Knowledge for Development

Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM)


Date: 22/02/2008


RUFORUM is an initiative by a consortium of 12 universities in east and southern Africa to develop and strengthen human resource capacity for interdisciplinary problem-solving. It achieves its goal through grants programmes to support research and to address rural (agricultural) development issues, especially community and smallholder farmer needs. RUFORUM’s mission is to foster innovativeness and adaptive capacity of universities engaged in agricultural and rural development to develop and sustain high quality in training, innovative and impact oriented research, and collaboration.

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