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Watermelon production is profitable and rewarding


Jemima ALLA HOUESSOU, a Beninese by nationality and a former RUFORUM scholar under the Nurturing grant project completed a Masters of Science in Agri-Enterprises Development at Gulu University and Graduated on 11th January 2020. As a former RUFORUM scholar,  She applied for the field attachment (FAPA) award which is a competitive grant program aiming at supporting graduate students to link thesis research findings and … Read More Watermelon production is profitable and rewarding

Apply Now: The MasterCard Foundation at RUFORUM Scholarship Award 2017/2018


Background: The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, Gulu University and Egerton University are implementing an eight year program aimed at transforming African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to developmental challenges through enhanced application of science, technology, business and innovation for rural agricultural transformation. This is eight year program (2016-2024) and will … Read More Apply Now: The MasterCard Foundation at RUFORUM Scholarship Award 2017/2018

Saving the Mozambique coconut: Uganda’s Ronald Kityo discovers parasitoids for the coconut whitefly


By Ronald Kityo Armed with an Intra-ACP Mobility scholarship, blessings from my family, but no knowledge of Portuguese, I travelled to the Portuguese speaking country of Mozambique in 2015 to study for a Masters in Crop Protection at Eduardo Mondlane University. This trip was  my first long flight out of Uganda. The weather in Mozambique was quite unfriendly, being either too cold or too … Read More Saving the Mozambique coconut: Uganda’s Ronald Kityo discovers parasitoids for the coconut whitefly

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

Her Excellency Dr. Mrs. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of the Republic of Mauritius to address the RUFORUM Biennial Conference and African Higher Education Week in Cape Town South Africa as part of joint efforts to strengthen Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation in Africa


Her Excellency Dr. Mrs. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, the President of the Republic of Mauritius will address African Vice Chancellors, Principals, Deans, Graduate Students and other higher education stakeholders at the RUFORUM Biennial Conference and African Higher Education Week to be held 17-21 October, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa. This was confirmed by Her Excellency during a visit by a Delegation from the Regional Universities … Read More Her Excellency Dr. Mrs. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of the Republic of Mauritius to address the RUFORUM Biennial Conference and African Higher Education Week in Cape Town South Africa as part of joint efforts to strengthen Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation in Africa

Now Open: The Oxford Patrick Duncan Scholarships


Deadline for applications: January 2016. The Oxford Patrick Duncan Scholarship in Sustainable Development is now open, for the first of 5 years, initially. It is for students from a SADC country (http://www.sadc.int/), wishing to do an MSc at Oxford’s African Studies Centre for 1 year starting in September 2016.  Note: NB candidates from other countries are not eligible. Click here to view the scholarship … Read More Now Open: The Oxford Patrick Duncan Scholarships

RUFORUM Launches crowd funding campaign to raise scholarship funds for African students


The Regional University Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) today launched a crowd funding campaign to raise funds to train African graduate students within Africa to transform African agriculture. Under the theme “Sponsor a student, Sustain Africa’s agriculture” the campaign seeks to spread far and wide, RUFORUM’s cause of training a critical mass of innovative graduates to champion agricultural transformation in the continent. … Read More RUFORUM Launches crowd funding campaign to raise scholarship funds for African students

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