Tag: FIELD ATTACHMENT PROGRAM AWARD (FAPA)

Communities in Gulu appreciate training on disinfecting bacteriologically contaminated drinking water


Brenda Amondito graduated from Gulu University with a Master of Science in Food Security and Community Nutrition on January 11th 2020. Her masters course was sponsored by the Mastercard Foundation through RUFORUM. Upon completion of her course, RUFORUM awarded her a Field Attachment Programme Award (FAPA) grant to disseminate results and recommendations from her research findings whose research area was focusing on “Determination of … Read More Communities in Gulu appreciate training on disinfecting bacteriologically contaminated drinking water

Despite the language barrier, I graduated on time


 By Hanaa Tharwat Mohamed Ibrahim My name is Hanaa Tharwat Mohamed Ibrahim and I come from Sudan. I hold a Bachelor of Agricultural Science in Soil and Water Science from the University of Gezira which I obtained in March 2009. After my graduation, I worked as an Assistant at the Agricultural Research Corporation in Sudan in the laboratory of the Land and Water Research … Read More Despite the language barrier, I graduated on time

Open Call For Proposals: Field Attachment Program Award (FAPA)


CALL ID: RU FAPA 2017 Proposals will be accepted throughout 2017 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 development and hone students’ … Read More Open Call For Proposals: Field Attachment Program Award (FAPA)

Intra-ACP Mobility scholarship and RUFORUM award reshaped my career


The Boeing 737-800 aircraft touched down at Kamuzu International Airport at about 12.30 pm on the 13th of June 2014. The plane’s door opened and I walked out to step on Malawi soil for the first time in my life. I had just arrived from my home country, Kenya, to pursue a master’s degree in Aquaculture at Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources … Read More Intra-ACP Mobility scholarship and RUFORUM award reshaped my career

Engaging smallholder farmers in cassava value addition in Northern Uganda through community engagement approach


By Sam Elolu[1] Cassava is a key staple in Uganda and is increasingly gaining popularity as an income generating crop. The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture has engaged university-based research teams to generate innovations and solutions to constraints along the cassava value chain. This storyline features one of the graduate students working with a research team at Gulu University that is … Read More Engaging smallholder farmers in cassava value addition in Northern Uganda through community engagement approach

From community psychologist to agricultural change agent: Margaret Gumisiriza’s story


Studying community psychology nurtured my innate dream to become a change agent in the community. By the time I completed my undergraduate degree in 2009, this dream was strongly ingrained in my aspirations. My resolve to make an impact on peoples’ livelihoods was strengthened when I worked with farmers in Masaka and Ngora districts in Uganda on projects implemented by the National Livestock Resources … Read More From community psychologist to agricultural change agent: Margaret Gumisiriza’s story

Special Call for Field Attachments for PhD and MSc Graduates Specialising in Sorghum, Barley and Millet


FIELD ATTACHMENT PROGRAM AWARD (FAPA) CALL ID: RU/2016/FAPA-CRP Release date: 28th January 2016 Application Deadline 30th April 2016 This Call for Attachments is being sponsored and supported by the Crop Research Program for Dryland Crops (CRP-DC) and is designed to increase capacity for research in these commodities. The grantees are expected to be attached to ICARDA (International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry … Read More Special Call for Field Attachments for PhD and MSc Graduates Specialising in Sorghum, Barley and Millet

RUFORUM Awards 67 Field Attachment Grants


RUFORUM has recently awarded 67 Field Attachment Program Award (FAPA) grants to her students totalling to US $84,000. The Field Attachment Program Award (FAPA) is one of the competitive grants program designed to provide graduate students supported by, and/ or associated with RUFORUM interventions at Member Universities to disseminate their research findings and recommendations to the communities where the research was undertaken through an … Read More RUFORUM Awards 67 Field Attachment Grants

AgShare-Prioritizing Professional Development Needs for African Universities


The AgShare project aims to create a scalable and sustainable method of filling critical gaps in agriculture related curriculum through a redesigned MSc process. The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) supports universities to address the important and largely unfulfilled role that universities play in contributing to the well‐being of small‐scale farmers and economic development of countries throughout the sub‐Saharan Africa … Read More AgShare-Prioritizing Professional Development Needs for African Universities

Building Capacity for Africa – Zaharan Journey


Exactly 2 years at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, Zaharan Hussein successfully graduated from the Master’s Degree with distinction, an academic and professional achievement that has developed his robust interest in postharvest technology research and consultancy.  In addition, this achievement has a direct link on his current career as the Assistant Lecturer and Researcher both to the university where he works.  Hussein was awarded … Read More Building Capacity for Africa – Zaharan Journey

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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