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TAGDev Profiles: Juliet Ochama
This video features Juliet Ochama, the founder of Nectar Point enterprise. Nectar Point is a profitable juice selling business in Northern Uganda with four (4) selling points. The aim of …
Gulu University Institutional Transformation
Gulu University was founded as a centre for knowledge generation and community engagement for the healing and rebuilding of communities. With RUFORUM and the MasterCard Foundation funded flagship, TAGDev, the …
Gulu Rice CARP 2021
This Mastercard through RUFORUM funded Community Action Research Project (CARP+) on agribusiness rice clusters and market linkages aims to intervene in the rice value chain promoting good agronomic practices, post-harvest …
University of the Free State
Changing students’ and communities’ lives through TAGDEV Programme in Northern Uganda
The TAGDev Programme has equipped practical agriculture and business skills, soft non-technical skills, employment and entrepreneurship skills and financial resources to students to start their own businesses to support their …
Changing students, farmers and communities lives through TAGDEV Programme in Kenya
The Transform African Agricultural Universities to Meaningfully contribute towards African Growth and Development (TAGDev) Programme . The programme focuses on delivery of transformative activities to ensure production of entrepreneurial graduates …
The Implementation of the Field Attachment Program Award (FAPA) , Benin
Field Attachment Programme Awards (FAPA) support post-graduate students intern to work with community, Finagnon Toyi a student from university of abomey-calavi worked on the complementary foods based on Baobao tree …
Training a Generation of Agleaders for Agricultural Transformation in Africa
The Mastercard Foundation and RUFORUM, in collaboration with Egerton and Gulu Universities are on the mission to build and transform the next generation through training competent and highly skilled African youth …
University of Zimbabwe
University of Rwanda
University of Namibia
University of Nairobi
University of Eldoret
Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources
The Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Eduardo Mondlane University
Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources
A formidable Baobab research team: RUFORUM expands support in West Africa
As RUFORUM increases its presence in West Africa several GRGs are working with farmers and in this clip we see significant innovation and contribution to human and livestock nutrition from …
Mitigating Climate Change: Global solutions from Namibia
The study was conducted to evaluate the nutritional characteristics of five indigenous legumes compared against Lucerne as potential livestock fodder.
Bringing together the best: cross-bred goats and dedicated researchers
Cross-bred goats show their potential to contribute to milk supplies in Botswana and to utilise the natural bushveld pastures.
Climate Change Challenges Researchers – Building Resilience and Mitigation strategies
The devastating effects of climate change provide university researchers with challenges as the drought leaves farmers with no groundnuts to harvest and no income. The project deadlines and student graduation …
RUFORUM Regional Programmes: Research Methods
Alma Muropa, an M.Sc grantee studying in Kenya, demonstrates the impact of RUFORUM regional programmes with her research exploring options to assess the uptake of Conservation Agriculture in Domboshawa Zimbabwe.
Farm attachments: Students and farmers learning together
Proactive and closely mentored farm attachment programmes have the potential to help farmers innovate and at the same time develop student skills and social commitment. This example particularly focuses on …
Reviving an industry: Universities take on challenges
In Kenya, an innovating Vice-Chancellor revives the local cotton industry, supports innovative natural dye and design and leads his university towards sustainability.
Small grants, significant impact: A RUFORUM graduate research grant story
RUFORUM and universities working closely with small farmers along the entire banana value chain to improve income and strengthen farmer institutions.
Beans for Africa: University research linking Private Sector with farmers
Addressing the challenge of short day length and disease, this RUFORUM grantee worked closely with farmers to develop export quality runner bean lines suitable for cultivation under tropical conditions. These …
Strengthening universities Community engagement for transformed Agriculture
The video shows the NEPAD Regional Fish Node at LUANAR in Malawi empowering rural farmers in the country to embrace inland fish farming as a viable business. This Community Action …
Training science leaders for Africa – Featuring Bento Filipe
The video features a RUFORUM grantee called Bento Filipe Francisco, a junior researcher from the Instituto de Investigacao Agraria de Mocambique (IIAM) in Mozambique. He has been funded and supported …
Training science leaders for Africa – Featuring Abigael Otinga
The video features Dr. Abigael Otinga, a soil scientist from University of Eldoret telling her academic story right from primary school. She narrates the desire and dreams she once had …
Training Science Leaders for Africa Featuring Charles Liri
Sorghum is a crop that is plagued by the striga weed. Charles is a RUFORUM grantee who is working together with the farmers to develop high-yielding, striga-tolerant varieties. There is …
Training Science Leaders for Africa Featuring Robert Kawuki
The video features RUFORUM funded Robert Kawuki working together with the national crop research institute in developing soybean and cassava varieties, working with the farmers to ensure the address farmer …
Training the next generation of scientist for Africa’s Transformation
RUFORUM has been a helping hand in rebuilding the University of Rwanda on agricultural developments and promoting Masters and PhD programs after the outbreak of the genocide. Leonidas Dusengemungu a …
Training science leaders for Africa – Featuring Msekiwa Matsimbe
The video features a RUFORUM grantee called Msekiwa Matsimbe, a researcher with the Nepad Regional Fish Node at LUANAR in Malawi. Msekiwa worked closely with rural communities to develop fish …
Engaging Universities to Strengthen Agricultural Value Chain
This project activities has brought Farmers Associations to a stage towards self sustainability and income generation.
Tomato Curly Stunt Virus in Mozambique
The importance of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) as source of food and income generation in Mozambique is threatened by proliferation of a viral disease called Tomato Curly Stunt virus.
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