Tag: TAGDev project

My chicken project is thriving because of support from RUFORUM


In my community, commercial livestock farming was seen as an activity for people who owned large acreages of land. Because the community is residential, most people live on small plots of land where such projects cannot be easily undertaken. With the knowledge and skills, I gained as part of my school orientation at Egerton University in Kenya, I decided to utilize the small space … Read More My chicken project is thriving because of support from RUFORUM

Piggery and tree planting are keeping me busy


Agriculture is one of the sectors that has not been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. That is why when schools were closed and I returned home, I opted to try my hands at some agricultural projects. I started with a project of nine pigs, which I named Zero Waste Organic Piggery Farm. To help me manage the animals well, I have employed one … Read More Piggery and tree planting are keeping me busy

I have spent the lockdown running a piggery


Before l got a scholarship from RUFORUM, life was a constant struggle for me and my family. My parents were engaged in agriculture, but it did not bring in enough income to support the household. Out of a family of 11 siblings, I was the first to go to university. On the other hand, while my brothers attended a government aided school, my sister … Read More I have spent the lockdown running a piggery

Here is how my smart gardening is working


The idea of starting a smart garden began in March this year, when we returned home after the university was closed. Other lower institutions of learning had also been closed. So, my siblings were all home. That meant there were more people to feed all at once, and that would put a huge strain on my parents. That’s when I decided to venture into … Read More Here is how my smart gardening is working

Lessons and innovations shared by RUFORUM Principal Investigators during the 15th Annual General Meeting in Cape Coast-Ghana


The 12th RUFORUM Principal Investigators monitoring and learning session organized as a side event at the 15th RUFORUM Annual General meeting on 2nd-3rd December, 2019 converged all research teams of projects granted under the Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev project). This was also the first time the Mastercard Foundation met all the project implementers to receive … Read More Lessons and innovations shared by RUFORUM Principal Investigators during the 15th Annual General Meeting in Cape Coast-Ghana

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

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