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Written by Maureen Agena – Social Media Consultant I was recently in Maputo, Mozambique attending the 4th Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) biennial conference. RUFORUM is a consortium of 42 Universities across Africa and a platform for catalyzing change is African Universities.  I had gone for a consultancy to train young social reporters and journalism students in Mozambique who had been tasked to cover the proceedings of the… Read More


By Vanilla Amadeu   Na conferência participaram estudantes, docentes e outros, das cerca de 42 Universidades de 19 países africanos membros da RUFORUM, sendo algumas das quais a Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Universidade Kenyatta, Universidade de Makerere, Universidade de Eldoret.A mesma tinha como lema: “celebrando a contribuição das universidades e parceiros para o desenvolvimento agrícola da África”. O objectivo era de os participantes reflectissem sobre o papel da agricultura para o Continente africano… Read More


By Jackline Nnam If the world were to be re-sized according to science output, Africa, the world’s second largest continent in area and population, would disappear. This is worrying for Africa’s development, considering that science and technology is essential for economic and social transformation of any society. Science provides the basic ingredient, the “DNA helix”, for many disciplines including agriculture. With agriculture as the key driver of most economies, Africa is focusing… Read More