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Press Release: First Cohort of Masters students supported by Mastercard Foundation through TAGDev Graduate at Gulu University


Kampala 15, January 2020 The just concluded 15th Gulu University Graduation Ceremony which took place on 11th January 2020 in Gulu District, Northern Uganda was a special one to RUFORUM.  This was because 14 Students supported by MasterCard Foundation through the TAGDev project and the Nurturing grants at RUFORUM were conferred with degrees. The graduates who were from the Faculty of Agriculture were conferred … Read More Press Release: First Cohort of Masters students supported by Mastercard Foundation through TAGDev Graduate at Gulu University

PRESS RELEASE: RUFORUM admits 21 new Universities to join the Network


Kampala 13, January 2020  At its 15th Annual General Meeting held 6th December 2019 at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, RUFORUM formally approved further expansion of its membership and ratified the admission of 21 Universities as full member Universities of RUFORUM Network  from a total of twelve (12) countries in Africa. This now brings the total number of RUFORUM member Universities to 126 … Read More PRESS RELEASE: RUFORUM admits 21 new Universities to join the Network

Africa Women Vice Chancellors’ forum opens at the 15th RUFORUM AGM


The 3rd annual Forum for Women Vice Chancellors in Africa (FAWoVC) kicked off yesterday at the University of Cape Coast, with official opening remarks made by Hon. Shirly Ayorkor Botchway, Ghana’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration. The forum which brings together women Vice Chancellors and Rectors, scientists in academia (both women and men), researchers and students is being held alongside the 15th … Read More Africa Women Vice Chancellors’ forum opens at the 15th RUFORUM AGM

Annonce de trois (3) lauréats du Prix de RUFORUM pour les Jeunes Scientifiques de l’Année 2019


En commémoration de l’Assemblée Générale Annuelle du RUFORUM au Ghana, le Forum Régional des Universités pour le Renforcement des Capacités en Agriculture (RUFORUM) a dévoilé le Concours de RUFORUM du Prix pour les Jeunes Scientifiques spécifiquement destiné à honorer les jeunes scientifiques et dynamiques qui sont extrêmement prometteurs pour leurs achèvements scientifiques au Ghana. Les trois (3) jeunes scientifiques récompensés du Ghana ont été … Read More Annonce de trois (3) lauréats du Prix de RUFORUM pour les Jeunes Scientifiques de l’Année 2019

Three (3) winners of the RUFORUM Young Scientists Award 2019 announced


In commemoration of the RUFORUM Annual General Meeting in Ghana, the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) unveiled the Young Scientist Award Competition specifically to honor young and dynamic scientists who hold tremendous promise for scholarly achievement in Ghana. Three (3) Young Scientist awardees from Ghana have been competitively selected from four award categories (see Table I below) after extensive reviews … Read More Three (3) winners of the RUFORUM Young Scientists Award 2019 announced

Annonce des vingt (20) lauréats du Concours de RUFORUM pour des Jeunes Entrepreneurs Africains de l’Année 2019


Le Forum Régional des Universités pour le Renforcement des Capacités en Agriculture (RUFORUM) a le plaisir d’annoncer les 20 lauréats du Concours de RUFORUM pour Jeunes Entrepreneurs Africains  de l’année 2019 (Afrique de l’Ouest). Le Concours a attiré 421 jeunes (110 femmes et 311 hommes) provenant de 12 pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest, incluant : le Nigéria, le Bénin, le Burkina Faso, la Côte d’Ivoire, … Read More Annonce des vingt (20) lauréats du Concours de RUFORUM pour des Jeunes Entrepreneurs Africains de l’Année 2019

Twenty (20) winners of RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition 2019 announced


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to announce the 20 winners of the 2019 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (West Africa). The competition attracted applications from 421 youth (110 females and 311 males) from 12 countries in West Africa including: Nigeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo. The following … Read More Twenty (20) winners of RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition 2019 announced

Webinar Title: FAO’s Education for Effective Nutrition in Action (ENACT) Course


On behalf of the Food Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and RUFORUM, we are pleased to invite you to join our webinar on 14th November 2019. Details below. FAO Webinar: Education for Effective Nutrition in Action (ENACT) Course Join us for a webinar on 14 November, 2019 at 15:00-16:00 East African Time. Register at http://fao.adobeconnect.com/enact/ In the framework of the FAO project “Strengthening capacities for nutrition-sensitive … Read More Webinar Title: FAO’s Education for Effective Nutrition in Action (ENACT) Course

Commercial Production of Homegrown Protein Bait for Management of Tephritidae Fruit Flies Infesting Fruits and Vegetables in Uganda


Horticulture sector has been accorded high priority in Uganda’s economic development plans for strategic contributions to national economy in terms of foreign exchange, employment opportunities, rural development and food and nutritional security. However, fruit flies inflict serious damages on a wide range of fruit and vegetable crops in Uganda. Losses in commercial exotic varieties of mangoes can be as high as 100% mainly by … Read More Commercial Production of Homegrown Protein Bait for Management of Tephritidae Fruit Flies Infesting Fruits and Vegetables in Uganda

Communiqué de Presse: 421 jeunes de 12 pays de l’Afrique de l’Ouest répondent à l’Appel au Concours de RUFORUM pour des Jeunes Entrepreneurs Africains de l’année 2019


À l’occasion de la 15ième Assemblée Générale Annuelle (AGM) du Forum des universités régionales pour le renforcement des capacités en agriculture (RUFORUM) qui aura lieu du 2 au 6 décembre 2019 à Cape Coast au Ghana (en Afrique de l’Ouest); RUFORUM marquera cet événement avec une opportunité pour les jeunes de l’Afrique de l’Ouest de présenter leurs innovations, leurs entreprises ainsi que la création … Read More Communiqué de Presse: 421 jeunes de 12 pays de l’Afrique de l’Ouest répondent à l’Appel au Concours de RUFORUM pour des Jeunes Entrepreneurs Africains de l’année 2019

Press Release: 421 youth from 12 countries in West Africa respond to RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition call 2019


On the occasion of the 15th Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) Annual General Meeting (AGM) that will be held 2-6 December 2019 at the Cape Coast, Ghana (West Africa); RUFORUM will mark this event with an opportunity to the youth from West Africa to showcase their innovations, enterprises and business start-ups. Applications have been received from 421 youth (110 females … Read More Press Release: 421 youth from 12 countries in West Africa respond to RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition call 2019

Her Excellecy Inonge Wina the Acting President of the Republic of Zambia Meets RUFORUM Delegation in Lusaka


Lusaka 25 September 2019 A delegation from the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a network of 118 universities across 38 countries in Africa paid a courtesy call on the Vice President and Acting President of the Republic of Zambia Her Excellency Inonge Wina in Lusaka on 25th September 2019.  This Courtesy call was part of the agenda for the three … Read More Her Excellecy Inonge Wina the Acting President of the Republic of Zambia Meets RUFORUM Delegation in Lusaka

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