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Voices from the Field: Enhancing Potato and Cassava Value Chains Performance


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), Egerton University and Gulu University in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation are implementing the “Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev) Project”. The overall objective of the project is to transform African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to developmental challenges through enhanced application of science, … Read More Voices from the Field: Enhancing Potato and Cassava Value Chains Performance

Gulu University hosts over 600 at the First National Agrienterprenurship Symposium


Prof. Ongeng the Dean Faculty of Agriculture and Environment at Gulu University said that Universities can no longer work in isolation, there is a critical need to build more synergies with other players such as TVETs, and private sector so as to enhance actual contribution of Universities to community transformation.  This was part of the wider call to action during the first Agrienterprenurship symposium … Read More Gulu University hosts over 600 at the First National Agrienterprenurship Symposium

RUFORUM trains Masters and PhD students from Gulu University on academic proposal writing and scientific data management


Under the auspice of the project “Transforming African Universities to Meaningfully Contribute to Africa’s Development (TAGDev)” with funding from the Mastercard Foundation, the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) organised a training on academic proposal writing and scientific data management for Masters and PhD students from the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment from Gulu University. The training took place from 1st … Read More RUFORUM trains Masters and PhD students from Gulu University on academic proposal writing and scientific data management

Collaboration for youth business incubation: Bishop Stuart University partners with PUM Netherlands


Bishop Stuart University (BSU) in Uganda has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with PUM Netherlands senior experts to gain from PUM’s expertise in setting up business incubators.  In this two-year agreement, signed in February 2019, BSU staff and students will benefit from capacity building activities offered by PUM. The two organisations will also jointly engage with small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs), the wider business … Read More Collaboration for youth business incubation: Bishop Stuart University partners with PUM Netherlands

Egerton University hosts 2nd National Forum for agriculture stakeholders in Kenya


  The Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev) Programme at Egerton University held its second National Forum from 12th to 13th March 2019 in Naivasha, Kenya. With the key objective of creating and promoting linkages between agricultural education, training, labour markets and policy makers, the National Forum brought together participants from several universities, Technical and Vocational Education … Read More Egerton University hosts 2nd National Forum for agriculture stakeholders in 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

GULU UNIVERITY STUDENT ENTERPRISE WIN $1,000 FROM THE AGRI-PRENEURSIP ALLIANCE


JuFresh Enterprise is the name of a student enterprise made up of five young dynamic students pursuing MSc. Agri-Enterprises Development at Gulu University in Northern Uganda. The enterprise which started operating in November 2018 at Gulu University is venturing into producing a variety of fresh fruit juice and fruit salads. JuFresh Enterprise also engages with fruits producer’s organizations on contract basis to supply fruits … Read More GULU UNIVERITY STUDENT ENTERPRISE WIN $1,000 FROM THE AGRI-PRENEURSIP ALLIANCE

The MasterCard scholarship has given me opportunity for professional development …my teaching experience at Gulu University


My name is Melas Cayrol Adoko. I am a Beninese by nationality and currently pursuing a masters’ degree in Food Security and Community Nutrition at the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, Gulu University, Uganda.  My study at Gulu University is being sponsored by the Nurturing grant project which is funded by the Mastercard foundation. At the end of my first year, I was selected … Read More The MasterCard scholarship has given me opportunity for professional development …my teaching experience at Gulu University

Uganda’s Minister of Education and Sports hails Mastercard Foundation for their support to Uganda


Reeta Roy the President and CEO of Mastercard Foundation on 4th January 2019 met a delegation from Makerere University, RUFORUM and Ministry of Education and Sports at the State House, Nakasero, Uganda.  The convener of the meeting was the First Lady of the Republic of Uganda who is also the Minister of Education and Sports. In her welcome remarks to Reeta Roy, the First … Read More Uganda’s Minister of Education and Sports hails Mastercard Foundation for their support to Uganda

Press Release: Call for Applications for MCF@RUFORUM Scholarships – 2019


Kampala 19 December 2018 The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), in partnership with Mastercard Foundation is implementing an eight year transformative project to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development. The aim of the partnership is 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 Press Release: Call for Applications for MCF@RUFORUM Scholarships – 2019

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

My journey to becoming a successful pig farmer in Ghana


I am John Atsu Agbolosoo, a Ghanaian student currently pursuing a Master of Science in Agri-Enterprise Development at Egerton University in Kenya under sponsorship from the TAGDev (Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development) Programme. TAGDev is a joint initiative of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) and the Mastercard Foundation. Getting inspired Soon after … Read More My journey to becoming a successful pig farmer in Ghana

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