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RUFORUM awards six grants for Dryland Cereals Research

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 16:57
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to announce the recipients of Dryland Cereal Research grants and Research Internships (MSc and Doctoral Field Attachments). RUFORUM in collaboration with CGIAR is implementing the Dryland Cereals Programme responding to the new RUFORUM business strategic plan 2020 which aims to build capacity of […] 0

Call for Manuscripts: African Journal for Rural Development

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 16:24
About the Journal The African Journal of Rural Development (AJRD) is an online open access scientific journal that publishes articles thrice a year. It is a multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal with an ultimate purpose of sharing and increasing the depth of knowledge on aspects of sustainable rural development. The Journal welcomes submission of manuscripts that meet […] 0

Consultancy Opportunities: Country Level Study on the Status of the Higher Agricultural Education Sector

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 12:02
Science, technology and innovation is critical for responding to the challenges of African agriculture and to elevate its performance and contribution towards economic development and poverty alleviation. Universities have a key role to play in producing the next generation of the African workforce, including researchers/scientists, extension and advisory service practitioners, input dealers and other development […] 0

AgShare-Prioritizing Professional Development Needs for African Universities

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 16:57
The AgShare project aims to create a scalable and sustainable method of filling critical gaps in agriculture related curriculum through a redesigned MSc process. The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) supports universities to address the important and largely unfulfilled role that universities play in contributing to the well‐being of small‐scale farmers […] 0

Announcing RUFORUM’s 11th Annual General Assembly and 15th Board Meeting

Tue, 23/06/2015 - 09:18
27-29 August, Windhoek Namibia We are pleased to announce the RUFORUM 11th Annual General Meeting (AGM) that will take place 27-29 August, 2015 in Windhoek, Namibia. This year’s AGM will be hosted by the Government of Namibia and University of Namibia. The RUFORUM AGM provides a platform for RUFORUM member universities to lesson learn from […] 0

Job Opportunity: Senior Scientist-Sorghum Breeding

Mon, 22/06/2015 - 12:44
ICRISAT is a non-profit organization that helps empower poor people in the rural drylands of Africa and Asia to overcome poverty, hunger and malnutrition, through making agriculture profitable and sustainable.  We achieve this through scientific advancements and working in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders. ICRISAT, established in 1972 is a member of the […] 0

Event: AFAAS Africa wide Agricultural Extension Week, 2015

Fri, 19/06/2015 - 20:34
Date: 5- 10 October 2015 Theme: “Reinvigorating Extension Services for Market-led Agriculture within the Context of the Malabo Declaration” AFAAS is a continental platform for mutual learning and innovation among agricultural extension and advisory services providers across Africa. From its inception, AFAAS had aligned itself with CAADP Pillar IV (technology generation, dissemination, adoption and training). […] 0

Job Opportunity at RUFORUM: Manager, Information & Technology (Ref: RUF/JOB/20/15)

Fri, 19/06/2015 - 19:36
RUFORUM is seeking for a well-qualified and motivated candidate to fill the position of Manager, Information &Technology (IT) at its Secretariat based at Makerere University Main Campus, Kampala, Uganda. Candidates from outside Uganda are especially encouraged to apply. The position of Manager IT is intended to strengthen the strategic role of IT to support RUFORUM’s […] 0

Save the date: Announcing the 5th African Higher Education Week

Fri, 19/06/2015 - 17:10
RUFORUM is pleased to announce the 5th African Higher Education Week to be held in Stellenbosch University and Spier Winery & Conference Centre, South Africa from 19-23 September, 2016. Over 700 participants representing Higher Education, Agricultural development, Civil Society and Private Sector are expected to attend. The overall theme will be “Linking Universities with Private […] 0

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