CARP+ Students Profiles

RUFORUM Community Action Research Programme

RUFORUM in partnership with mastercard foundation is implementing a programme known as “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 agricultural transformation. Under TAGDev, there is a specific focus on community action research designed to allow African universities develop and capitalise more comprehensive and sustainable participatory action research and establish platforms for engagement with all the stakeholders including the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions.  The Programme is known as the Community Action Research Programme PLUS (CARP+). Each community action research project involve training graduates (PhD. and MSc.) and undergraduates in particular countries or geographic areas,  a selected commodities, and nest its research along the full commodity value chain. Read more about our graduate students and what they are studying.

CARP+ Students Profiles

Asged Babiker is a Sudanese, who graduated from Sudan University of Sciences and Technology with bachelor’s degree (upper class division 1) in Agriculture in 2017. She is currently second year, RUFORUM CARP+ project scholarship beneficiary, pursuing a Master in Horticulture at University of Gezira. With major focus in vegetables production. Asged trained in ministry of Agriculture and Forest (April 2015), Ministry of Interior Commerce (2016) and Agricultural Research Corporation (May 2018- May 2019).



Esrra Mergani Osman She was born on the 26th of December 1994, in Sinner, and then she has been live in Wad Medani. She graduated from Blue Nile University, Bachelor of Honor in Civil Engineering (First class 2012-2017). She worked at the Hydraulic Research Center in wad Medani during the national service period (October 2017-November 2018) and then as a trainee at Sudan Pile Company for Roads and Bridges in White Nile Projects (September 2018 – December 2018). Now she study Master at the Institute of Water Management and Irrigation, University of Gezira specializes in water management, with a full scholar ship Funded by RUFORUM under MINI CARP+ project. The research of the Master will be about water harvesting and exploitation for agriculture in rural areas and design application irrigation from the catchment.


Hala Abdalrhim Abdlla (Sudan). Hala was born in 1994 north kordofon state, west Sudan, an area where a major area of production of economic crop and livestock. She was graduated from the University of Dallanj with a B.Sc. honors in Agriculture extension & rural development (Upper class Division 1) in 2014. She has worked for ministry of agriculture and wealth animals and irrigation provide a technical skill to farming communities, these helped to see the gap in agriculture extension. She is currently pursuing a master of agriculture extension and rural development at University of Gazira under the RUFORM /2018/CARP/70/+a project. My passion for researching in agriculture field is to provide a sustainable solution and recommendation for increased food security to the ever increasing population. Hala aspires to become leader in ministry of agriculture to be able to design agriculture policies that will help the country


Tafaol Elsadig Ali (Sudan), She was born in Gedarif State, (Eastern Sudan), She was graduated with B.Sc. (Second class, Division One) in the Department of Agricultural Economics,
Sudan University of Science and Technology in 2016. She her gratitude project in the (The Role of microfinance in Enhancing Income of Productive Family in Gedaref state). She trained in the Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics, Gedarif State, And trained in the production and fattening of calves in Gedarif State. She worked at the Agricultural Machinery sales Company and worked as a volunteer in the Environmental Organization (Gedaref state). She is currently, pursuing a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics at the University of Gezira (Sudan) under the RUFORUM /2018/CARP+/07A project proposal titled (Empowerment of Women and Youth: Enhancing productivity of Livestock and vegetable Value Chains in rain fed area, Gezira state). Tafaol aspires to be leader in Economic Modeling and Microfinance

Samah Altayep (Sudan) was born in 1996 and grew up in Kassala State (East Sudan). Samah was enrolled in Bachelor of Science and Education, Family Sciences (Nutrition and Dietetics). Where she graduated with first class honors in 2017. She attended training course on Clinical Nutrition Enteral and Parenteral.
Nutrition and training course on Community Nutrition. She is currently a second year, RUFORUM CARP+ project Scholarship beneficiary, pursuing a Masters in Nutrition science in Assessment Nutritional at Faculty of Environmental Science (Specialty Safety Food and Nutrition) at University of Gezira.
Samah is highly interested by the education and awareness nutritional of women rural because to improve Nutritional status of under five years children. Her dream is to teach food science in Khartoum Universities and also to work in Humanitarian Organization or United Nations organization to reduce under nutrition and unawareness nutrition and food unsafety in Africa especially in Sudan.


Esraa Ahmed (Sudan) was born in 1992, was graduated from Faculty of Animal production University of Khartoum, in November 2014 with Second Class Division 1. She has complete training program at DIU (Dam Implementation Unit) in Animal production during period in 2016. She is currently, pursuing a Master in goat milk Production and Processing, Goat Research Center, University of Gezira under the RUFORUM  2018/CARP+/07A project. Her dream to become a leader in Processing and marketing of goat Milk in Sudan. She hope to contribute to the development of her country by creating jobs especially for rural women


Osman Musa is a Sudanese who graduated from Kordofan University with a second class upper bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Food Sciences 2015. He is currently a first year, RUFORUM CARP+ project Scholarship beneficiary, pursuing a Masters in Biochemistry and Food Sciences in Alsalam University with a major focus in Microbial Investigation and Adulteration Tests for Honey bees.



Mrs. Asma Hamad is a citizen of The Republic of Sudan, who graduated in The Department of Plant Protection Sciences, Faculty of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, University of Kordofan, El Obeid P. O. Box 160 Sudan, with 1st class (Hons.) Bachelor’s Degree, in the field of Plant Protection, since 2008. Asma is working with Ministry of Agricultural and Economic Resources, North Kordofan State, El Obeid, during 2016 up to date. Currently she is associated with University of Kordofan, Faculty of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, Department of Plant Protection Sciences as a Part-Time Teaching Assistant in conducting many practical’s session. Also, her profile includes managing filed apiaries, handling honeybee colonies for research, honey production and practical activates the honeybee pests and diseases, statistical analysis of the data collected from various regions. Asma is PG Student a second years pursuing a Master Degree in The Department of Crop Sciences, Faculty of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, Peace University under RUFORUM (MINI-Carp) Project Strengthening Beekeeping Value Chain West Kordofan, Sudan 2018 – 2021.
Overall, Asma is highly intelligent and she has a good analytical skill and excellent communication skill. She is hard worker, very active, self-motivated and demonstrated great perseverance and initiative. Not only was she interested in motivated to learn, but she also put great work into assimilating in to her own experience and developing her own ideas about each ethical topic that we discussed. Definitely she is the best and wonderful candidate for any training progamme and she definitely be a value asset to any institution/ organization if she has given the wonderful opportunity which offers her a chance to success in her future endeavors.


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