Our partners for the Biennial Conference


The 4th RUFORUM Biennal Conference is one that we are all looking forward to. We are delighted to have very many partners on board.  The ones that are listed here below will be hosting side events at the Conference. We are looking forward to having interesting dialogues and conversations with them.

CABI:The session is titled “Building Linkages between education and practical knowledge resources” and will be hosted on the 22nd July, 2014 for a duration of 90 Minutes. For more details, please contact Julia Dennis at Dennis@cabi.org

SAFE-AFAAS/GFRAS:  The session is titled “Extension education and training: A link for translating outputs of agricultural science to meet smallholder farmers’ needs in Africa” and will be hosted on the 22nd July, 2014 for a duration of 5 hours. They will be sponsoring 29 participants. For more information, please contact Dr Jeff Mutimba – SAFE/Winrock at jmutimba@field.winrok.org or Mr Max Olupot – AFAAS at molupot@afaas-africa-org.

InnovATE, Virginia Tech                InnoVaATE: The session is titled “Rejuvenating Agricultural Professional Associations for Enhanced Agricultural Productivity” and will be hosted on the 22nd July, 2014.  They will be sponsoring 10 participants. For more information, please contact Professor and Director innovATE Program, Virginia Tech at  himal@vt.edu

InnovATE, Virginia Tech                InnoVaATE: The topic to be “Good practices for addressing gender issues and encouraging women in the agricultural sciences” and will be hosted on the 22nd July, 2014. The organization will be sponsoring 13 participants. For more information, please contact Johanna Cricenti at johanna5@vt.edu

CTA:Their interest will be to discuss “Improving Food and Nutrition Security Outcomes – What Role for Universities?” at the conference. They will be sponsoring 18 participants. For more information, please contact Judith Francis at Francis@cta.int.

ASARECA:Their session will be discussing: “Optimizing the participation of universities in national agricultural research and development”. They will be sponsoring the 11 Deans of the ASARECA Region. For more information, please contact Dr Joseph Methu at j.methu@asareca.org

Carnegie/RUFORUM: They will be hosting a workshop how to “Build Consensus on Escalating PhD Production in the Agricultural and Life Sciences”. They will be sponsoring 16 participants for the conference. For more information, please contact Sylvia C Mkandawire at s.chindime@ruforum.org.

LUANAR: It is one of the Community action research programs [CARP] and it will be leading a side event on “Enhancing University engagement for impact on rural economy: Lessons from Community Action Research Programs (CARPs)”. They will be sponsoring 6 participants. For more information, please contact Professor Emmanuel Kaunda at

Global Research Alliance on Agriculture Greenhouse Gas (GRA): 5 names have been confirmed. For more information, please contact Henk van der Mheen at henk.vandermheen@wur.nl

IAGRI: Topic of conversation will be “Synergistic Human, Institutional, and Private Sector Capacity Building”. 8 participants have been confirmed. For more information, please contact Prof Issac Minde

Egerton University – Edulink Project: They will lead a session on Deploying Interactive On-line Networking Platform for Improving Quality and Relevance of African University Graduates to Labour Markets. For more information, please contact Prof. Bockline Omedo Bebeat obebeb@yahoo.com

Makerere University -Edulink Project: Post Conflict Countries. 21 participants have been confirmed. For more information, please contact Prof Majaliwa at  majaliwam@gmail.com

AWARD: “Building Leadership for Gender Responsive Agricultural Research and Development”. Three (3) participants confirmed. For more information, please contact d.mukhebi@cgiar.org

RUFORUM: “Harnessing New Information Technologies”. For more information, please contact at n.dhlamini@ruforum.org

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