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Re-advertised: Appointments at RUFORUM Secretariat


About RUFORUM: The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), established in 2004, is a consortium of 114 universities in 38 countries in Africa. The organisation evolved from the Forum on Agricultural Resource Husbandry (FORUM) programme of the Rockefeller Foundation. RUFORUM is registered as an International Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and undertakes activities to strengthen Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation development in … Read More Re-advertised: Appointments at RUFORUM Secretariat

CALL FOR PhD AND MSc. SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS: STOCK ASSESSMENT, NUTRITION, POST-HARVEST HANDLING, SOCIO-ECONOMICS AND GENDER IN FISHERIES (2019-2022)


Background The Department of Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries Sciences (ZEFs), College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS), Makerere University is partnering with the National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NaFIRRI) of the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO), McGill University, Canada and NUTREAL Limited to implement a 3-year multidisciplinary project focusing on “Harnessing dietary nutrients of under-utilised fish and fish processing by-products to reducing micronutrient deficiencies among vulnerable … Read More CALL FOR PhD AND MSc. SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS: STOCK ASSESSMENT, NUTRITION, POST-HARVEST HANDLING, SOCIO-ECONOMICS AND GENDER IN FISHERIES (2019-2022)

Gulu University hosts over 600 at the First National Agrienterprenurship Symposium


Prof. Ongeng the Dean Faculty of Agriculture and Environment at Gulu University said that Universities can no longer work in isolation, there is a critical need to build more synergies with other players such as TVETs, and private sector so as to enhance actual contribution of Universities to community transformation.  This was part of the wider call to action during the first Agrienterprenurship symposium … Read More Gulu University hosts over 600 at the First National Agrienterprenurship Symposium

RUFORUM trains Masters and PhD students from Gulu University on academic proposal writing and scientific data management


Under the auspice of the project “Transforming African Universities to Meaningfully Contribute to Africa’s Development (TAGDev)” with funding from the Mastercard Foundation, the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) organised a training on academic proposal writing and scientific data management for Masters and PhD students from the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment from Gulu University. The training took place from 1st … Read More RUFORUM trains Masters and PhD students from Gulu University on academic proposal writing and scientific data management

Press release: 2019 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition West Africa.


Kampala 03 July 2019 The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 114 Universities in 38 African Countries, is pleased to announce the 2019 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 … Read More Press release: 2019 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition West Africa.

Communique de Presse: Concours des Jeunes Entrepreneurs Africains 2019. Appel d’offre pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest


Kampala 03 juillet 2019 Le Forum Régional des Universités pour le renforcement des capacités en agriculture (RUFORUM; http://www.ruforum.org), un réseau de 114 universités dans 38 pays africains, a le plaisir d’annoncer l’appel à proposition d’innovations dans le cadre du concours des Jeunes Entrepreneurs Africains. L’objectif global de cette compétition est de promouvoir l’entrepreneuriat à travers le financement des innovations d’entreprise des jeunes entrepreneurs Africains … Read More Communique de Presse: Concours des Jeunes Entrepreneurs Africains 2019. Appel d’offre pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest

Call for Extended Abstracts for RUFORUM 15th Annual General Meeting (AGM), 2-6 December 2019 in Cape Coast, Ghana


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is a network of 114 Universities in 38 African Countries. RUFORUM will be holding its 15th Annual General Meeting (AGM) from 2nd to 6th December 2019 at University of Cape Coast, Ghana. As part of the AGM series, RUFORUM invites researchers, opinion leaders, and development experts to submit review papers, technical/research articles and opinion … Read More Call for Extended Abstracts for RUFORUM 15th Annual General Meeting (AGM), 2-6 December 2019 in Cape Coast, Ghana

Press release: Draft Programme for RUFORUM 15th Annual General Meeting in Cape Coast, Ghana released


Kampala 01 July 2019 The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to release the draft programme for the fifteenth Annual General Meeting (AGM) which is scheduled for 27th, November – 09 December, 2019 at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Ghana.  The theme of the Annual General Meeting is Delivering on Africa’s Universities Agenda for Higher Agricultural Education, … Read More Press release: Draft Programme for RUFORUM 15th Annual General Meeting in Cape Coast, Ghana released

Prof. Adipala Ekwamu awarded Honorary Doctorate by University of Gezira


In a meeting held on Sunday 23rd June 2019, the Senate of University of Gezira (Sudan), awarded an Honorary Doctorate to Prof. Adipala Ekwamu, Executive Secretary of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM). Prof Adipala was recognised for his outstanding scientific achievements as a university professor, his strong belief in Africa driving its agenda and in higher education being key … Read More Prof. Adipala Ekwamu awarded Honorary Doctorate by University of Gezira

Collaboration for youth business incubation: Bishop Stuart University partners with PUM Netherlands


Bishop Stuart University (BSU) in Uganda has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with PUM Netherlands senior experts to gain from PUM’s expertise in setting up business incubators.  In this two-year agreement, signed in February 2019, BSU staff and students will benefit from capacity building activities offered by PUM. The two organisations will also jointly engage with small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs), the wider business … Read More Collaboration for youth business incubation: Bishop Stuart University partners with PUM Netherlands

RUFORUM PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR PROF. ACHILLE ASSOGBADJO FROM BENIN WINS 2019 YOUNG AFRICAN RESEARCHERS AWARD


Prof. Achille Ephrem Assogbadjo of the University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin, has won the 2019 Young African Researchers Award.  He was selected for “authenticity and quality of scientific research in the field of Agriculture and Food Sciences. The award was given to him by the Academy of Scientific research and Technology (ASRT) of Egypt. The 2019 award was announced by the ASRT Council of the … Read More RUFORUM PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR PROF. ACHILLE ASSOGBADJO FROM BENIN WINS 2019 YOUNG AFRICAN RESEARCHERS AWARD

Egerton University hosts 2nd National Forum for agriculture stakeholders in Kenya


  The Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev) Programme at Egerton University held its second National Forum from 12th to 13th March 2019 in Naivasha, Kenya. With the key objective of creating and promoting linkages between agricultural education, training, labour markets and policy makers, the National Forum brought together participants from several universities, Technical and Vocational Education … Read More Egerton University hosts 2nd National Forum for agriculture stakeholders in Kenya

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