The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has facilitated placement of 13 staff members from member universities through an innovative program called Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA). So far 6 member universities are among the first pilot host universities for the GTA program. The host universities include Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR, Malawi), Stellenbosch University (South Africa), Makerere University (Uganda), University of Nairobi (Kenya), and Eldoret University… Read More

Two RUFORUM member universities have received a grant of 390,000 euros from the Austrian Partnership Programme in Higher Education and Research for Development (APPPEAR) to implement a higher education academic partnership for enhancing capacity in research and training in fisheries and aquaculture. The two universities, Makerere University and the University of Eldoret, will work with other partner organizations including the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna and the Ethiopian… Read More

The Regional Universities Forum for capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) acting under the auspices of the Platform for African European Partnerships in Agricultural Research for Development (PAEPARD) mobilized Research teams to prepare applications to respond to the Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF) Call for proposals. As part of this effort, a write-shop was help in Entebbe, Uganda in November 2014. The ARF Call was particularly of interest because it provides… Read More