Tag: Agriculture

[Issue 62] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


Daily Maverick Our universities need to change for an as yet unimagined future (South Africa) South Africa needs to build national capacity for an economy that needs skills that are radical and complex. In order to facilitate this, we need to ‘decolumnise’ campuses from the grand colosseums to a vibrant, insightful, smart network of decentralised partners.  Here is something that should scare and excite … Read More [Issue 62] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

University of Free State catalysing quality and increasing profitability of the wool value chain among small-scale farmers in the Free State


The Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, Rural Development and Extension submitted a proposal, “Building Competitiveness for communal farmers through developing the wool value chain in the Free State Province of South Africa”, as a bid for a project to The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture. The proposal was selected and the grant was awarded to the Centre.  Subsequently Dr Jan W Swanepoel, … Read More University of Free State catalysing quality and increasing profitability of the wool value chain among small-scale farmers in the Free State

“Go and serve the community” is my mantra as I give back after education


Kasima Junior Senyonga, is the Research Assistant for the CARP+1 Pig value chain, and a second year student offering Msc. Animal production and marketing at Gulu University. He graduated in January 2018 with a first class in Bachelor of Agriculture at the same University, before joining the CARP+1. He shares his journey so far. How I joined CARP+1_ Pig value chain Shortly after graduation, … Read More “Go and serve the community” is my mantra as I give back after education

Internship Training at Refugee Settlements opened doors for my professional development with the African Union


Robine Okello is a recent graduated with a Masters Degree in Agri-Enterprises Development at the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, Gulu University, Uganda. whose study was fully sponsored by the RUFORUM under the Nurturing Grant Project (NGP) with support from the Mastercard Foundation.  He is a Ugandan and shares his Journey through the program.   At the end of my second year, I applied … Read More Internship Training at Refugee Settlements opened doors for my professional development with the African Union

Innovation Challenge: Disruptive Agricultural Technology (DAT) by Ministry of Agriculture and World Bank, Uganda


Background The Government of Uganda (GOU), through the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) received a 150m dollar fund from the World Bank towards the cost of the Agriculture Cluster Development Project (ACDP). The project objective is to raise on-farm production, productivity, and marketable volumes of Beans, Rice, Maize, Cassava and Coffee, in specified geographical clusters, making up 42 districts. During its … Read More Innovation Challenge: Disruptive Agricultural Technology (DAT) by Ministry of Agriculture and World Bank, Uganda

Call for Posters:THE RUFORUM FIFTEENTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, 2 – 6 December 2019


RUFORUM is a network of 114 Universities in 38 African countries with mission to strengthen the capacities of universities to foster innovations for strengthening agri-food systems through the training of high quality researchers, the output of impact oriented research and the maintenance of collaborative working relations among researchers, farmers, national agricultural research institutions and governments. The RUFORUM Fifteenth Annual General Meeting , will be … Read More Call for Posters:THE RUFORUM FIFTEENTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, 2 – 6 December 2019

EARTH University – Mastercard Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program


Since 2011, EARTH University and the Mastercard Foundation (MCF) have partnered to provide educational opportunity to young leaders whose academic talent and promise exceed their financial resources, to support them in transforming the future of developing regions, particularly Africa. More than 130 MCF Scholars have graduated from EARTH after an intensive, experiential 4-year program in agriculture and natural resources management, and the vast majority … Read More EARTH University – Mastercard Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program

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

Press release: RUFORUM 15th Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana


Kampala 01 March 2019: The 15th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) will be held at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Ghana from 2-6 December, 2019. It will be the first AGM to be hosted in West Africa following RUFORUM’s strategic geographical expansion in 2014 to include Universities in Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, … Read More Press release: RUFORUM 15th Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Press Release: Official Program for the Sixth African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Biennial Conference 2018 released


Nairobi 19 October, 2018. The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a network of 105 universities from 37 African countries, is pleased to release the official programme for the Sixth African Higher Education Week and the RUFORUM Biennial Conference scheduled for 22-26 October 2018 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.  The theme of the Conference is “Aligning African … Read More Press Release: Official Program for the Sixth African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Biennial Conference 2018 released

Lauréats de la deuxième édition du concours des jeunes entrepreneurs africains


Kampala 06 Octobre, 2018 Le Forum Régional des Universités pour le Renforcement des capacités en agriculture (RUFORUM) a le plaisir d’annoncer la liste des lauréats de la 2eme Edition du concours des jeunes entrepreneurs Africains. Des 1332 propositions reçues de 46 pays (42 en Afrique et 4 hors du continent), 23 projets ont été sélectionnés à travers le processus suivant: Une évaluation rapide des … Read More Lauréats de la deuxième édition du concours des jeunes entrepreneurs africains

Winners of the 2018 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition Announced


Kampala 06 October, 2018 The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to announce the 23 winners of the 2018 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition.  The competition attracted a total of 1,332 applicants from 42 African and 4 non-African countries. The following process was undertaken to identify the top 23 winners for the 2018 cohort: All 1,332 applications were screened … Read More Winners of the 2018 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition Announced

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