Tag: CARP

Sowing seeds of transformation among cassava producers: Experiences with farm households in Kilifi and Taita-Taveta counties at the Kenyan coast


Back in 2017, as a requirement of a degree of Masters of Science in Food Safety and Quality, I was privileged to join my class in a one week community outreach and assessment program in Kwale County. The one week assessment interrogated community food handling and safety knowledge to tackle the increasing cases of malnutrition and periodical cholera cases experienced in the county during … Read More Sowing seeds of transformation among cassava producers: Experiences with farm households in Kilifi and Taita-Taveta counties at the Kenyan coast

RUFORUM Young Innovators wards inspired me to start my company ‘Fruition Crushed’


My name is Oforiwaah Kukuwaa Smith, a Food and Postharvest technology student under the RUFORUM CARP+ project and Chief processor at “Fruition Crushed”. Fruition Crushed is an Agro-processing company providing fresh fruit juice, dried chips and fruit leather to the Ghanaian market. In October 2018 I attended the RUFORUM higher education conference in Nairobi, and one of the things that caught my attention during … Read More RUFORUM Young Innovators wards inspired me to start my company ‘Fruition Crushed’

Learning with and from smallholder cassava farmers of Kilifi and Taita Taveta counties, Kenya


Being raised in the Kenyan coast, cassava roots is amongst a familiar food that I had interacted with as breakfast, lunch and supper in most cases. Cassava production practices are less since now that I used to be sent by my mother to source them at Bomani (Likoni) or Kongowea market. The memorable part for me with cassava is during its peeling because I … Read More Learning with and from smallholder cassava farmers of Kilifi and Taita Taveta counties, Kenya

“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

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

Preparing for work in the potato sector: TAGDev students participate in field attachment at National Potato Council of Kenya


For two months, at the tail  end of 2018, three students supported by the TAGDev Potato Community Action Research Project (CARP+) were attached for internship at the National Potato Council of Kenya (NPCK) based in Nairobi. They were among the five students of the first cohort of Master of Science in Community Studies and Extension at Egerton University sponsored by the TAGDev Programme coordinated … Read More Preparing for work in the potato sector: TAGDev students participate in field attachment at National Potato Council of Kenya

Press Release: Announcing three RUFORUM Grant Recipients for Community Action Research Programmes PLUS (CARP+) 2019


Kampala 25 February 2019. The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) a consortium of 105 Universities in 37 Countries in Africa under its Vision 2030 is implementing the TAGDev (http://www.ruforum.org/MCF/), one of the four flagships, that aim at transforming African Agricultural Universities and their graduates to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development. Through this Flagship, Community Action Research Programmes Plus … Read More Press Release: Announcing three RUFORUM Grant Recipients for Community Action Research Programmes PLUS (CARP+) 2019

Call for Proposals: RUFORUM Community Action Research Programme for Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia


         The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation is implementing an eight year programme “Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev)”. The TAGDev Programme seeks to transform African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to developmental challenges through enhanced application of science, technology, business and innovation for … Read More Call for Proposals: RUFORUM Community Action Research Programme for Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia

The tiny potato tubers: A nightmare for farmers in Uganda


Potato (Solanum tuberosum) is one of the main crops grown in Uganda. Most of the production (87%) takes place in the highland areas of South-western region where the crop has become prominently important as a source of food and income for the smallholder farmers. However, the reality that many of us are unaware of is that not all the tubers farmers currently harvest are … Read More The tiny potato tubers: A nightmare for farmers in Uganda

Community action research project boosts production of cassava bio-ethanol in Apac- Northern Uganda


By Ephraim Nuwamanya and Settumba Mukasa Introduction Despite the field production constraints, sometimes production exceeds local household consumption levels in certain bumper harvests periods of the year ushering in new challenges such as wastage due to rotting of fresh tubers. This is further exercabated by poor post-harvest handling and low prices of fresh tubers. In order to avoid post-harvest losses, farmers have been engaged … Read More Community action research project boosts production of cassava bio-ethanol in Apac- Northern Uganda

Call for Proposals: RUFORUM Community Action Research Programme


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation is implementing an eight year programme “Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev)”. The TAGDev Programme seeks to transform African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to developmental challenges through enhanced application of science, technology, business and innovation for rural … Read More Call for Proposals: RUFORUM Community Action Research Programme

Field Attachment Program Award: Open Call for Proposal


FIELD ATTACHMENT PROGRAM AWARD (FAPA) – CALL FOR PROPOSALS (Proposals will be accepted throughout 2015). The Field Attachment Program Award (FAPA) is a competitive grants program designed as graduate student internship to link thesis research findings and recommendations to application and use at community level. The FAPA grants are intended to provide opportunity for dissemination of research outputs with a view to inform policy … Read More Field Attachment Program Award: Open Call for Proposal

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