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By Mercyline Jerusa My name is Mercyline Jerusa and I come from Kakamega County in western Kenya. I am currently pursuing a Master of Science in Agri-enterprise Development at Egerton University with funding from RUFORUM under the TAGDev (Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development) programme funded by the Mastercard Foundation.  My entrepreneurial journey started during the orientation training organized for the new TAGDev scholars last year…. Read More


Background The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 85 Universities in 35 African countries is focused on training the next generation of scientists in Africa. RUFORUM seeks to realise vibrant transformative universities to catalyse sustainable inclusive agricultural development to feed and create prosperity for Africa. RUFORUM’s core commitments relate to transformative student education and learning, research excellence and impact, community engagement, enhancing innovation and creating opportunities,… Read More


It could very well be that the first half of the 21st century will be remembered as the period when Africa came into its own. These five decades could be a period of steady economic growth and one is which the rapid increase of the working age population actually pays the long promised demographic dividend.  Whether this dream is realized will of course depend on a multitude of political, social, economic and… Read More