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Why waste time and resources? Genomic-aided selection accelerates variety development in IITA’s maize breeding programs.

Wed, 19/01/2022 - 08:33
Genetic diversity is the foundation of any crop improvement programme; therefore, breeders routinely assess the genetic diversity in field crops via different marker techniques. In Africa, biotic and abiotic stresses continue to challenge crop production throughout the continent. This is particularly evident under the current climatic conditions. At IITA, different molecular approaches are being deployed... Continue Reading →

It is not just about producing seeds; quality check and assurance are paramount at every stage: Overview of IITA maize seed production and dissemination pathways.

Tue, 11/01/2022 - 09:26
Successful crop production is linked to having the right seed, of the right quality, grown in the right environment and under the right conditions. Consequently, production of quality seed is paramount in ensuring a food secure future especially in sub Saharan Africa. However, to be effective, a viable partnership between researchers, farmers, and the private... Continue Reading →

RUFORUM Recognizes Individuals Making Impact on Africa’s Development 2021

Thu, 06/01/2022 - 23:17
During the 7th Africa Higher Education Week and the RUFORUM Triennial Conference in Benin, RUFORUM recognised individuals making significant contribution in transforming their communities and institutions. Four Categories of people were awarded during the official opening ceremony at Palai de Congres, Contonou, Benin. As a Network, RUFORUM periodically recognizes individuals and groups who have made... Continue Reading →

New Leadership: Second Female Board Chair appointed for 2022

Thu, 06/01/2022 - 23:04
The RUFORUM Network is pleased to announce  Professor Theresia Nkuo-Akenji as the new RUFORUM Board Chair effective immediately. On the 8th December 2021 during the RUFORUM 20th Annual General Meeting in Cotonou, Benin, Profesor Nkuo Akenji  was elected as the new board chair replacing Professor George Kanyama-Phiri, the former Vice Chancellor of Lilongwe University of... Continue Reading →

IITA’s Integrated Molecular and Conventional Breeding Scheme for Enhancing Genetic Gain in Maize.

Tue, 04/01/2022 - 09:51
Shortly after completing my MSc. studies at Gulu University, I was offered an opportunity for internship at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) based in Ibadan, Nigeria under a research program entitled “Integrated Molecular and Conventional Breeding Scheme for Enhancing Genetic Gain in Maize in Africa”. The program is under Dr. Abebe Menkir who... Continue Reading →

Call for Doctoral Fellowships: RM/2022/Post Doc/02

Mon, 03/01/2022 - 10:57
Applications are invited for three post-doctoral fellowships to be based at Makerere University Regional Center for Crop Improvement (MaRCCI). This fellowship is aimed at supporting training and mentoring the most promising young scientists in Africa to become independent, internationally-recognized research leaders in the field of Plant Breeding, Biotechnology and Seed Systems. Successful applicants will develop... Continue Reading →

Call for Post- Doctoral Fellowships: RU/2022/Post Doc/01

Mon, 03/01/2022 - 10:52
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a network of 129 universities in 38 African countries, with funding from Carnegie Cooperation of New York invites applications from former RUFORUM-Carnegie supported doctoral alumni and others for 24 months post-doctoral fellowships to be based at a RUFORUM member university. The 24 months post-doctoral fellowships... Continue Reading →

Advert for Recruitment of Systems Accountant at RUFORUM Secretariat

Sat, 01/01/2022 - 00:32
We are retained by the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) to identify a competent individual to fill the post of a Systems Accountant (SA). The position is based at the RUFORUM Secretariat in Kampala, Uganda.  RUFORUM operation is guided by its Vision 2030 Strategy (The African Universities’ Agenda for Agricultural Higher... Continue Reading →

RUFORUM thanks message for participating in the Seventh Africa Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Triennial Conference 2021

Mon, 20/12/2021 - 08:49
Thank you very much for participating in the Seventh Africa Higher Week and RUFORUM Triennial Conference 2021 held at Palais des Congres de Cotonou in Benin. Your participation and support mean a lot to the RUFORUM Community. Let us continue to support each other throughout the coming years. May you have a happy 2021 ending... Continue Reading →

RUFORUM wishes you all Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Mon, 20/12/2021 - 08:33
RUFORUM wishes you the melody and spirit of the holidays fill your home with love and peace. RUFORUM wish you Happy Holidays merry Christmas and happy New Year 2022!

[Press Release] RUFORUM Signs a Memorandum of Understanding for collaboration in the advancement of research and quality postgraduate studies

Mon, 20/12/2021 - 06:44
Kampala 17 December 2021: The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) and the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for collaboration in the advancement of research and quality postgraduate studies. RUFORUM is a consortium of 146 African universities operating within 38 countries spanning the African... Continue Reading →

FAMILY STORE Produce Enterprises Participation at the AU Youth Start-Ups Exhibition in Durban, KwaZulu Natal South Africa.

Wed, 08/12/2021 - 16:49
On the 14th of October 2021, FAMILY STORE Produce Enterprises www.familystorepe.com, a youth-led social enterprise established in Northern Uganda received a letter informing the Management of the invitation to the AU Youth Start-Up Pavilion as a winner of the Global Youth Start-Up competition 2020-2021. Selected from over 5,000 applicants, FAMILY STORE Produce Enterprises was among... Continue Reading →

Family farmers policy champions forum established in Uganda

Sun, 05/12/2021 - 20:44
Technical Officers from the Government of Uganda Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) agreed to establish a Policy Forum for family farming in Uganda. The Forum called “Family Farming Policy Champions – Uganda” was inaugurated after a five-day residential training on “Policy Cycles for Family Farming for State and Non-State Actors held from 15th to 19th... Continue Reading →

[Press Release] RUFORUM Delegation Meets the Minister of Higher Education and Other Government Officials from the Democratic Republic of Congo

Sun, 05/12/2021 - 16:21
Cotonou 30th November 2021: The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) delegation had today a dinner meeting with the DRC Minister of Higher Education and his delegation for informal discussions about the arrangements of the RUFORUM Triennial Conference and the status and future perspective of the Ministry in enhancing quality education on... Continue Reading →

RUFORUM Delegation pays Courtesy Call on Her Excellence Madam Chabi Talata, the Vice President of the Republic of Benin

Fri, 03/12/2021 - 15:12
Cotonou, 1st December 2021- A delegation from RUFORUM led by the Executive Secretary Professor Adipala Ekwamu paid a Courtesy Call on Her Excellence Madam Chabi Talata, the Vice President of the Republic of Benin. The call followed an earlier visit to the Hon. Professor Eléonore Ladekan Yayi, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and... Continue Reading →

[Press Release] RUFORUM Delegation Meets Two Beninese Ministers and Other Government Officials, Republic of Benin

Fri, 03/12/2021 - 00:38
Cotonou 29 November 2021: The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) delegation today met two Ministers of Beninese Government to update them about the arrangements of the RUFORUM Triennial Conference and to thank the Government for accepting to host this year’s Conference. The RUFORUM Delegation, led by Professor Adipala Ekwamu, the Executive... Continue Reading →

Eco-Farms Liberia Limited

Sat, 27/11/2021 - 22:03
Eco-Farms Liberia Limited is an inclusive solution-oriented private business enterprise established in 2021 to address the demand for high-quality meat in Liberia. We work through two distinct innovative and impact-focused clusters; the production, marketing, and sales cluster (PMAS), and the Research, Innovation, technology, and knowledge transfer cluster (RIKOT).  At the production, marketing, and sales cluster,... Continue Reading →

[Press Release] Promoting Inclusive Rural Transformation in Africa

Wed, 24/11/2021 - 15:23
On Thursday 18th November 2021, The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and, in close collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), hosted the High-Level Event on Promoting Inclusive Rural Transformation in Africa: Evidence in favour of... Continue Reading →

Blackand Consultancy

Tue, 23/11/2021 - 21:12
Blackand is a client-focused business delivering high-quality professional services. We add value to client’s businesses by providing them with sustainable solutions. Through the feedback from our clients and suppliers, we are able to improve our service delivery. Blackand consultancy is committed to an active role in the local communities within which it operates, contributing towards... Continue Reading →

Comrade Dairy and Food Enterprises

Sun, 14/11/2021 - 20:53
Comrade Dairy and Food Enterprises was established in 2018 by Egerton University Comrades. The company is located in Njoro sub-county. The main objective of the business is to procure, process and sell high quality milk products. Our first market segment is the students at Egerton university and the areas surrounding Njoro. The enterprise is dully... Continue Reading →

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