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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 →

Intra-Africa Mobility for Training Agribusiness and Food Systems Scientists for African Agriculture (TAFSA): Call for Degree Seeking Mobility, Cohort III

Sat, 08/10/2022 - 12:05
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 →

Job Opportunity: Administrative Assistant at RUFORUM Secretariat

Sat, 08/10/2022 - 10:36
DAMA CONSULTANTS LIMITED We are retained by the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) to identify a competent, dedicated and highly inspirational individuals to fill the posts at the RUFORUM Regional Node for Southern Africa being established in Malawi. The positions will be based in Lilongwe, Malawi. About RUFORUM The Regional Universities... Continue Reading →

Opportunités de Formation de Troisième Cycle dans le cadre du Programme d’Assistanat d’Enseignement Supérieur de RUFORUM (GTA)

Fri, 07/10/2022 - 18:43
Lors de la réunion annuelle des Vice-Chanceliers / Présidents / Directeurs de Section / Recteurs des Universités Membres de RUFORUM (voir les liens sur le Dépliant de RUFORUM et l’Aperçu de RUFORUM) qui s’est tenue le 11 novembre 2020, les Vice-Chanceliers ont réaffirmé leur engagement envers le Programme d’Assistanat d’Enseignement Supérieur (GTA) qu’ils ont initié... Continue Reading →

Postgraduate Training Opportunities under the RUFORUM

Fri, 07/10/2022 - 18:38
Graduate Teaching Assistantship Program (GTA) – October 2022 [English] During the annual meeting of Vice Chancellors/Presidents/Principals/Rectors of RUFORUM Member Universities (see links about RUFORUM flier and RUFORUM at a Glance) held on 11th November 2020, the Vice Chancellors re-affirmed their commitment to the Graduate Teaching Assistantship Program that they initiated in 2014. The objectives of... Continue Reading →

[RUFORUM Postdoc Fellowship] Dr. Matia MUKAMA – My PhD journey!

Fri, 30/09/2022 - 08:20
Having been fully immersed in the research and knowledge industry through my MSc (Food Science) training under the South African Research Chair in Postharvest Technology (SARChI-Postharvest) at Stellenbosch University under leadership of Distinguished Prof. Umezuruike Linus Opara, I was excited when Prof (U.L. Opara) on my MSc graduation day (9th Dec 2015) encouraged and recommended... Continue Reading →

[RUFORUM Postdoc Fellowship] Dr. Aloys Fashaho’s Doctoral Studies Experience Under RUFORUM Graduate Teaching Assistantship Programme

Fri, 30/09/2022 - 08:04
Dr. Aloys Fashaho is glad to share with you his experience and lessons learnt during his four-year journey (2016 – 2020) of doctoral studies under RUFORUM Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) Programme, and its significance to his career. Aloys is a Rwandese national born on April 16th, 1969. He has been working for the University of... Continue Reading →

[RUFORUM Postdoc Fellowship] My Doctoral Experience: Dr. Judith Akinyi Atela

Fri, 30/09/2022 - 07:15
My name is Judith Akinyi Atela, and I hope this finds you safe and well, amid the pandemic of coronavirus that the world is facing. It is my pleasure to talk about my career path and how I went from doing a BSc in Animal Production to being a Lecturer at the University of Nairobi.... Continue Reading →

[RUFORUM Postdoc Fellowship] Post Doctoral chronicles: Dr. Natasha M. Mwila RUFORUM Alumni in Zambia

Fri, 30/09/2022 - 07:03
Post doctoral selection: the build up Like a turtle in a shell walking slowly and getting back in its shell when senses something different, so was I as I returned to Zambia after my PhD in plant breeding and biotechnology studies at Makerere University, in Kampala, Uganda. My PhD studies were funded by DAAD and... Continue Reading →

[RUFORUM AGM 2022 – Webinar] Pre-event Strengthening Human Capital Development in Africa: Where are we and What are the needed Actions?

Fri, 23/09/2022 - 08:24
RUFORUM Network is proposing a half day dialogue /webinar that will engage high-level political, technical and academic leadership to identify options for increased investment for human capital development with special emphasis on Agriculture, Science, Technology and Innovation Capacity. It will bring together different actors from across the continent and other regions to share experiences and... Continue Reading →

Call for Applications: PhD and Masters Scholarships 

Sun, 18/09/2022 - 07:08
Partnering for Health Professionals Training in African Universities (P4HPT – II) is an EU-funded project under the Intra-ACP Academic Mobility Scheme which aims at building capacity of health professionals with a view to expand the health workforce size in the target countries and subsequently improve well-being of communities.  The partnership is composed of:- The programme... Continue Reading →

Good will message from RUFORUM delivered during the Launch of the International Research Consortium (IRC) on Food, Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA)

Fri, 16/09/2022 - 16:03
Representative and Officers from the European Commission Representative and Officers from the African Union Commission Hon. Ministers from the Government of Ghana The Executive Director of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, The Executive Directors of the Sub-Regional Agricultural Research Organisations Ladies and gentlemen, As already introduced by the Moderator, my name is Prof.... Continue Reading →

[Thought Piece] The status of agri-food systems in Africa

Thu, 08/09/2022 - 08:35
State of food security and nutrition: Both hunger and malnutrition have been worsening over the last few years. The prevalence of hunger has been on the rise in the Africa region since 2017. As such, the status of food security and nutrition in Africa is backsliding. The 2022 Report on “The State of Food Security... Continue Reading →

Job Opportunity: Regional Coordinator, Programme Officer, and Finance Officer at the RUFORUM Regional Nodes

Thu, 08/09/2022 - 08:18
DAMA CONSULTANTS LIMITED We are retained by the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) to identify a competent, dedicated and highly inspirational individuals to fill the posts at the RUFORUM Regional Node for Southern Africa being established in Malawi. The positions will be based in Lilongwe, Malawi. About RUFORUM The Regional Universities... Continue Reading →

Job Opportunity: Executive Assistant at RUFORUM Secretariat

Wed, 07/09/2022 - 11:27
DAMA CONSULTANTS LIMITED We are retained by the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) to identify a competent, dedicated and highly inspirational individual to fill the post of Executive Assistant to the Executive Secretary. The position is based at the RUFORUM Secretariat in Kampala, Uganda. About RUFORUM: The Regional Universities Forum for... Continue Reading →

[RUFORUM AGM 2022 – Webinar] Pre-event Transforming Higher Education in Africa: Moving from Dialogue to Action

Thu, 01/09/2022 - 14:58
The RUFORUM Network is organising a dialogue /webinar to transform Higher Education in Africa. This dialogue seeks to bring together stakeholders within the higher education landscape to share evidence of implementing transformation within universities in Africa and beyond. It seeks to bring a convergence of purpose, evidence and practice to catalyse transformational actions among earmerging and... Continue Reading →

[Thought Piece] Dr. John Garang Memorial University of Science and Technology: Transformation Process Since its Establishment in 2008

Mon, 22/08/2022 - 17:09
A brief overview and background information The Institute of Science and Technology was established by order No. 3, 2008, During laying of the foundation stone, President Salva Kiir gave it the name of Dr. John Garang Memorial University of Science and Technology. The reason for renaming it was to honour and memory of late Dr.... Continue Reading →