Tag: Kenya

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

A TVET-University collaboration generating impact: The CARP+ Seed Potato Project in Kenya


Consumption of potato in Kenya has been increasing over the past few years and it is now one of the most highly consumed crops. Many families eat it as a staple food, but it is also becoming a significant source of income due to its short maturity time, high yields per unit area and the ability to harvest it twice a year as opposed … Read More A TVET-University collaboration generating impact: The CARP+ Seed Potato Project in Kenya

Higher quality seed potato improves productivity and income of Smallholder Farmers in Nakuru County


In the lush green rolling hills of Molo in Kenya lies Baraka Agricultural College, an exemplary Agricultural Technical Vocational and Training (ATVET) institution whose focus on nurturing skilled, relevant and market ready graduates is visible. Baraka Agricultural College prides in its competence based training approach that it executes in a range of training offerings including: Diploma in horticulture producer, Diploma in entrepreneurial agriculture, Diploma … Read More Higher quality seed potato improves productivity and income of Smallholder Farmers in Nakuru County

Press release: Program for the Sixth Higher Education Week and 2018 RUFORUM Biennial Conference released


Kampala 14 June, 2018. The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to release the draft programme for the Sixth African Higher Education Week and the RUFORUM Biennial Conference which is scheduled for 22-26 October, 2018 at the Kenyatta International Convection Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.  The theme of the biennial is “Aligning African Universities to accelerate attainment of Africa’s Agenda … Read More Press release: Program for the Sixth Higher Education Week and 2018 RUFORUM Biennial Conference released

Changing lives in the community through entrepreneurship


By Geoffrey Cheruiyot Ngenoh, MSc. Agri-Enterprise Development student at Egerton University. July 2017 will always be memorable to me. It was during this time that we had the orientation training for new TAGDev scholars and I developed a business mindset. Speaker after speaker during the training, motivated me to start my entrepreneurship journey. By the end of the training I had so many business … Read More Changing lives in the community through entrepreneurship

Call for rural youth Agribusiness Entrepreneurs support.


The Eastern Africa Farmers’ Federation in partnership with IFAD is calling on rural youth groups in agriculture and agribusiness related enterprises to submit business proposals for support in accessing: Technical support to develop enterprise ready investment proposals, Agri-business incubation services and mentorship Potential funders/ investors and other partnership opportunities The proposal can be on an existing businesses/start-ups run by youth with a view of … Read More Call for rural youth Agribusiness Entrepreneurs support.

Recognising Excellence – RUFORUM IMPRESSA Awards Winners 2017


During the 13thAnnual General Meeting, RUFORUM recognized outstanding university scientists and leaders who have made significant contribution in the field of agricultural research and science for development in Africa, through the Impact Research and Science in Africa or IMPRESSA Award. The IMPRESSA Award, which is been run for the fourth round in 2017, recognizes outstanding university led contributions to development through agricultural research and … Read More Recognising Excellence – RUFORUM IMPRESSA Awards Winners 2017

Meet Cohort One 2017 MCF@RUFORUM Students


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with Mastercard Foundation are implementing an eight year program “Transforming Agricultural Universities in Africa to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev)”. Under this program, 220 students will be trained as part of training the next generation of AgLeaders for Africa in Africa through an innovative agricultural training model. In this … Read More Meet Cohort One 2017 MCF@RUFORUM Students

Neglected Insects as a remedy for food insecurity: the case of crickets


By Carolyne Kipkoech, PhD student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology I am a Kenyan national, with a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) where I graduated in 2005. I always had a passion for disease prevention, which is why I later studied a Master of Science in Immunology at Moi University where I graduated … Read More Neglected Insects as a remedy for food insecurity: the case of crickets

Kenyans, Rwandans and Ugandans: Blog to Win a Trip to Washington, DC


Deadline: December 02, 2016-January 15, 2017 | Online Agriculture is the backbone of the East African regional economy, as it accounts for about 32% of the region’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Growth in the agriculture sector helps raise incomes, create employment opportunities, reduces poverty, and accounts for about 70% of employment opportunities in Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda. Despite being a field vibrant with innovations … Read More Kenyans, Rwandans and Ugandans: Blog to Win a Trip to Washington, DC

Consultancy Opportunities: Country Level Study on the Status of the Higher Agricultural Education Sector


Science, technology and innovation is critical for responding to the challenges of African agriculture and to elevate its performance and contribution towards economic development and poverty alleviation. Universities have a key role to play in producing the next generation of the African workforce, including researchers/scientists, extension and advisory service practitioners, input dealers and other development practitioners that are expected to generate, translate, extend and … Read More Consultancy Opportunities: Country Level Study on the Status of the Higher Agricultural Education Sector

Apply Now: MSc in Natural Resources Management for Tropical Rural Development


Application Deadline: Friday, 10 July 2015. The Application Procedure outlined below applies only to applicants from countries eligible for scholarships by the Italian Cooperation, and who are interested in the ‘Land and Water ‘ curriculum. Candidates from other countries, including Italy, are invited to apply directly to the University of Florence, at their own expense. In 2015 the Italian Cooperation will provide funding for 16 … Read More Apply Now: MSc in Natural Resources Management for Tropical Rural Development

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