The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), established by ten Vice Chancellors in 2004, is a consortium of 114 African universities operating within 38 countries spanning the African continent. RUFORUM is coordinated by a Secretariat hosted by Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. RUFORUM supports universities to address the important and largely unfulfilled role that universities play in contributing to the well‐being of small‐scale farmers and economic development of countries throughout the sub-Saharan Africa region. The consortium has several unique features for building Africa’s innovation capacity and for engaging universities in development process and practice.

In commemoration of the AGM, RUFORUM is unveiling the Young Scientist Award to honour young and dynamic scientists who hold tremendous promise for scholarly achievement in RUFORUM member universities in Ghana. There will be three RUFORUM Young Scientist awardees from four award categories. One category is exclusively reserved for women scientists. Each recipient will receive a citation and an amount of two thousand US Dollars. Download the Call