RUFORUM Theory of Change

Our Theory of Change clarifies what change RUFORUM hopes to achieve and how this will be done.

The change that RUFORUM wants to achieve
We want to strengthen the capacities of agricultural schools and faculties to do better research and to train better. We want to help our member universities produce high performing graduates. We want to help our member universities carry out quality research. We believe that if the universities are strengthened this change will lead towards a vibrant agricultural sector and improved livelihoods for smallholder farmers.

How the change that we want to see will come about
These changes will be achieved through post-graduate training (at MSc and PhD levels. The change will also be achieved through targeted skills enhancement courses for post-graduate students and lecturers. The competitive grants mechanism run by RUFORUM will strengthen capacity for research in our member universities.

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