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Kampala July 02, 2018. The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), is pleased to announce the Second cohort of the Mastercard@RUFORUM scholarship recipients for the 2018-2019 academic year. Since July 2016, RUFORUM, in partnership with MasterCard Foundation, Gulu University and Egerton University are implementing an eight year programme aimed at transforming African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to development challenges through enhanced application of science, technology,… Read More


Makerere University, a partner in the Commonwealth of Learning’s (COL), recently briefed Ugandan parliamentarians on COL’s Lifelong Learning for Farmers (L3F) Model. This dialogue was organised to address the role of parliamentarians and academia in design and implementation of legislative initiatives in relation to food and nutritional security. It also discussed the possibility of initiating efforts to harmonise policies to enhance food and nutrition security. The meeting was held as part of… Read More


By Ephraim Nuwamanya and Settumba Mukasa Introduction Despite the field production constraints, sometimes production exceeds local household consumption levels in certain bumper harvests periods of the year ushering in new challenges such as wastage due to rotting of fresh tubers. This is further exercabated by poor post-harvest handling and low prices of fresh tubers. In order to avoid post-harvest losses, farmers have been engaged in traditional processing through peeling and drying chips… Read More