|Participants in the Annual General meeting of RUFORUM|
Prime Minister Pierre Damien Habumuremyi (Rwanda)
listens to a participant from Nairobi University.
The New Times, John Mbanda
During the 3 day event, RUFORUM organized a number of events which included the Market Place- showcasing the RUFORUM network innovations; Cultural dinners with invited guests (10 Permanent Secretaries from five African countries, 32 Vice Chancellors and 32 Deans of the RUFORUM member universities, International Advisory Panel and our Alumni) and the Visit to the Rwanda Memorial Site.
The goal of Ruforum is to see a vibrant agricultural sector linked to African universities which can produce high performing graduates and high-quality research responsive to the demands of Africa’s farmers for innovations and able to generate sustainable livelihoods and national economic development.
It also strives to strengthen the capacities of Universities to foster innovations responsive to demands of small holder farmers through the training of high quality researchers, the output of impact oriented research, and the maintenance of collaborative working relations among researchers, farmers, national agricultural research institutions and governments.
|Launch of a book portraying RUFORUM achievements,|
with the authors: Mary Anne Fitzgerald and Megan Lindow
The New Times 24/09. Seven farmers, agricultural scientists awarded for outstanding contribution