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Africa Women Vice Chancellors’ forum opens at the 15th RUFORUM AGM


The 3rd annual Forum for Women Vice Chancellors in Africa (FAWoVC) kicked off yesterday at the University of Cape Coast, with official opening remarks made by Hon. Shirly Ayorkor Botchway, Ghana’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration. The forum which brings together women Vice Chancellors and Rectors, scientists in academia (both women and men), researchers and students is being held alongside the 15th … Read More Africa Women Vice Chancellors’ forum opens at the 15th RUFORUM AGM

Annonce de trois (3) lauréats du Prix de RUFORUM pour les Jeunes Scientifiques de l’Année 2019


En commémoration de l’Assemblée Générale Annuelle du RUFORUM au Ghana, le Forum Régional des Universités pour le Renforcement des Capacités en Agriculture (RUFORUM) a dévoilé le Concours de RUFORUM du Prix pour les Jeunes Scientifiques spécifiquement destiné à honorer les jeunes scientifiques et dynamiques qui sont extrêmement prometteurs pour leurs achèvements scientifiques au Ghana. Les trois (3) jeunes scientifiques récompensés du Ghana ont été … Read More Annonce de trois (3) lauréats du Prix de RUFORUM pour les Jeunes Scientifiques de l’Année 2019

Three (3) winners of the RUFORUM Young Scientists Award 2019 announced


In commemoration of the RUFORUM Annual General Meeting in Ghana, the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) unveiled the Young Scientist Award Competition specifically to honor young and dynamic scientists who hold tremendous promise for scholarly achievement in Ghana. Three (3) Young Scientist awardees from Ghana have been competitively selected from four award categories (see Table I below) after extensive reviews … Read More Three (3) winners of the RUFORUM Young Scientists Award 2019 announced

Twenty (20) winners of RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition 2019 announced


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to announce the 20 winners of the 2019 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (West Africa). The competition attracted applications from 421 youth (110 females and 311 males) from 12 countries in West Africa including: Nigeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo. The following … Read More Twenty (20) winners of RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition 2019 announced

Innovation Challenge: Disruptive Agricultural Technology (DAT) by Ministry of Agriculture and World Bank, Uganda


Background The Government of Uganda (GOU), through the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) received a 150m dollar fund from the World Bank towards the cost of the Agriculture Cluster Development Project (ACDP). The project objective is to raise on-farm production, productivity, and marketable volumes of Beans, Rice, Maize, Cassava and Coffee, in specified geographical clusters, making up 42 districts. During its … Read More Innovation Challenge: Disruptive Agricultural Technology (DAT) by Ministry of Agriculture and World Bank, Uganda

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

Call for Social Media Rapporteurs for RUFORUM Annual General Meeting 2019 University of Cape Coast, Ghana


Deadline for Application: 30 October, 2019 The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is organising its 15th Annual General meeting at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana from 2-6 December 2019. RUFORUM is a network of 114 Universities in 38 Countries in Africa. The RUFORUM Network is mandated to strengthen the quality and relevance of postgraduate training and research in … Read More Call for Social Media Rapporteurs for RUFORUM Annual General Meeting 2019 University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Call for Posters:THE RUFORUM FIFTEENTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, 2 – 6 December 2019


RUFORUM is a network of 114 Universities in 38 African countries with mission to strengthen the capacities of universities to foster innovations for strengthening agri-food systems through the training of high quality researchers, the output of impact oriented research and the maintenance of collaborative working relations among researchers, farmers, national agricultural research institutions and governments. The RUFORUM Fifteenth Annual General Meeting , will be … Read More Call for Posters:THE RUFORUM FIFTEENTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, 2 – 6 December 2019

EARTH University – Mastercard Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program


Since 2011, EARTH University and the Mastercard Foundation (MCF) have partnered to provide educational opportunity to young leaders whose academic talent and promise exceed their financial resources, to support them in transforming the future of developing regions, particularly Africa. More than 130 MCF Scholars have graduated from EARTH after an intensive, experiential 4-year program in agriculture and natural resources management, and the vast majority … Read More EARTH University – Mastercard Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program

University of Zambia: Call for Applications to Masters and Doctoral Studies for 2019/2020


African Countries have continued to face growing challenges related to infectious diseases in both human and animal populations. As a way of increasing capacity to tackle these challenges on the continent, the Zambian Government obtained a loan from the World Bank for the creation of the Africa Centre of Excellence in Infectious Diseases of Humans and Animals (ACEIDHA) at the University of Zambia (UNZA), … Read More University of Zambia: Call for Applications to Masters and Doctoral Studies for 2019/2020

University of Cape Coast PhD Student uses drone technology to improve livelihoods of smallholder farmers


I love using the Drone technology, especially in the field of agriculture. It is entertaining, fun and exciting to operate and work with.” Zikiru Shaibu Modern technology is making it possible for the youth to find agriculture attractive and it provides opportunities for them to engage in the service industry involving small farmers.  Research is needed to see how effectively digital media, drones and … Read More University of Cape Coast PhD Student uses drone technology to improve livelihoods of smallholder farmers

Thirty Nine (39) RUFORUM Network Universities ranked among top 100 Universities in African in 2019


Kampala 12 August 2019 Many Governments in Africa have put in place policies to widen access to University Education, and this has come with increasing pressure from university stakeholders and beneficiaries to demonstrate value for money invested in Higher Education. As a result, universities are consistently striving to do their best to visibly show their relevance to the public. University ranking has for so … Read More Thirty Nine (39) RUFORUM Network Universities ranked among top 100 Universities in African in 2019

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