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Bringing African universities to farmers

Mon, 05/01/2015 - 09:18
Written by Jon Spaull – SciDevNet This film focuses on the work of researchers from Makerere University, Uganda, in Rakai district, an area of the country whose farmers are particularly prone to climate change-induced water vulnerability. As part of the WATERCAP project, they have helped transform local people’s lives. Through the introduction of low-tech innovations, […] 0

Landmark move West: RUFORUM becomes continental organisation

Thu, 27/11/2014 - 08:54
At a prominent meeting of African Union (AU) officials and higher education actors from across the continent, held at the Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, between 23-24 November, the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) announced a landmark operational move to Western Africa. As part of […] 0

RUFORUM Launches the African Journal for Rural Development and expands its Network to West Africa

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 18:07
RUFORUM organized a side event at the ongoing FARA 15th anniversary celebrations in Johannesburg, South Africa. The two day event which was a consultation with deans and principals of African Schools/faculties and related sciences was summarized with the launch of the Africa Journal of Rural Development and the announcement of the West Africa as new […] 0

Agribusiness is the way to go for Africa. What is the role of African Universities?

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 12:09
As part of FARA’s 15th anniversary celebrations, RUFORUM held a two day consultation with deans and principals of African Schools/faculties and related sciences in Johannesburg, South Africa. It focused on developing RUFORUM’s second strategic and third business plan. Over 20 deans, principles and heads of Departments for Agricultural institutions and other private sector stakeholders from […] 0

Using communication to strengthen research

Wed, 05/11/2014 - 13:55
Written by Linda Nordling RUFORUM was featured among three organizations whose stories are meant to inspire institutions that would like to innovate their communication strategies. Institutions that want to showcase their research impacts and attract investors to their work. The stories were collected and written by Linda Nordling (freelance journalist, based in South Africa). You […] 0

What type of agriculture and food systems do we wish to see in 2030?

Mon, 27/10/2014 - 17:10
Prof. Adipala Ekwamu joined several delegates in Vienna for the agrinatura Science Days early this year.  The agrinatura Science Days brought together researchers and practitioners concerned with family farming, food security and transformative change in a single forum. The science days, hosted by the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, offered a unique opportunity […] 0

Sharing lessons on Mobility Programs implemented in Africa

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 09:30
Written by Munyaradzi Makoni – The University World News The University World News Interviewed Dr. Christoff Pauw and Mr. Richard Batte during the Fourth Biennial Conference in Maputo Mozambique. They shared their experiences from implementing Intra-ACP Academic Mobility Projects. The full article is available at The University World News Website. The managers of Africa’s intra-ACP […] 0

Reflecting upon Maputo

Thu, 18/09/2014 - 12:46
Written by: Moses Osiru – Deputy Executive Secretary, (RUFORUM) Nearly two months after the conclusion of RUFORUM’s Fourth Biennial Conference, held in Maputo, Mozambique, this is an opportune time for reflection. Intended to mark the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), African Heads of State declared 2014 the […] 0

Malawian president champions African agriculture

Tue, 16/09/2014 - 15:01
At a recent meeting at State House, Lilongwe, His Excellency Peter Arthur Mutharika, President of the Republic of Malawi pledged to champion the cause of agriculture and education across the continent. The meeting with the president, who was sworn into office earlier this year and is a former Minister for Education, Science and Technology, formed […] 0