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There is renewed focus on the role of higher education in catalysing the development of African economies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals within the broader visionary context of the Africa Union’s Agenda 2063, The “Africa We Want”. The Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA-2024) is a medium term framework for implementing Agenda 2063 and the Science Agenda for Agriculture articulates the strategies required to build and strengthen the capacities… Read More


By Charles Owuor, RUFORUM According to Brookings foresight for Africa’s agriculture, food production in Sub-Saharan Africa needs to increase by 60% in the next 15 years to adequately meet the future demands of the continent’s skyrocketing population. To achieve this feat, there is growing consensus that investments should be made in strategic sectoral areas to create synergy and cause major technological breakthroughs and transformation of the agricultural sector. Secondly, African national governments… Read More


AFRICAN HIGHER EDUCATION INSIGHTS – No.1| APRIL – JUNE 2017 FEATURED STORIES Perspectives: The role of universities in transforming Africa’s agricultural sector. Farmers’ Voice: Norah Asio Ebukalin, an illustrious farmer and community mobilizer. Entrepreneurship: Charles Ocici – Entrepreneurship is a marathon, not a sprint. Regional feature: Gender Equity in Agricultural Research and Development. Profiles: RUFORUM Network members creating impact. Click here to download a copy of the RUFORUM Quarterly Newsletter