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[RUFORUM Postdoc Fellowship] My Personal Experience as Post-Doc Fellow at the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources in Malawi

Thu, 23/06/2022 - 16:34
“If you knew what you were doing it wouldn’t be called research; – Albert Einstein” After completing my PhD at LUANAR in November 2019, I had a strong dream to make a worthwhile contribution to my country by training a highly motivated team of students and engage in a lot of research activities that provide... Continue Reading →

[RUFORUM Postdoc Fellowship] Experience at University of Rwanda: Dr Emmanuel Masabo

Thu, 23/06/2022 - 15:25
During my PhD studies at Makerere University, I obtained research funding support from Carnegie Corporation through RUFORUM. It helped me to undertake the research activities and finish on time. I exactly graduated in January 2020. After graduation, I returned to University of Rwanda (UR). At UR, in addition to teaching, I also had to supervise... Continue Reading →

Promoting Agripreneurship, Community Engagement and Social Responsibility among Farmers in the Vegetable Value Chain

Thu, 23/06/2022 - 10:15
4-PILLAR GIVE BACK is a project tailored towards improving the state of agripreneurship, incorporating community engagements and promoting social responsibility in the vegetable value chain in Nakuru villages. This project was started by four masters’ students from Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda supported by MasterCard@RUFORUM through TAGDev program at Egerton University. The ideology and conceptualization of... Continue Reading →

[Issue 104] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Wed, 22/06/2022 - 09:14
Times Higher EducationFalling African share of tertiary education aid ‘a great concern’ (Africa) A fall in the share of higher education aid directed to Africa over the past 20 years is a “great concern” that urgently needs addressing in the light of the continent’s exploding youth population, it has been warned. The comments follow a... Continue Reading →

[RUFORUM Postdoc Fellowship] Dr. Agaba Rolland’s Experience

Mon, 20/06/2022 - 16:25
Earning a fellowship does not come easy but through hard work and in-depth conceptualization and critical thinking. Following release the call for postdoctoral fellowship proposals by RUFORUM with Support from Carnegie Corporation of New York in April 2022. The call was seeking proposals from recent doctorate holders to improve their teaching, research, leadership and mentoring... Continue Reading →

[RUFORUM Postdoc Fellowship] My GTA Experience

Mon, 20/06/2022 - 11:34
Linda Chinenyenwa Familusi – is a 34 years old Nigerian and holds a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics obtained from Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique. She also holds a BAgric. in Agricultural Economics and Extension (Agricultural Economics major) obtained from the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Linda is presently a Lecturer in the... Continue Reading →

EFARMU-Uganda: Record Keeping Made Easy

Mon, 20/06/2022 - 10:28
One of the great challenges faced by modern day dairy farmers in East Africa is the inability to access genuine farm inputs and the ability to monitor their farm productivity. Our dairy industry is a young, vibrant and rapidly growing sector and mainly developed by the private sector. Despite this rapid growth, dairy farmers are... Continue Reading →

RUFORUM and its alumni boosted my business venture

Fri, 17/06/2022 - 12:50
My name is Dorah Momanyi. I met Napoleon Heri Bahati Kajunju in March 2021 when I was relocating to Makerere University for a 5 months’ fellowship. Napoleon is a Congolese currently living in Uganda. My supervisor and some colleagues I had met in Uganda recommended me to him. I had limited funds and limited knowledge... Continue Reading →

[PBL-BioAfrica] Student Post: Initial feelings with accelerated growth for SMEs in Zambia

Fri, 17/06/2022 - 11:57
The HAMK in Africa project offers students and lecturers a great opportunity to broaden our perspectives and take a peek into the international world The HAMK in Africa project offers students and lecturers a great opportunity to broaden our perspectives and take a peek into the international world. Personally, I started the module Creating Sustainable... Continue Reading →

Ndejje University 2022 Prospectus

Fri, 17/06/2022 - 10:10
About Ndejje University Established in 1992, Ndejje University (NDU) is the oldest private university and the fastest growing in Uganda. In 1995 the University gained its status under the ownership of the Anglican Diocese of Luweero. Later in 2002, the ownership base was expanded to include all six Church of Uganda Dioceses in Buganda Region... Continue Reading →

[Thought Piece] The University of the Free State: Embracing our Developmental Mandate

Thu, 16/06/2022 - 08:52
Over the past few decades, there has been a definite shift in the role of public universities, seeing that it has evolved from an almost exclusive focus on academics to a more society-focused role. This includes embracing our development function – not only internally in relation to our staff, students, and institutional operations, but also... Continue Reading →

[Press Release] FAO Country Representative Paid a Courtesy Visit to the RUFORUM Secretariat

Wed, 15/06/2022 - 09:21
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Country Representative to Uganda Dr. Antonio Querido, led a delegation of FAO representatives to the RUFORUM Secretariat. The courtesy call was part of the visit of the FAO Director South-South Cooperation Division Mr Ye Anping. Other officials from the FAO included Liu Zhongwei, Senior Programme... Continue Reading →

Inspired to stop back pain in men and women

Mon, 13/06/2022 - 16:14
My name is Victor Kansiime from Buringo Maheruka Town council, Sheema District, Western Uganda. I am the second born in the family of seven children. I attended my primary school at Buringo Primary School, and I went to Bugarama High school for both my O and A Level studies.  I acquired a Certificate and a... Continue Reading →

[Press Release] GCHERA Announces 2021 Laureates of the Prestigious World Agriculture Prize

Mon, 13/06/2022 - 12:58
GCHERA (Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agricultural and Life Sciences) is pleased to announce the 2021 Laureates of the World Agriculture Prize, Emeritus Professor Marc Van Montagu of Ghent University, Belgium and Professor Mitiku Haile, Founding President of Mekelle University, Ethiopia in recognition of their outstanding achievements in agriculture and life science education... Continue Reading →

My experience and support to TAGDev Sponsored Students on Scholarship for the Next Generation of Scientists at Ndejje University

Sun, 12/06/2022 - 20:19
Ndejje University embraced a collaboration with RUFORUM but became active in 2019 when it secured a grant for the Next Generation of Scientists where it took up twelve (12) financially disadvantaged students on scholarship. Currently, we host 3 groups of Students; 12 students in 3rd year, 34 students in 2nd year and 25 students in... Continue Reading →

Brief history of Volaille d’Or

Sun, 12/06/2022 - 18:42
Volaille d’Or is an agricultural company founded in 2016 to deal with food shortage in the city of Bukavu. In a study published in 2010 on food dependence in Kivu, 85% of poultry products consumed in South Kivu and more precisely in Bukavu, were imported. The study further indicated that there were few people especially... Continue Reading →


Fri, 10/06/2022 - 16:27
On June 9, 2022 Islamic Organization for Food security concluded two-day Food security Forum. The High-level Forum attracts ministers, decision-makers, opinion-leaders, leading scientific experts and participants of agro-industrial sectors to discuss a wide range of issues in nutrition and Food Safety correlation. The second day of the session under the name of Youth and Food Security was primarily dedicated to the generating of youth empowerment for... Continue Reading →

[PBL-BioAfrica] Student Post: The importance of understanding each other’s culture in collaborative teamwork

Fri, 10/06/2022 - 12:16
After the first workshop with students from University of Zambia and Mulungushi University, various feelings have been shared. Feelings of joy, uncertainness, exhaustion and success. By now, most of us have formed a solid bond with our team members and have come up with a premeditated plan that will hopefully lead to a successful outcome.... Continue Reading →

[PBL-BioAfrica] Building industry-university collaboration in Zambia

Fri, 10/06/2022 - 12:03
HAMK has implemented an Accelerated Growth for SMEs (AGS) Co-creation and Innovation programme in collaboration with Crazy Town in Finland, University of Zambia (UNZA) and Mulungushi University (MU) in Zambia. The programme has provided concrete opportunities for co-creation, demonstration of the developed service or product concept and business logic rationale for 14 Zambian SMEs. Teams... Continue Reading →


Fri, 10/06/2022 - 10:02
On 8-9 June 2022 Islamic Organisation for Food Security hosted a High-level Forum on Food security in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The hybrid event was jointly organised by IOFS and Kazakh National Agrarian Research University and brought together representatives of more than 20 countries and attracted more than 1000 participants. The Forum created a dynamic platform for... Continue Reading →