An institutional repository is an online library that collects, preserves, and disseminates digital copies of the intellectual output of an institution, particularly a research institution. Universities throughout the world have established such repositories. Africa is no exception. Repositories are particularly important for Africa because they ensure that African research information reaches the global knowledge pool and is recognized for its quality. The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) therefore places a high premium on its own institutional repository and promotes the importance of repositories within its 41- member network of universities.
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RUFORUM Conferences and Workshops
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