Tag: Research

My research fieldwork in a foreign country has been a life changing experience


I am Rudo Violet Denga, a Zimbabwean studying PhD at Copperbelt University, Zambia. I obtained both BSc Hons. in Development Studies & MSc. in Development Studies from my home country. My research interests are in social-ecology with particular focus on sustainable environmental management, river bank cultivation and land use/cover change (LUCC).  Currently I am pursuing a PhD in Plant and Environmental Sciences, School of … Read More My research fieldwork in a foreign country has been a life changing experience

I have spread my wings through RUFORUM scholarships


Growing up in DRC Bukavu town, with parents who believed in education being key to my future, has shaped who I am today. In our home region of Eastern DRC, we faced so many problems growing up due to different wars and rape of women. I had to struggle finishing my university education.  After finishing my undergraduate studies, I started working at my university … Read More I have spread my wings through RUFORUM scholarships

RUFORUM Has Given Life Line to My PhD Journey


My name is Jackson Bunyangha from Uganda. Having completed my MSc in Environment and Natural Resources at Makerere University, I was eager to further my studies in Environmental Science particularly in the field of wetlands but in a new environment. Thus, I secured an admission at the University of Nairobi to do my PhD in Hydrobiology. However, I had no idea about where I … Read More RUFORUM Has Given Life Line to My PhD Journey

[Press Release] RUFORUM awards eight Graduate Research Grants


Kampala 30th, November 2020 The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 129 Universities in 38 African Countries, is pleased to announce the recipients of the two year Graduate Research Grants  (GRGs) funded by the Governments of New Zealand and the Netherlands, in support of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA; https://globalresearchalliance.org/). The grants are aimed … Read More [Press Release] RUFORUM awards eight Graduate Research Grants

It is beyond high yield when selecting cassava varieties for planting. An experience from Bukedea and Kumi districts in Uganda


As a son of a farmer, I am always compounded and reminded of Bill Gates quotation “Innovations that are guided by smallholder farmers, adapted to local circumstances, and sustainable for the economy and environment will be necessary to ensure food security in the future”. Therefore, I strive to emulate on the farming practices of my fore fathers and at the same time improve on … Read More It is beyond high yield when selecting cassava varieties for planting. An experience from Bukedea and Kumi districts in Uganda

I adopted an eight-year-old girl child because Mastercard Foundation sowed the seed through a Scholarship


My name is Achieng Sarah from Nwoya district the northern part of Uganda. I am pursuing a Master of Science degree in Agriculture Enterprises development at Gulu University. If there be a shift indelible and worth marking in my life, then the Mastercard foundation Scholarship which I received through RUFORUM is among the top three. It is one thing to grow up hearing and … Read More I adopted an eight-year-old girl child because Mastercard Foundation sowed the seed through a Scholarship

The Post Doctoral Fellowship supported by Carnegie kick-started my career as a Scientist


As Dr. Eric completed his PhD, he needed a platform to begin his career as scientist. Most early career scientists have to travel abroad to hold a PhD position. Through the Carnegie supported Postdoctoral Fellowship, RUFORUM gave him the opportunity to begin research in his home institution and more importantly to build a research team and develop skills in supervision of graduate students. Wanting … Read More The Post Doctoral Fellowship supported by Carnegie kick-started my career as a Scientist

Generation of Future Science Leaders through Mentorship and Research: Experience under the Carnegie Post-Doctoral Fellowship


I am a beneficiary of the Carnegie postdoctoral fellowship awarded to support my research focusing on grain legumes and dryland cereals. Training of young scientists towards masters and doctor of philosophy (PhD) degrees was embedded within the fellowship. Collaborative networking to exploit research potential by leveraging on available resources across institutions was adopted, whereby a multi-institutional framework to cater for regional and or international … Read More Generation of Future Science Leaders through Mentorship and Research: Experience under the Carnegie Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Consultancy: To facilitate and deliver grants proposal writing workshop for RSIF African Host Universities


The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services (“the Services”) include: Positioning the RSIF as the premier sustainable pan-African science fund, focused on building high quality applied research capacity in Africa. … Read More Consultancy: To facilitate and deliver grants proposal writing workshop for RSIF African Host Universities

Makerere University-Uganda Industrial Research Institute Partnership: Real good a deal for potato communities of Uganda


In Uganda, value addition that is very critical in upgrading the entire potato value chain remains limited. Benefits of value addition include the preservation of surpluses from one season to another, easy handling of products during storage and transportation, reduction of transportation costs and production of convenience foods in response to changing lifestyles, and availing products with improved nutritional content. Value addition also builds … Read More Makerere University-Uganda Industrial Research Institute Partnership: Real good a deal for potato communities of Uganda

RUFORUM holds a proposal Write-shop to respond to the African Union Research Grants 2018 Call


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has organized a proposal Write-shop as part of its effort to mobilise and strengthen research capacity in African agricultural universities and research institutions. The Write-shop targets developing proposals for submission to African Union Research Grants 2018 Call for proposals with a deadline of 22nd May 2018. The Write-shop which is taking place from 16th … Read More RUFORUM holds a proposal Write-shop to respond to the African Union Research Grants 2018 Call

Goodwill Message from RUFORUM to the Association of African Universities (AAU).


The Association of African Universities Inaugurated an East African Regional Office in Khartoum, Sudan on 14th March 2018. Prof. Adipala Ekwamu, Executive Secretary, RUFORUM delivered a good will message during the occasion. Read the complete message below.     Goodwill Message from Prof. Adipala Ekwamu, Executive Secretary RUFORUM to the Association of African Universities (AAU) on occasion of the Inauguration of the East African … Read More Goodwill Message from RUFORUM to the Association of African Universities (AAU).

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