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[TAGDev Story] Combating Climate Change with Earthy Shea Butter Production

Wed, 25/01/2023 - 09:37
Shea butter, a creamy, semisolid fat derived from the seeds of African shea trees, contains a variety of vitamins (including vitamins E and A) and skin-healing compounds. Shea butter is a moisturizer for the skin as well as an oil in foods like chocolate. Its significance inspired Achieng Sarah to begin commercially producing Shea Butter.... Continue Reading →


Tue, 24/01/2023 - 10:00
Riding under the scorching sun on a bumpy road in Pader district, Okelokoko Nobert ponders on his life journey from staying in an internally displaced person camp to pursuing a Master’s degree at Gulu University. He currently works as an Agricultural Extension Officer in the department of production and marketing in Pader Local Government in... Continue Reading →

Ugandan student develops mosquito repellant from sour milk

Mon, 23/01/2023 - 10:41
By her own admission, 20-year-old Jovia Kisaakye, a Makerere University business statistics student, has been a restless soul since. When she was 17 she began looking for solutions to a problem that had led to tragedy in her family. Growing up in the Ugandan town of Lukaya, Kisaakye’s family depended on livestock farming for their... Continue Reading →

Training Opportunities for MSc and PhD 

Fri, 20/01/2023 - 12:54
Centre for Oilfield Chemicals Research call for applications  The Africa Center of Excellence in Oilfield Chemicals Research (ACE-CEFOR) is one of 22 World Bank-funded Centers of Excellence established in 2013, to promote home grown and regional research networks that will help to develop the human capital in Africa.ACE-CEFOR aims to develop the Nigerian Oil and... Continue Reading →

African varsities engage on agro-food systems

Mon, 16/01/2023 - 15:40
A grouping of major African universities, the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is set to engage governments on strengthening Africa’s agri-food systems in the Post Covid-19 era at their 18th annual meeting set for today. Established in 2004, RUFORUM brings together 147 universities from all African regions: Eastern, Central, Northern, Western... Continue Reading →

[Press Release] Appointment of New Staff at RUFORUM Secretariat

Thu, 12/01/2023 - 19:34
Kampala 12, January, 2023 The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) a consortium of 163 Universities in 40 Countries in Africa is aligning operations for delivery of the Vision 2030. RUFORUM has been recruiting new staff as one of the strategies recommended to achieve its Vision 2030 Strategy. We are pleased to present... Continue Reading →

[RUFORUM-GTA]Letter of Study Completion-PhD Environmental Health, University of Eldoret, Kenya

Thu, 12/01/2023 - 11:55
January 10, 2023 Salia S. Sheriff RUFORUM GTA GraduateUniversity of EldoretEldoret, Kenya Prof. Moses M. Zinnah. PhD Vice PresidentAcademics AffairsUniversity of Liberia Dear Prof. Zinnah, Ref: Letter of Study Completion-PhD Environmental Health, University of Eldoret Kindly accept my warmest greetings and a Happy New Year to you and the entire University of Liberia family. That... Continue Reading →

[Press Release] Venues for RUFORUM Annual General Meetings Agreed upon and 14 New Member Universities admitted

Sun, 01/01/2023 - 00:42
RUFORUM today held its Annual General Business Meeting at the Harare International Conference Centre, Zimbabwe. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) brings together leaders of RUFORUM Member Universities, Governance organs and other actors from especially Agriculture and Education, Science, Technology and Innovation sectors from within and outside Africa. The weeklong event, held 12-16 December 2022 was... Continue Reading →

Appreciation for Career Advancement support and for the assignment on profiling ST&I Status in Malawi

Sat, 31/12/2022 - 22:07
Dear Prof Adipala, Let me begin by appreciating the opportunity given to me to profile ST&I status in Malawi. I did not take the opportunity for granted. I really appreciate from the bottom of my heart. I do not have the right words to express my gratitude to you Prof because of the significant role... Continue Reading →

An Appreciation Testimony by Prof. Johnny Mugisha, Makerere University – Uganda

Sat, 31/12/2022 - 17:45
First, I want to congratulate you upon successfully steering RUFORUM right from the time it evolved from FORUM in 2004. You have had sleepless nights, you have sacrificed yourself for the sake of African Universities; the academic staff and the students. Your selflessness beats every record. Your effort of inclusiveness is written on every wall. I am... Continue Reading →

The RUFORUM 18th Annual General Meeting: Theme: “ Strengthening Africa’s Agri-food Systems in the Post COVID-19 Era – Opportunities and Challenges” Venue: Harare International Conference Centre, Zimbabwe || Date: 12th -16th December 2022 – Highlights

Fri, 23/12/2022 - 14:50
Several Pre-AGM Events: August to November 2022 Main AGM Events: December 2022 Please to read AGM highlights in details click here                  

RUFORUM wishes you all Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Fri, 23/12/2022 - 14:33
The RUFORUM Secretariat wishes you a Merry Christmas and Happy New year 2023.We thank you partnering with us this year. We look forward to more fruitful partnerships next year

Farewell Message from the Outgoing RUFORUM Executive Secretary, Prof Adipala Ekwamu

Sat, 17/12/2022 - 17:40
In late 2003 I was appointed by 10 Vice Chancellors from five countries (Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda and Zimbabwe) to set up RUFORUM (Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture) as a member-based organisation for collaborative undertakings by the 10 Universities for strengthening graduate training and research linked to addressing the needs of small... Continue Reading →

The 18th RUFORUM Annual General Meeting 2022 – Harare, Zimbabwe: A Daily Brief on the 18th RUFORUM AGM Week #RUFORUMAGM2022, 12-December, 2022 | Volume 1, Issue 2

Mon, 12/12/2022 - 21:30
The 2022 edition of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Africa, (RUFORUM) is underway in Harare, Zimbabwe with the session on “Building a Movement of Change makers in Africa”, being the highlight of the continent’s blue riband academic and research event on Sunday,11 December, 2022. Organized in conjunction with the MasterCard Foundation, the... Continue Reading →

The 18th RUFORUM Annual General Meeting 2022 – Harare, Zimbabwe: A Daily Brief on the 18th RUFORUM AGM Week #RUFORUMAGM2022, 11-December, 2022 | Volume 1, Issue 1

Sun, 11/12/2022 - 15:55
I warmly welcome you to RUFORUM’s 18th Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will be held from the 12th to the 16th of December in Harare, Zimbabwe. The RUFORUM AGM brings together a collective of likeminded key players in the Agricultural and Education value chains who will play a pivotal role in forging sustainable solutions to... Continue Reading →

Program for the 18th RUFORUM Annual General Meeting

Tue, 06/12/2022 - 15:02
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to share the final program for the 18th RUFORUM Annual General Meeting slated for 12th 16th December 2022 at Harare International Conference Center under the theme “Strengthening Africa’s Agri-food Systems in the Post COVID-19 Era – Opportunities and Challenges”. This year, the AGM... Continue Reading →

BRIDGIN Foundation Offers USD 6.8 Billion Grant to the Government of Malawi

Mon, 05/12/2022 - 14:14
Monday, 28th November 2022 – In 2019, the BRIDGIN foundation attended the RUFORUM Annual General Meeting in Ghana which strengthened the partnership between RUFORUM and the Foundation that has led to the signing of a game-changing $6.8 billion (about K7 trillion) grant between the Malawi Government and BRIDGIN Foundation of Belgium to implement the seven... Continue Reading →

[RUFORUM AGM 2022] Pre-event Bringing our soils back: enhancing soil health and fragile ecosystem management in the Middle East and Africa

Wed, 23/11/2022 - 10:39
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has been supporting human capital development in soil science and related fields through regional training programmes and research grants. In the same vein, RUFORUM is participating in the development of an African Union Commission conceived Soil Initiative for Africa (SIA) spearheaded by the Forum for... Continue Reading →

Climate action is a key HE mandate and in need of funding

Fri, 11/11/2022 - 08:44
As the Sharm el-Sheikh climate summit, COP27, unfolds, the higher education community are grasping the opportunity to put some of their demands on the conference table in Egypt, including calls to strengthen educational and research capacities of universities and research centres to tackle the impact of climate change. Dr Jackline Nyerere, a senior lecturer of... Continue Reading →

[RUFORUM AGM 2022] Pre-event A TAGDev Alumni Event: The movement of change-makers in Africa

Sat, 05/11/2022 - 16:40
RUFORUM with its TAGDev Alumni are organising a online convening. the Objective of this webinar is to provide a platform for TAGDev beneficiaries (students and alumni) to share their experiences and the impact of the program on their lives, institutions, and communities with Mastercard Foundation and a global audience. Themes                                                                                                                              The webinar will convey the... Continue Reading →