Por: Berta Madime, Cacilda Francisco, Natalia Alifoi, Rogério Marques e Vanila Amadeu.

Alusivo aos dez anos do RUFORUM realiza-se em Maputo de 21 a 25 de Julho do ano em curso a quarta Conferência Bianual com o lema “Celebrando a contribuição das instituições educacionais da agricultura terciária e parceiros para o desenvolvimento da agricultura em África”.

O evento contará com presença de personalidades nacionais tais como José Pacheco (Ministro da Agricultura), Graça Machel (Presidente da FDC), Alberto Vaquina (Primeiro Ministro de Moçambique), Orlando Quilambo (Reitor da Universidade Eduardo Mondlane). Read More


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The social media team and facilitators on the final day of the training.

By Armwell Shumba and Catherine Mloza

“Youths prefer not to have a toothbrush for a day to a second without internet. ICTs have taken the world by storm especially young people under the age of 30, who constitute 50% of the world’s population.” Ruth Aine, Social Media Training Facilitator.

The whole world has become a global village interconnected through ICTs via social media tools like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+, to mention but a few. Young people continue to be at the forefront to shape this digital age. They constitute the highest percentage of the age group that uses ICTs actively. This presents an opportunity in development for the youth who are leaders of the future generation. Read More


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BY HAUMBA Eric Nelson, MSC LIS Candidate, Makerere University, Uganda

While riding on a rural road in eastern Uganda, I found a lady selling mangoes and oranges along the road. I stopped to buy from her thinking that prices would be lower than in the city. To my shock, she quoted a price in the same range as that of my urban market. It was later revealed to me that she used her phone to always keep abreast of the city prices in order to get a fair deal from the middlemen who buy from her.

Traditionally, radio and occasionally television were the major communication technologies used to reach out to farmers and it was a largely one way approach availing them weather information and advertising input suppliers. Extension services were always physical face to face activities that also had a patronizing approach. Farmers had challenges learning easily from one another especially across different geographical locations. Read More

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