Tag: TAGDev project

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

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

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

Mastercard@RUFORUM announces 60 scholarship recipients for 2018-2019 academic year


Kampala July 02, 2018. The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), is pleased to announce the Second cohort of the Mastercard@RUFORUM scholarship recipients for the 2018-2019 academic year. Since July 2016, RUFORUM, in partnership with MasterCard Foundation, Gulu University and Egerton University are implementing an eight year programme aimed at transforming African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to … Read More Mastercard@RUFORUM announces 60 scholarship recipients for 2018-2019 academic year

Creating youth employment and food security in my community


  By Gad Matayo Sambrumo, MSc Agri-Enterprise Development at Egerton University I was born in 1993 in Busia County, western Kenya and hold a degree in Agribusiness Management and Enterprise Development from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. Currently, I am enrolled for a Master of Science in Agri-Enterprise Development at Egerton University funded by RUFORUM under the TAGDev (Transforming African Agricultural Universities … Read More Creating youth employment and food security in my community

Entrepreneurship training transformed my life: I started three businesses


By Mercyline Jerusa My name is Mercyline Jerusa and I come from Kakamega County in western Kenya. I am currently pursuing a Master of Science in Agri-enterprise Development at Egerton University with funding from RUFORUM under the TAGDev (Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development) programme funded by the Mastercard Foundation.  My entrepreneurial journey started during the orientation training … Read More Entrepreneurship training transformed my life: I started three businesses

BID NOTICE UNDER NATIONAL COMPETITIVE BIDDING: SUPPLY OF LAPTOPS TO RUFORUM SECRETARIAT


Background The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 85 Universities in 35 African countries is focused on training the next generation of scientists in Africa. RUFORUM seeks to realise vibrant transformative universities to catalyse sustainable inclusive agricultural development to feed and create prosperity for Africa. RUFORUM’s core commitments relate to transformative student education and learning, research excellence and … Read More BID NOTICE UNDER NATIONAL COMPETITIVE BIDDING: SUPPLY OF LAPTOPS TO RUFORUM SECRETARIAT

Higher Education for Agricultural Transformation


It could very well be that the first half of the 21st century will be remembered as the period when Africa came into its own. These five decades could be a period of steady economic growth and one is which the rapid increase of the working age population actually pays the long promised demographic dividend.  Whether this dream is realized will of course depend … Read More Higher Education for Agricultural Transformation

Call for Establishment of Agribusiness Incubation Hubs 2017/2018: RUFORUM Entrepreneurship Challenge Program (RECAP)


Deadline for Submission: 30th December, 2017 The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation is implementing an eight year programme “Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev)”. The TAGDev Programme seeks to transform African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to developmental challenges through enhanced application of science, … Read More Call for Establishment of Agribusiness Incubation Hubs 2017/2018: RUFORUM Entrepreneurship Challenge Program (RECAP)

Call for Proposals: RUFORUM Community Action Research Programme


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation is implementing an eight year programme “Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev)”. The TAGDev Programme seeks to transform African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to developmental challenges through enhanced application of science, technology, business and innovation for rural … Read More Call for Proposals: RUFORUM Community Action Research Programme

Egerton University students to benefit from Sh2.7bn MasterCard grant


By FRANCIS MUREITHI Summary Egerton University in Kenya and Gulu University in Uganda will be the main beneficiaries of the project. The scholarships, which kicked off last year, will run for eight years before ending in 2024. The project aims to help beneficiaries acquire skills in agricultural value chain, entrepreneurship and community-based research. The MasterCard Foundation has set aside Sh2.7 billion to award scholarships … Read More Egerton University students to benefit from Sh2.7bn MasterCard grant

Creating change agents through student-community engagement


Increasingly universities are under pressure to provide evidence of their contribution to society. This requires them to develop new models of engaging at various levels. In doing so, universities have to transition from merely teaching and research to include direct relations with society. University outreach has evolved and taken various forms to make university knowledge and expertise available to end users. While some universities … Read More Creating change agents through student-community engagement

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