The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has initiated a number of regional initiatives as part of strategy implementation activities among member Universities in east and southern Africa. Three examples of the RUFORUM interventions include the Regional PhD Programme, the capacity building programmes in leadership under the European Union funded EDULINK project, “Catalyzing change in African Universities (CCAU),” as well as the Competitive Grant Scheme targeting provision of research and training funds for graduate training. A mission to the University of Malawi (UNIMA) and Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) by the RUFORUM secretariat was conducted during the last week of July and first week of August 2009. The mission was conducted in Southern Africa CCAU target sites of Bunda College of Agriculture, University of Malawi and Sokoine University of Agriculture – Faculty of Agriculture. The mission was led by Prof Adipala Ekwamu the Executive Secretary of RUFORUM. The other members of the mission included Dr Tim Chancellor of Natural Resources Institute (NRI- UK), Dr Washington Ochola of RUFORUM, and Dr Okori Patrick of Makerere University.
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RUFORUM Consultancy Reports