Tag: Technology

University of Free State catalysing quality and increasing profitability of the wool value chain among small-scale farmers in the Free State


The Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, Rural Development and Extension submitted a proposal, “Building Competitiveness for communal farmers through developing the wool value chain in the Free State Province of South Africa”, as a bid for a project to The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture. The proposal was selected and the grant was awarded to the Centre.  Subsequently Dr Jan W Swanepoel, … Read More University of Free State catalysing quality and increasing profitability of the wool value chain among small-scale farmers in the Free State

Walking the talk; Student’s loan helped us scale from an idea to a sustainable Agribusiness in Gulu


When we talk of the phrase “from theory to practice”, these guys have it all. A group of highly esteemed Mastercard Foundation at RUFORUM sponsored students pursuing Masters of Science in Agri-Enterprises Development at Gulu University has proven beyond reasonable doubt that opportunity resonates where there is distress. Muteti Francisca Ndinda (Kenya), Mainimo Edmond Nyuyki (Cameroon) and Mpofu Taddias Prince (Zimbabwe) are the co-founders … Read More Walking the talk; Student’s loan helped us scale from an idea to a sustainable Agribusiness in Gulu

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

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

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

Communique de Presse: Concours des Jeunes Entrepreneurs Africains 2019. Appel d’offre pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest


Kampala 03 juillet 2019 Le Forum Régional des Universités pour le renforcement des capacités en agriculture (RUFORUM; http://www.ruforum.org), un réseau de 114 universités dans 38 pays africains, a le plaisir d’annoncer l’appel à proposition d’innovations dans le cadre du concours des Jeunes Entrepreneurs Africains. L’objectif global de cette compétition est de promouvoir l’entrepreneuriat à travers le financement des innovations d’entreprise des jeunes entrepreneurs Africains … Read More Communique de Presse: Concours des Jeunes Entrepreneurs Africains 2019. Appel d’offre pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest

Uganda’s Minister of Education and Sports hails Mastercard Foundation for their support to Uganda


Reeta Roy the President and CEO of Mastercard Foundation on 4th January 2019 met a delegation from Makerere University, RUFORUM and Ministry of Education and Sports at the State House, Nakasero, Uganda.  The convener of the meeting was the First Lady of the Republic of Uganda who is also the Minister of Education and Sports. In her welcome remarks to Reeta Roy, the First … Read More Uganda’s Minister of Education and Sports hails Mastercard Foundation for their support to Uganda

Press Release: Call for Applications for MCF@RUFORUM Scholarships – 2019


Kampala 19 December 2018 The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), in partnership with Mastercard Foundation is implementing an eight year transformative project to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development. The aim of the partnership is to transform African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to developmental challenges through enhanced application of science, technology, business and innovation for … Read More Press Release: Call for Applications for MCF@RUFORUM Scholarships – 2019

Lauréats de la deuxième édition du concours des jeunes entrepreneurs africains


Kampala 06 Octobre, 2018 Le Forum Régional des Universités pour le Renforcement des capacités en agriculture (RUFORUM) a le plaisir d’annoncer la liste des lauréats de la 2eme Edition du concours des jeunes entrepreneurs Africains. Des 1332 propositions reçues de 46 pays (42 en Afrique et 4 hors du continent), 23 projets ont été sélectionnés à travers le processus suivant: Une évaluation rapide des … Read More Lauréats de la deuxième édition du concours des jeunes entrepreneurs africains

Statement from RUFORUM Executive Secretary at the Joint Meeting of the SADC Ministers responsible for Education, Training, Science, Technology and Innovation


Professor. Adipala Ekwamu the Executive Secretary of  the Regional universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has today made remarks about RUFORUM’s contribution to SADC during the closing of the joint meeting of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Ministers responsible for Education, Training, Science, Technology and Innovation in Durban South Africa. Read the full statement below

MASTERS FELLOWSHIP: Supporting Young Talented Female Scientists


The World Bank is partnering with eight Governments in Eastern and Southern Africa in an innovative project with the aim of improving the quality of training and research in higher education, and reducing the skill gaps in key development priority areas. The Eastern and Southern Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence (ACE II) Project supports the governments of Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, … Read More MASTERS FELLOWSHIP: Supporting Young Talented Female Scientists

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