Tag: Agriculture

MASTERS FELLOWSHIP: Supporting Young Talented Female Scientists


The World Bank is partnering with eight Governments in Eastern and Southern Africa in an innovative project with the aim of improving the quality of training and research in higher education, and reducing the skill gaps in key development priority areas. The Eastern and Southern Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence (ACE II) Project supports the governments of Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, … Read More MASTERS FELLOWSHIP: Supporting Young Talented Female Scientists

Scholarship: The African Center for Agro-Ecology and Livelihood Systems 2018/2019 Intake


The African Center for Agro-Ecology and Livelihood Systems (ACALISE) is a regional center of excellence that is funded by the World Bank through the Government of Uganda. The main objective of ACALISE is to streamline the production of high level, well-motivated and ethically conscious critical mass of Agro-Ecology and Livelihood Systems experts. The center which is hosted at Uganda Martyrs University collaborates quality postgraduate … Read More Scholarship: The African Center for Agro-Ecology and Livelihood Systems 2018/2019 Intake

RUFORUM Hosts a team from OCP Africa


Today 26th April 2018, a delegation of four from OCP Africa was hosted for a meeting at the RUFORUM Secretariat. An overview of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) was made to the team by Dr. Solange Uwituze, The Program Manager for Partnerships and Business Management, who highlighted the flagships of the RUFORUM Vision 2030 and possible areas of collaboration … Read More RUFORUM Hosts a team from OCP Africa

Inspiration from Malawi Aquaculture Research: My Passion for Fish Brought to Reality


By Rebecca Mwima I am Rebecca Mwima[1] a graduate from Makerere University. I have 4 years work experiences in administration which I gained from Regional University Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) where formerly I worked as an Administrative Assistant. Through one of RUFORUM engagements with stakeholders, I got an opportunity to participate in a tour to the aquaculture research centre of Lilongwe … Read More Inspiration from Malawi Aquaculture Research: My Passion for Fish Brought to Reality

[Issue 8] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


University World News Do we provide the right support for migrant academics? (Global) Academics move from one country to another for myriad professional reasons, including the pursuit of a more prestigious academic position or the furtherance of research opportunities. Migrant academics rarely make such international moves for better teaching or pedagogic opportunities. Yet most migrant academics are expected to teach in their new environments, … Read More [Issue 8] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Higher Education for Agricultural Transformation


It could very well be that the first half of the 21st century will be remembered as the period when Africa came into its own. These five decades could be a period of steady economic growth and one is which the rapid increase of the working age population actually pays the long promised demographic dividend.  Whether this dream is realized will of course depend … Read More Higher Education for Agricultural Transformation

FAO and RUFORUM Sign a New Partnership to train the Next Generation of Agricultural Change Agents


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacities Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) on the 26th October, 2017 signed a Memorandum of Understanding and committed to work together to strengthen  the capacities of RUFORUM member universities to better contribute to food and nutrition security, increase sustainability of agricultural and food systems, reduce rural poverty and achieve … Read More FAO and RUFORUM Sign a New Partnership to train the Next Generation of Agricultural Change Agents

Realising the potential of Africa’s hidden talent


Much of agriculture in Africa is in the hands of poor, scattered populations served by inadequate infrastructure for agricultural research, outreach and training. The national institutions serving agriculture often lack the capacity to undertake research and technology transfer on a meaningful scale. In addition, much work undertaken in Africa is lost as a rapid turnover of staff (a consequence of poor working conditions and … Read More Realising the potential of Africa’s hidden talent

Wealth of Opportunity for Youth in Agriculture


New technologies, expanding populations, urbanisation and more varied diets all coalesce to set the stage for opportunities that will enable Africa to take advantage of its youth dividend and meet the aspirations of Agenda 2063, “The Africa We Want”. The current world agrifood system is inadequate – 815 million people hungry, 2 billion micronutrient deficient, and 700 million obese (108 million children) and yet … Read More Wealth of Opportunity for Youth in Agriculture

Strengthening University-Private Sector Partnerships in Agriculture – The Fifth RUFORUM Biennial Conference and African Higher Education Week


Over 600 delegates, including 300 graduate students, 60 university Vice-Chancellors, policy makers, development partners and several delegates from all over Africa, Asia, Europe and America will convene at the Fifth RUFORUM Biennial Conference and African Higher Education Week during the week of 17-21 October 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa. Key Speakers confirmed for this conference include; Her Excellency Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, The President of … Read More Strengthening University-Private Sector Partnerships in Agriculture – The Fifth RUFORUM Biennial Conference and African Higher Education Week

Best 15 African universities in 2016


By Samuel Hinneh Speed read Out of 800 top universities worldwide, only 15 in Africa make the cut The universities were rated based on indicators such as research and innovation Experts say that partnerships are key to being among the best being best Five of the 15 top most ranked are members of the RUFORUM Network [ACCRA] Only 15 universities in Africa have been … Read More Best 15 African universities in 2016

University Launches Multi-Purpose Farming Vehicle


By Moses Talemwa Skeptics of Makerere University’s innovation drive are in for a new shock. Last Friday’s formal launch of MV Mulimif the multi-purpose vehicle, already has many wondering when the first one will be available for purchase. MOSES TALEMWA met the team behind MV Mulimi. Last week, a group of farmers from Nakaseke arrived at Makerere University’s Agricultural Research Institute Kabanyoro (Muarik) with … Read More University Launches Multi-Purpose Farming Vehicle

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