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Starting my Journey with RUFORUM When the RUFORUM job adverts were placed in 2008, the opportunity to serve an African led organisation motivated me to apply and work at the RUFORUM Secretariat. I was very nervous. This largely was due to my inexperience in the field of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT). I recall vividly when asked by the panel why I should be given an opportunity to work with RUFORUM, I… Read More


Written by: Richard A. Powell – RUFORUM Communications Consultant Following a week of intensive networking opportunities that attracted nearly 670 participants from 45 countries, and celebrating the achievements of postgraduate agricultural students across Africa, the fourth highly successful RUFORUM biennial conference ended last week in Maputo, Mozambique. Conferences have a reputation among many who plough their circuit for being exercises in talking, with minimal practical positive outcomes to show after the deliberations… Read More


By Cacilda Sitoe Um agente de mudança tem que aceitar os desafios; ser responsável; dinâmico; ter espírito de liderança; ser capaz de ver oportunidades diante dos desafios; envolver-se e aceitar os conselhos dos outros. Estas e outras características foram assumidas pelos estudantes graduados pelo RUFORUM e pela restante plateia composta por estudantes provenientes de várias universidades africanas como sendo imprescindíveis para um indivíduo que almeja e trabalha em prol da mudança.