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IITA’s Integrated Molecular and Conventional Breeding Scheme for Enhancing Genetic Gain in Maize.

Tue, 04/01/2022 - 09:51
Shortly after completing my MSc. studies at Gulu University, I was offered an opportunity for internship at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) based in Ibadan, Nigeria under a research program entitled “Integrated Molecular and Conventional Breeding Scheme for Enhancing Genetic Gain in Maize in Africa”. The program is under Dr. Abebe Menkir who... Continue Reading →

Call for Doctoral Fellowships: RM/2022/Post Doc/02

Mon, 03/01/2022 - 10:57
Applications are invited for three post-doctoral fellowships to be based at Makerere University Regional Center for Crop Improvement (MaRCCI). This fellowship is aimed at supporting training and mentoring the most promising young scientists in Africa to become independent, internationally-recognized research leaders in the field of Plant Breeding, Biotechnology and Seed Systems. Successful applicants will develop... Continue Reading →

Call for Post- Doctoral Fellowships: RU/2022/Post Doc/01

Mon, 03/01/2022 - 10:52
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a network of 129 universities in 38 African countries, with funding from Carnegie Cooperation of New York invites applications from former RUFORUM-Carnegie supported doctoral alumni and others for 24 months post-doctoral fellowships to be based at a RUFORUM member university. The 24 months post-doctoral fellowships... Continue Reading →

Advert for Recruitment of Systems Accountant at RUFORUM Secretariat

Sat, 01/01/2022 - 00:32
We are retained by the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) to identify a competent individual to fill the post of a Systems Accountant (SA). The position is based at the RUFORUM Secretariat in Kampala, Uganda.  RUFORUM operation is guided by its Vision 2030 Strategy (The African Universities’ Agenda for Agricultural Higher... Continue Reading →

RUFORUM thanks message for participating in the Seventh Africa Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Triennial Conference 2021

Mon, 20/12/2021 - 08:49
Thank you very much for participating in the Seventh Africa Higher Week and RUFORUM Triennial Conference 2021 held at Palais des Congres de Cotonou in Benin. Your participation and support mean a lot to the RUFORUM Community. Let us continue to support each other throughout the coming years. May you have a happy 2021 ending... Continue Reading →

RUFORUM wishes you all Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Mon, 20/12/2021 - 08:33
RUFORUM wishes you the melody and spirit of the holidays fill your home with love and peace. RUFORUM wish you Happy Holidays merry Christmas and happy New Year 2022!

[Press Release] RUFORUM Signs a Memorandum of Understanding for collaboration in the advancement of research and quality postgraduate studies

Mon, 20/12/2021 - 06:44
Kampala 17 December 2021: The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) and the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for collaboration in the advancement of research and quality postgraduate studies. RUFORUM is a consortium of 146 African universities operating within 38 countries spanning the African... Continue Reading →

FAMILY STORE Produce Enterprises Participation at the AU Youth Start-Ups Exhibition in Durban, KwaZulu Natal South Africa.

Wed, 08/12/2021 - 16:49
On the 14th of October 2021, FAMILY STORE Produce Enterprises www.familystorepe.com, a youth-led social enterprise established in Northern Uganda received a letter informing the Management of the invitation to the AU Youth Start-Up Pavilion as a winner of the Global Youth Start-Up competition 2020-2021. Selected from over 5,000 applicants, FAMILY STORE Produce Enterprises was among... Continue Reading →

Family farmers policy champions forum established in Uganda

Sun, 05/12/2021 - 20:44
Technical Officers from the Government of Uganda Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) agreed to establish a Policy Forum for family farming in Uganda. The Forum called “Family Farming Policy Champions – Uganda” was inaugurated after a five-day residential training on “Policy Cycles for Family Farming for State and Non-State Actors held from 15th to 19th... Continue Reading →

[Press Release] RUFORUM Delegation Meets the Minister of Higher Education and Other Government Officials from the Democratic Republic of Congo

Sun, 05/12/2021 - 16:21
Cotonou 30th November 2021: The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) delegation had today a dinner meeting with the DRC Minister of Higher Education and his delegation for informal discussions about the arrangements of the RUFORUM Triennial Conference and the status and future perspective of the Ministry in enhancing quality education on... Continue Reading →

RUFORUM Delegation pays Courtesy Call on Her Excellence Madam Chabi Talata, the Vice President of the Republic of Benin

Fri, 03/12/2021 - 15:12
Cotonou, 1st December 2021- A delegation from RUFORUM led by the Executive Secretary Professor Adipala Ekwamu paid a Courtesy Call on Her Excellence Madam Chabi Talata, the Vice President of the Republic of Benin. The call followed an earlier visit to the Hon. Professor Eléonore Ladekan Yayi, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and... Continue Reading →

[Press Release] RUFORUM Delegation Meets Two Beninese Ministers and Other Government Officials, Republic of Benin

Fri, 03/12/2021 - 00:38
Cotonou 29 November 2021: The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) delegation today met two Ministers of Beninese Government to update them about the arrangements of the RUFORUM Triennial Conference and to thank the Government for accepting to host this year’s Conference. The RUFORUM Delegation, led by Professor Adipala Ekwamu, the Executive... Continue Reading →

Eco-Farms Liberia Limited

Sat, 27/11/2021 - 22:03
Eco-Farms Liberia Limited is an inclusive solution-oriented private business enterprise established in 2021 to address the demand for high-quality meat in Liberia. We work through two distinct innovative and impact-focused clusters; the production, marketing, and sales cluster (PMAS), and the Research, Innovation, technology, and knowledge transfer cluster (RIKOT).  At the production, marketing, and sales cluster,... Continue Reading →

[Press Release] Promoting Inclusive Rural Transformation in Africa

Wed, 24/11/2021 - 15:23
On Thursday 18th November 2021, The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and, in close collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), hosted the High-Level Event on Promoting Inclusive Rural Transformation in Africa: Evidence in favour of... Continue Reading →

Blackand Consultancy

Tue, 23/11/2021 - 21:12
Blackand is a client-focused business delivering high-quality professional services. We add value to client’s businesses by providing them with sustainable solutions. Through the feedback from our clients and suppliers, we are able to improve our service delivery. Blackand consultancy is committed to an active role in the local communities within which it operates, contributing towards... Continue Reading →

Comrade Dairy and Food Enterprises

Sun, 14/11/2021 - 20:53
Comrade Dairy and Food Enterprises was established in 2018 by Egerton University Comrades. The company is located in Njoro sub-county. The main objective of the business is to procure, process and sell high quality milk products. Our first market segment is the students at Egerton university and the areas surrounding Njoro. The enterprise is dully... Continue Reading →

High Level Dissemination of the FAO Social Protection Studies

Tue, 09/11/2021 - 19:34
Join our team of experts in high level dissemination of the FAO social protection studies under the theme: PROMOTING INCLUSIVE RURAL TRANSFORMATION IN AFRICA: Evidence in favour of improved coherence between social protection and rural development policy. Date: Thursday 18th November 2021 Time: 16:00-18:00 EAT | 13:00-15:00 GMTRegistration Link: https://bit.ly/3zKIwww

Amazing Grace Agro Centre (AGAC) Bamenda

Sun, 07/11/2021 - 19:57
Through the support from RUFORUM, Amazing Grace Agro Centre (AGAC) Bamenda has been established with the aim of producing and selling high quality piggery products using IMO technology. Amazing Grace Agro Centre works with school dropouts and displaced youths in Bamenda. The Amazing Grace Agro Centre Bamenda deals in pork production because pork is one... Continue Reading →

Blended Agribusiness Powered Entrepreneurship (BAPE)

Sun, 07/11/2021 - 18:45
Blended Agribusiness Powered Entrepreneurship (BAPE) business aims at increasing the level of youth employment, food security and agricultural commercialization. To achieve these objectives, BAPE focuses on building the capacity of youths and other agro value chain actors in agribusiness through: experiential entrepreneurship training, offering agribusiness consultancy services, and promoting the commercialization of sustainable climate smart... Continue Reading →

Proposal Development for Academic Purposes: Responding to the FID Call for Grant Proposals

Sun, 07/11/2021 - 18:03
As part of the current ongoing activities of the Seventh Africa Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Triennial Conference, RUFORUM is pleased to invite you to a virtual training on Proposal Development for Academic Purposes: Responding to the FID Call for Grant Proposals. The training is scheduled for 8th -12th November 2021 starting at 11:00am EAT.... Continue Reading →

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