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The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with Mastercard Foundation are implementing an eight year program “Transforming Agricultural Universities in Africa to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev)”. Under this program, 220 students will be trained as part of training the next generation of AgLeaders for Africa in Africa through an innovative agricultural training model. In this edition, a cohort of the first 30 students… Read More


The MasterCard Foundation and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) will collaborate to test new models of agricultural education in Africa.  The eight year commitment of US$ 27.1 Million from MasterCard will focus on smallholder farmers, connecting university education to the needs of rural communities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development. Gulu University (Uganda) and Egerton University (Kenya), both early adopters of the RUFORUM approach, will… Read More


The field of international development is increasingly concerned with achieving social and economic change through the use of evidence and evidence-based policy. This requires fostering links between the worlds of social science and policy, so that the promise of evidence-based accountability for public spending becomes more real. This is ultimately about ensuring current and future generations of researchers and policy makers speak the same language. For the social science community, the design… Read More