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By Isaac Nyabisa Oteyo Growing up in rural Western Kenya, I often heard people talking about great universities in East Africa like the University of Nairobi, Makerere University and University of Dar es Salaam. Makerere University, in particular, stood out for me as many of the African nationalists, back then, had gone through it. My father too, though not highly educated, spoke highly of the institution. It never crossed my mind, however,… Read More


Eric Etchikinto Agoyi from Benin is a PhD student of Plant Breeding and Biotechnology at Makerere University, Uganda. The PhD in Plant Breeding and Biotechnology is one of the postgraduate programmes piloted by the RUFORUM Network. Eric’s PhD scholarship is under the EU supported Intra-ACP SHARE s project. His nascent PhD research protocol focusing on “Genetic study of promiscuous nodulation in soybean” won him the 2015 Norman Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture… Read More


Andrea Johnson, a Programme Officer at the Carnegie Cooperation of New York Foundation (CCNY) visited the RUFORUM Secretariat in Kampala on 1st April, 2015. Her visit was part of the continued collaboration between the two organizations, established since October 2012 through a joint project entitled Training World–Class Agricultural Scientists in Africa. This project aims to provide internationally competitive doctoral programs within Africa During the visit, RUFORUM provided progress on this project. One… Read More