading →

TABLE Call for proposals

Mon, 16/05/2022 - 15:22
Are you a researcher or a food systems practitioner affiliated with an institution based in Central and South America, Africa, the Middle East or Asia? Do you have a nuanced understanding of some of the debates about what a ‘good future’ for food looks like, and a desire to explore and share the various angles... Continue Reading →

[Thought Piece] Developing university competitiveness through human capital development, collaborations and entrepreneurship

Mon, 16/05/2022 - 13:03
Universities, private and public, are responsible for teaching, research, publishing, consultancy services and advancing human development. Over the years, funding of public universities through the Exchequer has been the Government’s prerogative, and was possible when the demand for university education was low. However, the increase in demand for university education has led to establishment of... Continue Reading →

My grandmother inspired me to establish a business enterprise in herbal medicine

Mon, 16/05/2022 - 11:28
I was born in the family of Mr Katebarirwe Alfred in 1980 in Nyakatugunda Ndeija Rwampala (Uganda). We are a family of three sons and two daughters. I attained A-level certificate and diploma in business administration; I got an opportunity to work with a health organization in the names of Norland Industrial Health Group from... Continue Reading →

A pathway to inclusivity through agriculture in Africa

Thu, 12/05/2022 - 14:26
A host of leading experts on international knowledge cooperation joined for the Shaping Futures symposium in The Hague earlier this month. The event was part of the celebrations of 70 years of Nuffic. This year we celebrate seven decades of strengthening education systems and investing in empowerment through international knowledge exchange. Among the group of expert speakers... Continue Reading →

I run a beeswax business in my home town

Thu, 05/05/2022 - 11:47
My name is Victor Gordon Akejo and I am a TAGDEV student from Uganda. I study at Egerton University, Kenya. One of the main entrepreneurial projects I’m involved in back home is selling beeswax. I started this business during the COVID-19 lockdown because of its ready market. Beeswax are used in the manufacture of candles,... Continue Reading →

[Press Release] Ten (10) RUFORUM Member Universities ranked among 1,406 universities in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022

Wed, 04/05/2022 - 09:45
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) strives to support its member universities to deliver quality education through cutting edge research, innovation and academic mobility to enable them rank higher globally. With the controversies surrounding University rankings, they have remained relevant in demonstrating the value of institutions of Higher Learning. In the... Continue Reading →


Tue, 03/05/2022 - 13:06
A. BackgroundWith the current geometric rise in Africa’s population estimated to reach about 2.6 billion by 2050 and a growth rate of more than 2.5% p.a. (Population of Africa, 2019), it becomes imperative that agriculture and food systems (AFS) are reviewed to embrace innovative approaches for sustaining and improving the system from production to utilization.... Continue Reading →

RUFORUM Webinar Series / Public Consultation

Mon, 02/05/2022 - 15:16
The AU-EU Innovation Agenda is an ambitious unprecedented initiative aiming to translate Research & Innovation endeavours into tangible businesses, services and jobs, in Africa and Europe. The Agenda foresees short-, medium- and long-term actions in the four joint AU-EU priority areas of Research & Innovation, namely (i) Public Health, (ii) Green Transition (encompassing Food and... Continue Reading →

Happy Eid-Al-Fitr

Sat, 30/04/2022 - 19:26
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) wishes the Muslim community a happy Eid-Al-Fitr celebration.


Thu, 28/04/2022 - 12:15
Call for Innovation Research Proposals The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM;, on behalf of the Research and Innovation Network for Responsible Artificial Intelligence for Climate Action in Africa [RESEN-RAICAIA],in partnership with West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL; and AKADEMIYA2063 ( ), invites... Continue Reading →

History of Kivu Agro Business

Wed, 27/04/2022 - 09:50
Kivu Agro Business (KAB) is an agricultural company founded by Mugisho Banga Jean de Dieu who is an Agronomist. The company initially evolved in  an informal sector for three years (2017-2020). Towards the end of 2019, a decision to formalize the company was undertaken and this was effected at the beginning of 2020. The company... Continue Reading →

Opening remarks by Dr Alice Mutiti Mweetwa, RUFORUM Deputy Executive Secretary During The: MODULAR TRAINING PROGRAMME

Tue, 26/04/2022 - 11:32
On Public Policy Cycles for Family Farming for State and Non-Sate Actors in Zambia, 25thApril, 2022 The Food and Agricultural Organization Representative in Zambia, Her Excellency, Madame Suze Percy Filippini Representatives of Family Farming Unit of Food and Agricultural Organization at Rome The Dean of the School of Agricultural Sciences or His representative Directors and... Continue Reading →

[Press Release] FAO, RUFORUM and UNZA collaborate to build capacity for creating an enabling policy environment to support family farmers

Fri, 22/04/2022 - 17:12
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) and the University of Zambia (UNZA) will host a “Public Policy Cycles for Family Farming Training Program for State and Non-State Actors in Zambia” in Siavonga, Zambia from 25 – 29 April,... Continue Reading →

[Thought Piece] How could Higher Education help in China-Africa South-South Cooperation? A Case of China Agricultural University

Tue, 19/04/2022 - 11:51
Introduction Poverty eradication and zero hunger are two challenging Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN) for the Global South to achieve. With China’s experience of eradicating extreme poverty by 2020, development knowledge applicable to the Global South needs to be co-found, co-produced, and co-innovated, together with peers in Africa. The UN framework... Continue Reading →

[Press Release] Official Launch of the PhD Programme in Agroecology and Climate Sciences at the Evangelical University in Africa (UEA) in Bukavu, DR Congo

Tue, 19/04/2022 - 10:10
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with four of its member universities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) namely: Evangelical University in Africa (UEA), Catholic University of Bukavu (UCB), Official University of Bukavu (UOB) and Catholic University of Graben (UCG) launched a PhD programme in Agroecology and... Continue Reading →

Giving Back to Society – The Story of a TAGDev Alumni

Fri, 15/04/2022 - 16:58
My name is Nafula Marveen and I recently graduated from Gulu University with a Masters degree in Food Security and Community Nutrition, courtesy of Mastercard foundation through RUFORUM. Growing up, I had a passion for transforming the community and touching lives because I know how it feels to change someone’s story. My narrative changed when... Continue Reading →

[Press Release] BRIDGIN Foundation provides a Grant of USD 500 Million to the Uganda Government for the Higher Education Sector

Thu, 14/04/2022 - 17:15
Kampala, 12 April 2022. The BRIDGIN Foundation is to provide a grant of US500 million to Uganda Government to establish four High Tech Higher Education centres in Uganda including a Medical Hospital for Makerere University. The Grant includes US$65 million for construction of the Headquarters of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM)... Continue Reading →

Happy Easter Celebration

Thu, 14/04/2022 - 09:30
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture wishes all Christians a happy Easter celebration filled with peace and joy. Have a joyous celebration!