Tag: Research

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).

RUFORUM PhD graduate starts cowpea breeding program at university of Cape Coast


  Emmanuel Afutu, now with a new title added to his name ‘Doctor’, was ecstatic as he and his colleagues joined RUFORUM staff on 16th January 2018 during a lunch get-together organized at the Secretariat to honour the new PhD graduates.  He was among the 13 RUFORUM-sponsored students who were conferred with Doctorates during the 68th Graduation Ceremony of Makerere University in Uganda, under … Read More RUFORUM PhD graduate starts cowpea breeding program at university of Cape Coast

Prof. Achille Assogbadjo recognized for his outstanding research contribution


Prof. Achille Ephrem Assogbadjo of the University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin, is one of 52 individuals nominated for their outstanding contributions as African researchers in 2017. Nominated by the institutions for which they work, the 52 nominees are acknowledged by the Africa Science Report for their phenomenal scientific work towards addressing poverty unemployment and inequality. Prof. Assogbadjo is particularly recognized for his efforts in sustainable … Read More Prof. Achille Assogbadjo recognized for his outstanding research contribution

New Publication: Part Two of the RUFORUM Working Document Series Vol. 14


We thank all authors who submitted short and extended abstracts for the Fifth African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Biennial Conference that was held 17-21 October 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa.  We received close to 500 papers which were all subjected to peer review process. Following the reviews, we published in October 2016 the first batch of 130 papers in the RUFORUM Working … Read More New Publication: Part Two of the RUFORUM Working Document Series Vol. 14

Strengthening capacity for teaching and research through African Universities – RUFORUM/DAAD award 9 scholarships


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to announce winners of the 2017 DAAD/RUFORUM in-region and in-country scholarships. Since 2011, RUFORUM has been in collaboration with the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) to promote the regional doctoral training programmes offered by RUFORUM member universities in the East African Region. The collaboration offers opportunities for university staff and African scientists … Read More Strengthening capacity for teaching and research through African Universities – RUFORUM/DAAD award 9 scholarships

ICRISAT and RUFORUM meet to consolidate partnership for Agricultural Research and Human Capacity Development


The RUFORUM Secretariat was privileged to host Dr. David J. Bergvinson, the Director General of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT). Dr. Bergvinson was accompanied by Dr. Patrick Okori, Principal Scientist at ICRISAT Malawi, and Dr. Moses Siambi, the Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa, ICRISAT. This event took place on the 17th November, 2016 at the RUFORUM Secretariat. … Read More ICRISAT and RUFORUM meet to consolidate partnership for Agricultural Research and Human Capacity Development

ICRA – Scholarship Application is Open for Professionals in Agricultural Education, Research and Agribusiness: March – May 2017


Application deadline (for scholarships): 19 October 2016 Learning, action research and outreach – Making higher education boost food security, 13 – 31 March 2017, Wageningen, The Netherlands As a professional in tertiary agricultural education you are expected to prepare competent graduates for the job market. In addition, you are requested to do action research that contributes to innovation for food security, and provide services … Read More ICRA – Scholarship Application is Open for Professionals in Agricultural Education, Research and Agribusiness: March – May 2017

RUFORUM recognised for its exemplary leadership and role in promoting Networking and collaboration in Higher Education, Research and S&T across Africa


On the 9th December, 2015 during the Science Forum South Africa (SFSA), RUFORUM was awarded with the SFSA Science Diplomacy Award in the category recognizing “an international science partnership which has made an outstanding contribution to advancing African regional cooperation, integration and development .” RUFORUM was recognised for it’s work in supporting postgraduate training and networks of specialisation, especially in the Common Market for … Read More RUFORUM recognised for its exemplary leadership and role in promoting Networking and collaboration in Higher Education, Research and S&T across Africa

The Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund 2016 – Call for Applications


The Biosciences eastern and central Africa – International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI) Hub, located in Nairobi, Kenya, is a shared agricultural research and biosciences platform that exists to increase access for African researchers to affordable, world-class research facilities. The mission of the BecA-ILRI Hub is “Mobilizing Bioscience for Africa’s Development” by providing a Centre of Excellence in agricultural biosciences, which enables research, capacity building … Read More The Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund 2016 – Call for Applications

Horizon 2020: new opportunities for EU-funded collaborative research between Africa and Europe


Press Release Addis Ababa, October 13 2015 – On 14 October 2015, the European Commission will publish the next Horizon 2020 calls for proposals for the years 2016 and 2017 for a total budget of €16 billion. One of the key features of the Horizon 2020 programme is that it is “Open to the world” meaning that almost all the calls for proposals are … Read More Horizon 2020: new opportunities for EU-funded collaborative research between Africa and Europe

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