Category: Press Releases

[Press Release] RUFORUM Recognizes Malawian Higher Education Champion


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a network of 129 African universities operating in 38 countries across Africa has created impact across the continent due to the contributions from several individuals, Institutions and Members. According to the meeting held in 2007 at Maputo, Mozambique, the RUFORUM Vice Chancellors decided that RUFORUM should recognize individuals who have made significant contribution towards … Read More [Press Release] RUFORUM Recognizes Malawian Higher Education Champion

[Press Release] RUFORUM Hosts African Government Technical Experts


Kampala – 28 May 2021, The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) hosted a virtual dialogue for Africa Government Technical Experts towards the UN Food Systems Summit 2021 under the theme “Transforming food systems is crucial for delivering all the Sustainable Development Goals”. Ten (10) African countries (Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe) … Read More [Press Release] RUFORUM Hosts African Government Technical Experts

[Communiqué de Presse] RUFORUM Accueille des Experts Techniques du Gouvernement Africain


Kampala – 28 mai 2021, le Forum Régional des Universités pour le Renforcement des Capacités en  Agriculture  (RUFORUM)  a  organisé  un  dialogue  virtuel  pour  les  experts  techniques  des Gouvernements Africains en vue du Sommet des Nations Unies sur les Systèmes Alimentaires de 2021  sous  le  thème  «La  transformation  des  systèmes  alimentaires  est  cruciale  pour  atteindre tous les objectifs de développement durable ». Dix (10) … Read More [Communiqué de Presse] RUFORUM Accueille des Experts Techniques du Gouvernement Africain

[Press Release] RUFORUM Hosts African Government Technical Experts


Kampala – 28 May 2021, The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) hosted a virtual dialogue for Africa Government Technical Experts towards the UN Food Systems Summit 2021 under the theme “Transforming food systems is crucial for delivering all the Sustainable Development Goals”. Ten (10) African countries (Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe) … Read More [Press Release] RUFORUM Hosts African Government Technical Experts

RUFORUM Recognizes Two Higher Education Champions (Ugandans)


Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a network of 129 African universities operating in 38 countries across Africa has created impact across the continent which has been due to the contributions from several individuals, Institutions and Members. In a meeting held in 2007 at Maputo, Mozambique, the RUFORUM Vice Chancellors decided that RUFORUM should recognize individuals who have made significant contribution … Read More RUFORUM Recognizes Two Higher Education Champions (Ugandans)

RUFORUM POST COVID-19 Strategy: Education, Agriculture Innovation and Livelihoods in times of Crisis


The global COVID-19 pandemic over the last 17 months has created disruptions in all aspects of life. Education at all levels has equally been affected and this has called for reimagining the manner with which education is delivered and the value of education to society. Higher education institutions have had the opportunity to demonstrate their relevance to society amidst the most challenging time when … Read More RUFORUM POST COVID-19 Strategy: Education, Agriculture Innovation and Livelihoods in times of Crisis

Concours des Jeunes Entrepreneurs Africains de RUFORUM-Edition 2021 [French]


Le Forum régional des universités pour le renforcement des capacités en agriculture (RUFORUM ; http://www.ruforum.org), un consortium de 129 Universités de 38 pays africains, a le plaisir de lancer officiellement la quatrième Edition du concours des jeunes entrepreneurs africains de RUFORUM. L’objectif général du concours des jeunes entrepreneurs Africains de RUFORUM est de favoriser la culture de l’esprit d’entrepreneuriat, par la promotion de l’innovation commerciale … Read More Concours des Jeunes Entrepreneurs Africains de RUFORUM-Edition 2021 [French]

2021 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition [English]


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 129 Universities in 38 African Countries, is pleased to announce the call for 2021 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 creative and … Read More 2021 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition [English]

[Press Release] Seven (07) RUFORUM Network Universities ranked among top 1000 Universities in QS World University Rankings 2021


Kampala 12 March 2021 The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) strives to support its member universities to deliver quality education through cutting edge research, innovation and academic mobility to enable them rank higher globally. With the controversies surrounding University rankings, they have remained relevant in demonstrating the value of institutions of Higher Learning According to the recently released QS Universities … Read More [Press Release] Seven (07) RUFORUM Network Universities ranked among top 1000 Universities in QS World University Rankings 2021

[Press Release] Uganda Deputy Head of Mission to United Arab Emirates – Ambassador Henry Mayega Visits the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture Secretariat


 The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) Secretariat based at Makerere University on Tuesday, 9th February 2021, hosted His Excellency, Ambassador Henry Mayega, Uganda’s Deputy Head of Mission to the United Arab Emirates. This was a courtesy call to provide an opportunity for the Ambassador to learn more about RUFORUM activities in Africa in general and Uganda in particular. The meeting … Read More [Press Release] Uganda Deputy Head of Mission to United Arab Emirates – Ambassador Henry Mayega Visits the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture Secretariat

[Press Release] H.E Dr. Stephen Chebrot, Uganda Ambassador to Qatar Visits the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture Secretariat


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) Secretariat based at Makerere University on Friday 5th March 2021, hosted His Excellency, Dr. Stephen Chebrot (fourth from left), Uganda’s Ambassador to Qatar. This was a courtesy call to touch base and provide an opportunity to the Ambassador to learn more about RUFORUM activities in Africa in general and Uganda in particular.

[Press Release] American University of Beirut (AUB) signs memorandum of understanding with RUFORUM


Kampala, 26th February 2021. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed on 24th February 2021 between the American University of Beirut (AUB) through its Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (FAFS) and The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM, a consortium of 129 African universities in 38 African countries. The purpose of the MoU is to provide a framework for collaboration and … Read More [Press Release] American University of Beirut (AUB) signs memorandum of understanding with RUFORUM

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