As part of FARA’s 15th anniversary celebrations, RUFORUM held a two day consultation with deans and principals of African Schools/faculties and related sciences in Johannesburg, South Africa. It focused on developing RUFORUM’s second strategic and third business plan. Over 20 deans, principles and heads of Departments for Agricultural institutions and other private sector stakeholders from Africa participated in this land mark event in the drive for the promotion of Agricultural education at… Read More

Written by: Moses Osiru – Deputy Executive Secretary, (RUFORUM) Nearly two months after the conclusion of RUFORUM’s Fourth Biennial Conference, held in Maputo, Mozambique, this is an opportune time for reflection. Intended to mark the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), African Heads of State declared 2014 the year of agriculture and food security in Africa. Given that CAADP itself originated from the adoption by… Read More

By Richard Powell Writing in the Ugandan daily newspaper, New Vision, in May 2014, Dr Calestous Juma Professor of the Practice of International Development, Faculty Chair of Innovation for the Economic Development Program at Harvard Kennedy School and author of The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa, remarked: “Making agriculture an engine for African development cannot be achieved without bringing higher technical training to those who farm – women.” “African countries have… Read More