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Youth agribusiness incubatees at Bishop Stuart University receive social media training


The Agribusiness Incubation Hub (AIH) at Bishop Stuart University (BSU) held a Web 2.0 and Social Media training primarily for its student entrepreneurs (incubatees) to enable them extract content from the web, create content and utilize social media platforms to effectively market their products and services, among other things. Established with support from the Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth … Read More Youth agribusiness incubatees at Bishop Stuart University receive social media training

University of Cape Coast PhD Student uses drone technology to improve livelihoods of smallholder farmers


I love using the Drone technology, especially in the field of agriculture. It is entertaining, fun and exciting to operate and work with.” Zikiru Shaibu Modern technology is making it possible for the youth to find agriculture attractive and it provides opportunities for them to engage in the service industry involving small farmers.  Research is needed to see how effectively digital media, drones and … Read More University of Cape Coast PhD Student uses drone technology to improve livelihoods of smallholder farmers

Student enterprise scheme at Gulu University: a check-mate for mind change and job creation


Many say that “life is a gamble”, but ever since we joined Gulu University to study for a Bachelor of science in Agri-entrepreneurship and Communications Management, our perspectives of life has since changed said Nakwasa Robinson at student and the General Manager of their Initiative Nana fruit salads. The Entrepreneurship training program at the faculty of Agriculture and Environment has accorded us a chance … Read More Student enterprise scheme at Gulu University: a check-mate for mind change and job creation

Gulu University partners with Bobi Community Polytechnic and ZOA to train 60 out-of-school youth


With nearly 80% of youth in northern Uganda unable to attain higher education, this large population of out-of-school youth requires competences to participate in gainful economic activities. Gulu University, in a joint initiative with Bobi Community Polytechnic, a community-based Technical and Vocational Education and Training institute (TVET) and ZOA, an international relief and recovery organization, has responded to the call for universities to play … Read More Gulu University partners with Bobi Community Polytechnic and ZOA to train 60 out-of-school youth

Gulu University Students Support Refugees in Farm based Micro-Enterprises in West Nile, Uganda


In early 2018, the first cohort of Gulu University students under the Mastercard Supported Scholarship at RUFORUM, through the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment (FAE) got engaged with the refugees in the west Nile districts of Arua and Adjumani in Uganda. This is part of the model used by the University to have students engage with communities as part of their requirement for their … Read More Gulu University Students Support Refugees in Farm based Micro-Enterprises in West Nile, Uganda

Knowledge gap leads to low participation of pig farmers in Artificial insemination in Northern Uganda


Dissemination of the research results by Prima Kyohairwe Kyohairwe Prima is a student at Gulu University (2017-2019) pursuing Master of Science in Agri-enterprise development under the MCF@RUFORUM scholarship. As part of her degree program, Prima identified a problem faced by the community in Northern Uganda and used a participatory approach to conduct a research which aimed at seeking for possible solutions to the identified … Read More Knowledge gap leads to low participation of pig farmers in Artificial insemination in Northern Uganda

Bridging the gap of research findings in University libraries with the research beneficiaries in the community


Research Dissemination by Kenneth Kidega a RUFORUM Scholar at Gulu University Kenneth Kidega, now a second year student of  Masters of Science in Food Security and Community Nutrition at Gulu University was among the first Cohort under the MCF@RUFORUM scholarship. For the past two years, he has been working on the effects of deep litter floor housing system on performance of pigs and pork … Read More Bridging the gap of research findings in University libraries with the research beneficiaries in the community

In the community, Gulu University MSc. Students Train Mothers on Nutrition


Over the years Gulu University engages community members in student centered outreach. This program offers both a learning as well as experiential engagement platforms for students and the community. This year in June five students pursuing MSc Food Security and community Nutrition, Iyaloo Sheyavali from Namibia, Nelson Pappie from Liberia, Sognigbe Monique from Benin, Nanok Aaron from Kenya, Merveen Nafula from Uganda were attached … Read More In the community, Gulu University MSc. Students Train Mothers on Nutrition

Thirty Nine (39) RUFORUM Network Universities ranked among top 100 Universities in African in 2019


Kampala 12 August 2019 Many Governments in Africa have put in place policies to widen access to University Education, and this has come with increasing pressure from university stakeholders and beneficiaries to demonstrate value for money invested in Higher Education. As a result, universities are consistently striving to do their best to visibly show their relevance to the public. University ranking has for so … Read More Thirty Nine (39) RUFORUM Network Universities ranked among top 100 Universities in African in 2019

Voices from the Field: Enhancing Potato and Cassava Value Chains Performance


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), Egerton University and Gulu University in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation are implementing the “Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev) Project”. The overall objective of the project is to transform African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to developmental challenges through enhanced application of science, … Read More Voices from the Field: Enhancing Potato and Cassava Value Chains Performance

2019 Call for Nominations AGNES Grants for Junior Researchers/ Appel à nominations 2019 de la bourse AGNES pour jeunes chercheurs


Language of Application: All applications MUST be submitted in English. I. Programmes We are pleased to announce the “Call for Applications” for two of our funding programmes: 1. AGNES-PAWS Grant for Junior Female Researchers’. This Grant is designed for “Programme Advocating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics” (PAWS) 2. AGNES Grant for Junior Researchers (generally for Male and Female candidates) These two grants … Read More 2019 Call for Nominations AGNES Grants for Junior Researchers/ Appel à nominations 2019 de la bourse AGNES pour jeunes chercheurs

UM6P in Morocco announces the launch of Impulse, a startup acceleration program


UM6P is very excited to announce the launch of Impulse, a startup acceleration program, developed by Mohammed VI Polytechnic University in partnership with MassChallenge. Impulse is a 12- week acceleration program for innovative startups that have a prototype or a marketable product in the fields of Agtech, Biotechnology applied to Agriculture among other fields. The program benefits from the support of OCP Group and … Read More UM6P in Morocco announces the launch of Impulse, a startup acceleration program

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