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[Press Release] Venues for RUFORUM Annual General Meetings Agreed upon and 14 New Member Universities admitted

Sun, 01/01/2023 - 00:42
RUFORUM today held its Annual General Business Meeting at the Harare International Conference Centre, Zimbabwe. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) brings together leaders of RUFORUM Member Universities, Governance organs and other actors from especially Agriculture and Education, Science, Technology and Innovation sectors from within and outside Africa. The weeklong event, held 12-16 December 2022 was... Continue Reading →

Appreciation for Career Advancement support and for the assignment on profiling ST&I Status in Malawi

Sat, 31/12/2022 - 22:07
Dear Prof Adipala, Let me begin by appreciating the opportunity given to me to profile ST&I status in Malawi. I did not take the opportunity for granted. I really appreciate from the bottom of my heart. I do not have the right words to express my gratitude to you Prof because of the significant role... Continue Reading →

An Appreciation Testimony by Prof. Johnny Mugisha, Makerere University – Uganda

Sat, 31/12/2022 - 17:45
First, I want to congratulate you upon successfully steering RUFORUM right from the time it evolved from FORUM in 2004. You have had sleepless nights, you have sacrificed yourself for the sake of African Universities; the academic staff and the students. Your selflessness beats every record. Your effort of inclusiveness is written on every wall. I am... Continue Reading →

The RUFORUM 18th Annual General Meeting: Theme: “ Strengthening Africa’s Agri-food Systems in the Post COVID-19 Era – Opportunities and Challenges” Venue: Harare International Conference Centre, Zimbabwe || Date: 12th -16th December 2022 – Highlights

Fri, 23/12/2022 - 14:50
Several Pre-AGM Events: August to November 2022 Main AGM Events: December 2022 Please to read AGM highlights in details click here                  

RUFORUM wishes you all Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Fri, 23/12/2022 - 14:33
The RUFORUM Secretariat wishes you a Merry Christmas and Happy New year 2023.We thank you partnering with us this year. We look forward to more fruitful partnerships next year

Farewell Message from the Outgoing RUFORUM Executive Secretary, Prof Adipala Ekwamu

Sat, 17/12/2022 - 17:40
In late 2003 I was appointed by 10 Vice Chancellors from five countries (Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda and Zimbabwe) to set up RUFORUM (Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture) as a member-based organisation for collaborative undertakings by the 10 Universities for strengthening graduate training and research linked to addressing the needs of small... Continue Reading →

The 18th RUFORUM Annual General Meeting 2022 – Harare, Zimbabwe: A Daily Brief on the 18th RUFORUM AGM Week #RUFORUMAGM2022, 12-December, 2022 | Volume 1, Issue 2

Mon, 12/12/2022 - 21:30
The 2022 edition of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Africa, (RUFORUM) is underway in Harare, Zimbabwe with the session on “Building a Movement of Change makers in Africa”, being the highlight of the continent’s blue riband academic and research event on Sunday,11 December, 2022. Organized in conjunction with the MasterCard Foundation, the... Continue Reading →

The 18th RUFORUM Annual General Meeting 2022 – Harare, Zimbabwe: A Daily Brief on the 18th RUFORUM AGM Week #RUFORUMAGM2022, 11-December, 2022 | Volume 1, Issue 1

Sun, 11/12/2022 - 15:55
I warmly welcome you to RUFORUM’s 18th Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will be held from the 12th to the 16th of December in Harare, Zimbabwe. The RUFORUM AGM brings together a collective of likeminded key players in the Agricultural and Education value chains who will play a pivotal role in forging sustainable solutions to... Continue Reading →

Program for the 18th RUFORUM Annual General Meeting

Tue, 06/12/2022 - 15:02
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to share the final program for the 18th RUFORUM Annual General Meeting slated for 12th 16th December 2022 at Harare International Conference Center under the theme “Strengthening Africa’s Agri-food Systems in the Post COVID-19 Era – Opportunities and Challenges”. This year, the AGM... Continue Reading →

BRIDGIN Foundation Offers USD 6.8 Billion Grant to the Government of Malawi

Mon, 05/12/2022 - 14:14
Monday, 28th November 2022 – In 2019, the BRIDGIN foundation attended the RUFORUM Annual General Meeting in Ghana which strengthened the partnership between RUFORUM and the Foundation that has led to the signing of a game-changing $6.8 billion (about K7 trillion) grant between the Malawi Government and BRIDGIN Foundation of Belgium to implement the seven... Continue Reading →

[RUFORUM AGM 2022] Pre-event Bringing our soils back: enhancing soil health and fragile ecosystem management in the Middle East and Africa

Wed, 23/11/2022 - 10:39
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has been supporting human capital development in soil science and related fields through regional training programmes and research grants. In the same vein, RUFORUM is participating in the development of an African Union Commission conceived Soil Initiative for Africa (SIA) spearheaded by the Forum for... Continue Reading →

Climate action is a key HE mandate and in need of funding

Fri, 11/11/2022 - 08:44
As the Sharm el-Sheikh climate summit, COP27, unfolds, the higher education community are grasping the opportunity to put some of their demands on the conference table in Egypt, including calls to strengthen educational and research capacities of universities and research centres to tackle the impact of climate change. Dr Jackline Nyerere, a senior lecturer of... Continue Reading →

[RUFORUM AGM 2022] Pre-event A TAGDev Alumni Event: The movement of change-makers in Africa

Sat, 05/11/2022 - 16:40
RUFORUM with its TAGDev Alumni are organising a online convening. the Objective of this webinar is to provide a platform for TAGDev beneficiaries (students and alumni) to share their experiences and the impact of the program on their lives, institutions, and communities with Mastercard Foundation and a global audience. Themes                                                                                                                              The webinar will convey the... Continue Reading →

New observatory an asset for mitigating climate change

Sat, 05/11/2022 - 08:39
The Regional Research Observatory on the Environment and Climate (RROEC) has been inaugurated in Djibouti in a bid to produce data and climate models to inform political decisions on climate adaptation and resilience for the country and across the East African region. Established with the assistance of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), RROEC was... Continue Reading →

[Press Release] Twenty (20) winners of RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition 2022 announced

Wed, 26/10/2022 - 10:14
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to announce the 20 winners of the 2022 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition. The competition attracted 136 applications from 16 countries in Africa namely Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and... Continue Reading →

University Outreach Project Teaching Tissue Culture to Potato Farmers

Tue, 25/10/2022 - 08:51
World Food Day is celebrated on October 16, 2022, with the theme Leave NO ONE behind. During this week IPS will look at features that showcase better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life. Nairobi, Oct 11 2022 (IPS) – Until a few years ago, Kenyan potato farmer Richard Mbaria used to harvest... Continue Reading →

Tissue culture tech boosts Kenya’s potato yields

Mon, 24/10/2022 - 11:19
[NAIROBI] A community project that provides farmers with healthy potato seeds, cultivated using innovative laboratory techniques is significantly increasing yields in Kenya, an agricultural expert says. Kenya’s average potato yield per hectare is around ten tonnes but has the potential to increase to three times that amount with the use of disease-free seeds, according to Anthony Kibe,... Continue Reading →

Balancing life as a postgraduate student is a challenge

Mon, 24/10/2022 - 10:11
My name is Enock Rugut. I am a second-year masters student at Egerton University located in Njoro, Kenya, where I am working on a degree in plant breeding. I am working on clean potato seed production under the Community Action Research Project (CARP) under the supervision of Professor Anthony Kibe, the principal investigator. My research project thus... Continue Reading →

Project seen as ‘great achievement’ for HE in Africa

Sat, 22/10/2022 - 03:16
The World Bank-sponsored African Centres of Excellence (ACEs) implemented across the continent have contributed significantly to the growth in the number of doctorates and masters degrees on the continent over the past eight years, graduating 2,370 PhD and a total of 11,539 MSc degree students. The project, divided into ACE I, implemented in the West... Continue Reading →

[RUFORUM AGM 2022 – Webinar] Pre-event Exploring future frontiers for global collaboration and partnership in the field of higher education and research in Africa

Fri, 14/10/2022 - 17:39
RUFORUM is organising a high level online convening that will bring together policy makers, thought leaders, experts and RUFORUM’s partners to dialogue and reflect on the past & present, and envision a transformed higher education sector that meets the global, continental, regional and national requisite skills and knowledge in agriculture, science, technology and innovation for... Continue Reading →