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Agricultural Tertiary and Vocational Education and Training (ATVET) in Africa

Tue, 04/04/2023 - 10:31
Report panel 47 Africa Knows ConferenceThe panel was organized in collaboration with RUFORUM, Wageningen University & Research and Nuffic and was part of the “Africa Knows! It is time to decolonise minds” Conference. It focused specifically on how ATVET can bridge the gap between higher education, other forms of learning, and the business community. IntroductionOn […]

Reflections on the establishment and implementation of an agribusiness incubation hub

Mon, 03/04/2023 - 16:10
Establishing and implementing an agribusiness incubation hub at a higher education institution may seem simple, but it is actually a complex undertaking that requires careful planning and collaboration. However, with the right approach, it can lead to significant benefits for all stakeholders involved, including student entrepreneurs, the implementation team, university management, and the agricultural sector […]

The 19th RUFORUM Annual General Meeting (AGM), Yaoundé– Cameroon

Fri, 31/03/2023 - 15:49
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 163 universities in 40 countries in Africa will hold its 19th AGM from 29th October – 3rd November 2023 at Palais des Congrès in Yaoundé, Cameroon under the theme: “Transforming Higher Education to Sustainably Feed and Create Prosperity for Africa.” The AGM […]

[CIMMYT] Post-Doctoral Fellow – Farming Systems Expert

Fri, 31/03/2023 - 12:23
The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT®, is not-for-profit agricultural research for development organization with partners in over 100 countries.Please refer to our website for more information: www.cimmyt.org CIMMYT is looking for an outstanding, self-motivated, and result-oriented professional for the position of Framing systems expert to coordinate and support […]

Safflower CARP Collaborator Wins National Research Excellence Award in Botswana

Thu, 30/03/2023 - 15:02
On 7th March 2023, Dr. Onkgolotse G. Moatshe-Mashiqa (PhD), a collaborator in the BUAN RUFORUM CARP safflower project titled ‘Enhancing Safflower Production and Product Development for Food Security and Improving Income of Small-Scale Farmers in Botswana’, was awarded the National Research Excellence Award in Agriculture in Botswana. The safflower research project titled ‘Introduction of Safflower […]

Building Entrepreneurial capacity among Graduates and Local Youth Groups in Agri-business Incubators:  Reflections from the first intake of the Agricultural and Rural Innovation Incubation hub (ARIHUB) at Haramaya University

Tue, 28/03/2023 - 12:05
The ‘Strengthening Entrepreneurial Capacity through Agricultural and Rural Innovation Incubation Hub at Haramaya University’ (ARIHUB) was a two-year project supported under the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture RUFORUM and Mastercard Foundations as part of the RUFORUM Agricultural Enterprises Challenge Program (RECAP) (RECAP-Grant No. RU/2019/RECAP/09). The project at Haramaya University was designed to […]

CALL FOR MASTERS FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS UNDER THE ACE II ADDITIONAL FINANCING (ACE II AF) PROJECT

Thu, 23/03/2023 - 11:31
Supporting Young Talented Female Scientists to Become Future Leaders to Transform Agriculture and Food Systems. CLOSING DATE: JUNE 15th 2023 The World Bank is partnering with the Republics of Malawi and Mozambique to implement the additional financing of the Eastern and Southern Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence Project (ACE II). The ACE II project […]

Post-Harvest Handling of Seed Potato training and extension held in Amboni, Mweiga, Kieni West, Nyeri

Wed, 22/03/2023 - 17:08
Egerton University, in line with its mission and mandate on extension training and outreach, has established a series of local and international partnerships and linkages in research, teaching, and industry. Among these partnerships is the ‘Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and Development’ (TAGDev) Program. TAGDev is an 8 years (2016-2024) […]

Reimagining: new humans, new society, new Higher Education

Fri, 17/03/2023 - 14:12
This is the audacious theme of the 13th Reinventing Higher Education Conference co-hosted on 6 March by two of my favourite universities: IE University in Madrid that I visited last year and met with dynamic students and staff who gave me hope that the future will be different and UCT (the University of Cape Town, […]

[PBL-BioAfrica] 21st century skills – the way to get employed?

Fri, 17/03/2023 - 11:23
“The workshop was of huge benefit to me because it helped me realize that I need to be creative and innovative” – Feedback from the AGS co-creation and innovation workshop. ”We first look at your social media,” answered the Director of Bongohive Zambia when asked how they recruit new experts. He continued that social media tells with whom you liaise […]

RUFORUM Newsletter

Thu, 09/03/2023 - 14:25
A brief from the Regional Universities Forum For Capacity Building In Agriculture Network Summary This brief highlights RUFORUM engagements, forthcoming events and work in progress from member Universities. We are pleased to release our first volume with engagements from the previous Annual General Meeting held 12-16 December 2022 in Harare, Zimbabwe, and stories from alumni […]

RUFORUM Global Research Alliance: Call for proposals for Graduate Research Grants

Fri, 03/03/2023 - 14:54
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM;http://www.ruforum.org) and the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA; https://globalresearchalliance.org/) invite applications from RUFORUM Member Universities for the second Global Research Alliance Graduate Research Grants (GRA-GRG) call. The GRA-GRG is aimed at building the capability of graduate students and post-graduate scientists in Africa toContinue reading "RUFORUM Global Research Alliance: Call for proposals for Graduate Research Grants"

RUFORUM Global Research Alliance Graduate Research Grants: Call for proposals for Doctoral Research Grants

Fri, 03/03/2023 - 11:02
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM; http://www.ruforum.org), International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi (ILRI) and the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA; https://globalresearchalliance.org/) invite applications from RUFORUM Member Universities for the second Global Research Alliance Graduate Research Grants (GRA-GRG) call. This call aims to train PhD students in AfricaContinue reading "RUFORUM Global Research Alliance Graduate Research Grants: Call for proposals for Doctoral Research Grants"

The Journey was Long and Enriching, and It is Still not Coming to an End!!!

Tue, 28/02/2023 - 09:34
It was a maelstrom of thoughts flying through my already fatigued small head, torn between the need to return home and the exhilaration of grasping a golden opportunity for career growth. Even though the opportunity was appealing and timely (I was just completing my Ph.D. studies), seizing it on the spur of the moment was... Continue Reading →

Webinar on “Understanding Open Science and Research Data Management: International and Local Perspectives”

Thu, 23/02/2023 - 17:02
Date: Tuesday, 28 February 2023 Time: 09:00-11:00am UTCRegistration Link : http://bitly.ws/Avqz

How can educators, researchers and practitioners use digital technologies to enable learning and support change?

Thu, 23/02/2023 - 10:34
The world woke up to online learning during the pandemic, but for the last 10 years we’ve been quietly developing our digital expertise. Over 20,000 professionals and students across Asia, Africa and Latin America have used our online courses — and connected communities of practice — to develop new knowledge, master new skills and apply... Continue Reading →

Digital Technology in Capacity Development: Enabling Learning and Supporting Change

Thu, 23/02/2023 - 10:26
This book focuses on digital approaches to capacity development, reflecting the greater interest in how digital tools and platforms can be used for capacity development in the ‘Global South’. While Covid-19 demonstrated some of the benefits of online learning, the widespread, often uncritical adoption of online tools driven by necessity has left many with an... Continue Reading →

[RUFORUM-GTA]Yes, It is possible to finish a PhD in three years at Makerere University!

Sat, 18/02/2023 - 23:13
My name is Sonnie Rose Kesselly, a 2023 graduate from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, School of Food Technology, Nutrition and Bio-Engineering, Makerere University, Uganda. I am a Liberian and a Lecturer at the College of Agriculture and Forestry in the University of Liberia. I began my PhD Journey in February of 2020... Continue Reading →

[TAGDev Story] Providing Clean Water for Rural Communities to Fight Diarrhea

Tue, 14/02/2023 - 09:53
In Burundi, Olivier Nihimbazwe is walking the walk. Olivier is a 28-year-old former Gulu University student who participated in the TAGDev project. He completed a Master’s degree in Food Security and Community Nutrition in 2021. During their orientation training at Egerton University in 2019, they were challenged to think of something that would benefit the... Continue Reading →

[TAGDev Story] Providing Alternative Affordable Protein Sources for Animal Feeds

Mon, 13/02/2023 - 11:07
One-third of all food produced globally is lost or wasted, resulting in an estimated $1 trillion in economic losses per year and 37 percent of its total in Sub-Saharan Africa. Despite increased efforts to increase food production, Africa has few innovative solutions to reduce food waste. Agricultural waste offers limitless opportunities for converting “waste” into... Continue Reading →

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