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Agricultural transformation and the role of African Universities


Africa has been described by Mckinsey, as ‘Lions on the move’ to describe the growth in the consumer sector in many of its countries and its tremendous potential. Much has been achieved, as indicated by the remarkable economic growth indexes, albeit from a low starting point. The Continent however, continues to lag behind in several development indices, including rampant hunger and poverty in several … Read More Agricultural transformation and the role of African Universities

Agenda for Policy Action in the New RUFORUM Strategy


The positive economic growth trends observed in most African countries in the 2000’s were in part, attributable to the broad macroeconomic policy reforms of the 1990’s and before. In response to more favorable policies, agricultural sector performance improved appreciably in some African countries (Badiane et al., 2017: unpublished presentation in Gaborone).  During the same period, a number of global and Africa-wide initiatives such as … Read More Agenda for Policy Action in the New RUFORUM Strategy

RUFORUM awards six grants for Dryland Cereals Research


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to announce the recipients of Dryland Cereal Research grants and Research Internships (MSc and Doctoral Field Attachments). RUFORUM in collaboration with CGIAR is implementing the Dryland Cereals Programme responding to the new RUFORUM business strategic plan 2020 which aims to build capacity of new generation of scientists. This will be achieved through … Read More RUFORUM awards six grants for Dryland Cereals Research

The Future of Agriculture and Its Skills Requirements in Africa – In Response to the African Union Vision 2063


Written by Bongiwe Nomandi Njobe – Executive Director at Tiger Brands Ltd and RUFORUM Board Member As part of the celebrations to mark the 10 year anniversary of RUFORUM at the Fourth Biennial Conference held 21-25 July in Maputo, Mozambique, selected individuals provided reflections to RUFORUM network stakeholders. The following speech was delivered by Dr. Bongiwe Njobe, a member of the RUFORUM Board to … Read More The Future of Agriculture and Its Skills Requirements in Africa – In Response to the African Union Vision 2063

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