Assessment of Universities

The Assessment of RUFORUM Member Universities in Kenya

BACKGROUND
Credible quantitative and qualitative information on existing capacities in agricultural higher education agencies in Africa are important for decisionmakers at national, regional, and international levels. Decisionmakers require data and indicators for strategic planning, policy formulation, setting priorities and benchmarks, measuring progress toward benchmarks, and identifying capacity gaps. Decisionmakers need a better understanding of the specifics of existing staffing and student capacities in the higher education sector, as well as in the wider agricultural innovation systems in Africa south of the Sahara. Access to such information will result in better policies addressing capacity issues in agricultural higher education, research, extension, and other areas. The existence of such information, however, remains extremely limited.

To fill this data gap, the International Food Policy Research Institute’s Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators (ASTI/IFPRI) and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) initiated a partnership to pilot the collection of this type of data for RUFORUM’s member universities. During phase I of the collaboration, ASTI/IFPRI and RUFORUM developed and launched a prototype of the the Portal on Agricultural Capacity in RUFORUM Universities. Phase II, which is currently being implemented, aims to further develop and launch the portal, and to obtain more detailed quantitative and qualitative information for RUFORUM member universities in Kenya and Uganda. This report summarizes the findings of the in-depth assessment for Kenya. Read More  

 

The Assessment of RUFORUM Member Universities in Uganda

BACKGROUND
Credible quantitative and qualitative information on existing capacities in agricultural higher education agencies in Africa are important for decisionmakers at national, regional, and international levels. Decisionmakers require data and indicators for strategic planning, policy formulation, setting priorities and benchmarks, measuring progress toward benchmarks, and identifying capacity gaps. Decisionmakers need a better understanding of the specifics of existing staffing and student capacities in the higher education sector, as well as in the wider agricultural innovation systems in Africa south of the Sahara. Access to such information will result in better policies addressing capacity issues in agricultural higher education, research, extension, and other areas. The existence of such information, however, remains extremely limited.

To fill this data gap, the International Food Policy Research Institute’s Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators (ASTI/IFPRI) and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) initiated a partnership to pilot the collection of this type of data for RUFORUM’s member universities. During phase I of the collaboration, ASTI/IFPRI and RUFORUM developed and launched a prototype of the the Portal on Agricultural Capacity in RUFORUM Universities. Phase II, which is currently being implemented, aims to further develop and launch the portal, and to obtain more detailed quantitative and qualitative information for RUFORUM member universities in Kenya and Uganda. This report summarizes the findings of the in-depth assessment for Uganda. Read More

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