The 2012 RUFORUM Biennial Conference is the third in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholers in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. The third Biennial Conference was attended by 657 participants.This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme of strengthening S&T capacity in Africa
Capacity Building for Bean Improvement in Sub-Saharan Africa
This paper highlights experiences focusing on the first author’s journey as an undergraduate student through postgraduate training. She was supported by the IPM CRSP and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM). She is currently working as postdoctoral research fellow with the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and has engaged in training postgraduate students in partnership with Makerere University.
Cet article souligne les expériences se concentrant sur le voyage du premier auteur comme une étudiante de premier cycle à travers la formation post-universitaire. Elle a été soutenue par IPM CRSP et le Forum régional des universités pour le renforcement des capacités en agriculture (RUFORUM). Elle travaille actuellement comme chercheur postdoctoral avec le Centre international d’agriculture tropicale (CIAT) et s’est engagée dans la formation des étudiants de troisième cycle en partenariat avec l’Université de Makerere.
Extended abstracts submitted under Strengthening S&T Capacity in Africa
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