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3 African institutions partner to use artificial intelligence to tackle climate change

Fri, 01/04/2022 - 09:06
The West African Science Services Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) in partnership with two other institutions, RUFORUM, an organisation made up of African universities working to promote agricultural development and the AKADEMIYA2063, established to expand the portfolio of research and capacity-strengthening for agricultural policy making, are partnering WASCAL to implement the... Continue Reading →

Research initiative to tackle food security, global warming

Mon, 28/03/2022 - 08:14
In an effort to bolster cooperation between European and African countries as they face joint challenges in agriculture, food and the environment in a context of climate change, two French science bodies, in cooperation with 20 African universities and institutes along with three sub-regional organisations, have launched a research initiative to improve food security, fight... Continue Reading →


Fri, 25/03/2022 - 11:14
RUFORUM has for long been partnering with CARNEGIE Corporation of New York to strengthen Human Capital Development in Africa. Today the secretariat wishes to sincerely thank the corporation for the relentless support to the network.

RUFORUM Nurturing Grant for “Training the Next Generation of Sudan Female Scientists”

Mon, 21/03/2022 - 12:46
30 MSc Sudanese female students were recruited for training with funding support from Mastercard Foundation under RUFORUM TAGDev Project . See their profiles

[Thought Piece] Transforming higher education – the sure road, yet less traveled: sharing experiences from The University of Bamenda

Sun, 20/03/2022 - 10:43
BackgroundThe issues surrounding higher education across the African continent are numerous and include relevance, access, gender balance, massification, underfunding and brain drain. While the societal needs are rapidly changing, Universities are also adapting by making alterations to management regimes, curriculum content and relevance in training programs in order to meet the expectations of the job... Continue Reading →

[Thought Piece] A Transformation Agenda for Tertiary Agricultural Education Institutions in Africa

Thu, 17/03/2022 - 11:38
IntroductionThe current and emerging challenges of agriculture and food systems in Africa are enormous and include, among other factors, (i) rapid growth in demand for food, (ii) rapid commercialization of agriculture, (iii) lagging productivity in production, (iv) changing consumption patterns, (v) climate change, (vi) inadequate transportation infrastructure, (vii) limited electrification, and (viii) poorly developed agro-industries.... Continue Reading →

[Thought Piece] The RUFORUM Triennial Conference: Perspectives for the Present and Future Convenings

Thu, 17/03/2022 - 08:58
Prologue: Africa and the global economy both face head winds of post covid-19 pandemic recovery, that has been tapered by increasing resurgence the disease and prevalence of new variants of the pathogen SARS-Cov-2: Alpha (B.1.1.7 and descendent lineages), Beta (B.1.351 and descendent lineages), Gamma (P.1 and descendent lineages), Epsilon (B.1.427 and B.1.429), Eta (B.1.525), Iota... Continue Reading →

Bukavu Youth Agripreneurs (BYA)

Tue, 15/03/2022 - 10:40
Bukavu Youth Agripreneurs enterprise was started by graduates from different universities and academic disciplines. The enterprise is located in Bukavu City, South Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). After attending a training in agribusiness at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), we developed the passion for agricultural entrepreneurship and we exploited... Continue Reading →

Youths from Africa and the Arab World commit to advancing cooperation in agriculture, science, technology, innovation and trade through the Afro-Arab partnership

Mon, 14/03/2022 - 16:23
The Afro-Arab Youth Council (AAYC) in partnership with the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) organized a youth dialogue under the theme, “Enhancing food security through innovations and planetary health: the role of youth.” Officiated by Major General Kahinda Otafiire Uganda’s Minister of Internal Affairs on behalf of His Excellency, the President... Continue Reading →

2022 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition

Mon, 14/03/2022 - 10:28
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 147 Universities in 38 African Countries, is pleased to announce the call for 2022 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC). The overall purpose of the RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC) is to catalyse entrepreneurship through promotion of business innovation and provision... Continue Reading →

[RUFORUM 18th AGM] Joint Scientific Session convening with the African Crop Science Society

Mon, 07/03/2022 - 11:10
RUFORUM, in partnership with the African Crop Science Society and the Zimbabwean RUFORUM member universities, will convene a three-day scientific conference where scientists, academicians and students will present their work orally focusing on the application of biological, ecological and social knowledge for the development of resilient climate-smart agri-food systems including sustainable livestock production and environmental... Continue Reading →

[Press Release] RUFORUM award grants to 10 Post-Doctoral Fellows

Sun, 06/03/2022 - 00:49
Kampala, Uganda – The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 147 Universities in 38 African Countries, is pleased to announce the recipients of the Post-Doctoral Fellowships funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The Makerere University Regional Center for Crop Improvement (MaRCCI; Uganda) will co-fund three fellowships to... Continue Reading →

Statistical Data Analysis for Post-Graduate Students Using R Programming Language

Thu, 03/03/2022 - 10:09
AIM: To build research capacity of next generation African scientistsTargeted Persons: Academic Staff and Post-graduate Students of Makerere UniversityDates: 21-26 March 2022 Time: 10:00AM EATRegister Here:


Tue, 01/03/2022 - 10:45
Throughout our study journey at Gulu University, giving back to community was something my colleagues (from Liberia, Namibia, Kenya and Uganda) and I were passionate about. Our commitment led us to participate in the Geneva challenge 2020 International competition, the challenge of social inclusion. We were selected to represent Africa at the final phase of... Continue Reading →

RUFORUM 18th Annual General Meeting to be held at Harare International Conference Centre, Zimbabwe

Mon, 28/02/2022 - 14:50
Kampala – 25th February 2022. The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) will hold its 18th Annual General Meeting (AGM) from 12-16 December 2022 at the Harare International Conference Centre in Zimbabwe under the theme “Sustaining African Industrialization through Innovative Agricultural Research, Training and Outreach in the Post COVID-19 Era”. The AGM... Continue Reading →

Career Development Training: Module 2

Sat, 26/02/2022 - 20:27
Managing An Effective Job Search. This is session 2 of the career development training that will focus on preparing graduates for effective interviews, defining negotiation skills, building professionalnetwork and application strategy, among others. Date: 3rd March 2022Time: 4:00-5:30 PM EAT.Registration Link:


Fri, 25/02/2022 - 09:10


Thu, 24/02/2022 - 09:10
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a network of 147 universities in 38 countries across the African continent won the bid from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to facilitate the Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Programme a capacity building project which was initiated in 2017. The programme aims to provide two-year... Continue Reading →

The Nectar Point

Mon, 21/02/2022 - 10:39
The market for soft drinks in northern Uganda is currently dominated by industrially processed and carbonated drinks. The more health-conscious consumers are, the higher the demand for freshly processed fruit juice. Realizing this market niche, a group of four students pursuing MSc. in Agrienterprises development from Gulu University took up this business opportunity and started... Continue Reading →