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Business Profile- Malaika Enterprise

Sat, 22/05/2021 - 13:24
By Lucky Nyasulu- Business Owner Malaika Enterprise is a registered business under Malawi Government Business Registration Act with an aim to reduce poverty in communities by promoting sustainable income generation through climate adaptive sustainable backyard farming which uses low cost technology. Currently, the enterprise is working with 48 members of 2 Community Based Organisations (CBOs) through the promotion of small-scale organic mushroom production as … Read More Business Profile- Malaika Enterprise

Commercializing pineapple processing through capacity building of TVET students

Mon, 17/05/2021 - 12:49
By Francis Padi Lamptey My vision for my country is to see a self-sufficient nation that can produce enough to feed herself more sustainably even in the face of global warming and eccentric weather changes, a nation where poverty, hunger, and malnutrition is brought to the barest minimum by increasing the livelihood status of the rural poor and resource-constrained farmers through increased participation in … Read More Commercializing pineapple processing through capacity building of TVET students

RUFORUM Congratulates Muslim Community Upon the Completion of the Holy Month of Ramadan and Happy Eid Al Fitr

Tue, 11/05/2021 - 17:00
Eid is the perfect occasion for us to rejoice in happiness together and tighten the bond of our families. May Allah fulfill all your dreams and hopes and may the blessings of Allah be with you and your families forever.  Eid Mubarak!

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

Mon, 10/05/2021 - 12:40
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 ViceChanceliers ont réaffirmé leur engagement envers le Programme d’Assistanat d’Enseignement Supérieur (GTA) qu’ils ont initié en 2014. Les objectifs du GTA sont les suivants: … Read More Opportunités de Formation de Troisième Cycle dans le cadre du Programme d’Assistanat d’Enseignement Supérieur de RUFORUM (GTA)

Postgraduate Training Opportunities under the RUFORUM Graduate Teaching Assistantship Program (GTA)

Mon, 10/05/2021 - 11:51
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 the GTA are to: i) Improve the quality of higher education and increase the pool of PhD-level trained … Read More Postgraduate Training Opportunities under the RUFORUM Graduate Teaching Assistantship Program (GTA)

RUFORUM Awards Two Higher Education Champions (Ugandans)

Fri, 07/05/2021 - 12:54
Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a network of 129 African universities operating in 38 countries across Africa has created a great impact across the continent which has been due to the contributions from several individuals, Institutions and Members. In a meeting held in 2007 at Maputo, Mozambique, the RUFORUM Vice Chancellors decided that RUFORUM should recognize individuals who have made … Read More RUFORUM Awards Two Higher Education Champions (Ugandans)

Here is Papillon clothing line that I started during lockdown

Thu, 29/04/2021 - 11:37
By Fongwa Vanessa Ngwi “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” These are the words that my mother often told me as I was growing up. Although it didn’t make sense to me at the time, over the years I have come to appreciate them-and also live by the same principles. And despite facing several hardships and challenges … Read More Here is Papillon clothing line that I started during lockdown

I started rearing goats back home in Benin

Thu, 29/04/2021 - 10:53
By Monique Mededode Sognigbe For a long time, volunteerism has been something I have engaged in regularly. I like doing things that will result in positive changes in the lives of those I help. My motivation to volunteer is based on the notion, “the more you give, the more you receive,”. This is why I have been involved in a number of community transformation … Read More I started rearing goats back home in Benin

I got admitted into the prestigious YALI programme because of my innovative projects

Mon, 26/04/2021 - 11:15
By Olivier Nihimbazwe During lockdown, I was admitted to the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), as part of the 42nd Cohort for the East Africa Programme. As part of the initiative, I will be taking a four-week training either virtually or physically in (Nairobi) from mid-November to December 2020. YALI is an initiative that was started by former US president Barack Obama, as a … Read More I got admitted into the prestigious YALI programme because of my innovative projects

I opened a shop to sell clothes

Mon, 26/04/2021 - 10:38
By Rachel Kobusinge Like most students, when schools closed because of COVID-19, I returned home and started engaging in small income generating projects, including running a small vegetable farm and shop. Because I live within a trading centre however, and with limited access to land, it was not possible for me to scale the agricultural project and make it commercially viable. So, I decided … Read More I opened a shop to sell clothes

A scholarship that changed my family’s life

Mon, 26/04/2021 - 08:53
By Gloria Namuyombya Back in 2017, when I had lost all hope, when it felt like my academic life had come to an end, I got a phone call that changed everything, and made me hopeful of the future. It was at that moment that I believed I still had a chance to make it in life and ever since that eventful day of … Read More A scholarship that changed my family’s life

Returning home armed with skills: Journey for improving potato production in Rwanda

Tue, 20/04/2021 - 08:31
By Norbert Iraboneye Norbert is Rwandan nationality and was supported by TAGDEV-Egerton program through RUFORUM and MasterCard foundation for his master’s study. He completed Master degree in agronomy program/2020 from Egerton University/Kenya. His agricultural research project was based on the improvement of potato production using none-soil acidifying compound fertilizer and canola green manure for soil fertility and potato bacterial wilt management in Nakuru county/Kenya. … Read More Returning home armed with skills: Journey for improving potato production in Rwanda

RUFORUM POST COVID-19 Strategy: Education, Agriculture Innovation and Livelihoods in times of Crisis

Mon, 19/04/2021 - 11:24
The global COVID-19 pandemic over the last 17 months has created disruptions in all aspects of life. Education at all levels has equally been affected and this has called for reimagining the manner with which education is delivered and the value of education to society. Higher education institutions have had the opportunity to demonstrate their relevance to society amidst the most challenging time when … Read More RUFORUM POST COVID-19 Strategy: Education, Agriculture Innovation and Livelihoods in times of Crisis

Concours des Jeunes Entrepreneurs Africains de RUFORUM-Edition 2021 [French]

Thu, 15/04/2021 - 15:33
Le Forum régional des universités pour le renforcement des capacités en agriculture (RUFORUM ; www.ruforum.org), un consortium de 129 Universités de 38 pays africains, a le plaisir de lancer officiellement la quatrième Edition du concours des jeunes entrepreneurs africains de RUFORUM. L’objectif général du concours des jeunes entrepreneurs Africains de RUFORUM est de favoriser la culture de l’esprit d’entrepreneuriat, par la promotion de l’innovation commerciale … Read More Concours des Jeunes Entrepreneurs Africains de RUFORUM-Edition 2021 [French]

2021 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition [English]

Thu, 15/04/2021 - 15:28
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 129 Universities in 38 African Countries, is pleased to announce the call for 2021 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC). The overall purpose of the RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC) is to catalyse entrepreneurship through promotion of business innovation and provision of seed funding to young entrepreneurs with creative and … Read More 2021 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition [English]

RUFORUM Wishes Muslim Community a HOLY MONTH OF RAMADAN

Mon, 12/04/2021 - 16:30
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) Secretariat congratulates the Muslim Community on the forthcoming Holy MONTH of RAMADAN, May ALLAH bless all of us with HIS Mercy, Safety, and Good Health. We pray that ALLAH accepts our fasting and prayers. Blessed RAMADAN

Towards achieving an increased agricultural productivity and farmer income in Malava Sub-County farmers in Kenya

Mon, 12/04/2021 - 11:07
By Ms. Eileen Inyanji Wanyonyi The agricultural industry in Malava Sub-County faces lots of challenges from various sources. Within the Sub-County is a huge potential for agricultural productivity which has been left untapped by farmers. The area is largely known for production of sugarcane on large acres of land to provide supply for the two sugar factories; West Kenya and Butali sugar factory. Thus, … Read More Towards achieving an increased agricultural productivity and farmer income in Malava Sub-County farmers in Kenya

VEFIRS team seals a partnership with Andre Foods International

Thu, 01/04/2021 - 15:26
Gulu City, 31st March 2021. A partnership agreement was sealed on 26 March 2021 between the Andre Foods international (AFI) and the team of Vertical Farming in Refugees Setting dubbed “VEFIRS”, a team of five innovators and mission-driven African scholars originating from Liberia, Benin, Namibia, Uganda, and Kenya, respectively who have completed Masters of Science in Food Security and Community Nutrition at Gulu University, … Read More VEFIRS team seals a partnership with Andre Foods International

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