Agribusiness

Training science leaders for Africa – Featuring Msekiwa Matsimbe

Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Malawi

The video features a RUFORUM grantee called Msekiwa Matsimbe, a researcher with the Nepad Regional Fish Node at LUANAR in Malawi. Msekiwa worked closely with rural communities to develop fish farming groups and to enhance farm aquaculture.

Strengthening universities Community engagement for transformed Agriculture

Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Malawi

The video shows the NEPAD Regional Fish Node at LUANAR in Malawi empowering rural farmers in the country to embrace inland fish farming as a viable business. This Community Action Research Program (CARP) Fish project that enhances fish production and marketing for food security and the income of small scale producers, shows students working with farmers and is funded by RUFORUM

Reviving an industry: Universities take on challenges

Moi University, Kenya

In Kenya, an innovating Vice-Chancellor revives the local cotton industry, supports innovative natural dye and design and leads his university towards sustainability.

Lucy Aciro-MasterCard@RUFORUM scholar

Gulu University, Uganda

Lucy has had to over come many difficulties, from having to hide from the LRA as a child to not having the fees to finish her studies.

With courage and a strong determination Lucy has managed to over come these adversities to find herself part of the TAGDEV programme with the 30 selected MasterCard@RUFORUM scholars from 9 African countries.

Kenneth Kidega-MasterCard@RUFORUM scholar

Gulu University, Uganda

Along with 30 extraordinary others from all over Africa, Kenneth received the Mastercard@RUFORUM scholarship and reported to Egerton University in Kenya to begin a truly trans-formative journey.

Kenneth will study a Master of Science in Food Security and Community Nutrition at Gulu University in Uganda.

Gabriel Mahindu-MasterCard@RUFORUM scholar

Egerton University, Kenya

Gabriel Mahindu is one 30 extraordinary young MasterCard@RUFORUM scholars chosen by RUFORUM, a network of over 60 universities across Africa with the support of the MasterCard Foundation.

It was early experiences with hunger and poverty that catalysed Gabriel’s ability to innovate improved farming techniques in his village. He fought his way through his schooling and applied for the RUFORUM MasterCard Foundation scholarship in the hopes of pursuing his love for science and agriculture.

 

Engaging Universities to Strengthen Agricultural Value Chain

University of Eldoret, Kenya

The Project has enabled Farmer Associations to develop their business plans, initiate contract farming, produce striga tolerant seed maize, increased sorghum and soya production, improved management and built the capacity of the Farming Associations to undertake value addition

A formidable Baobab research team: RUFORUM expands support in West Africa

L’Université d’Abomey-Calavi, Benin

As RUFORUM increases its presence in West Africa several GRGs are working with farmers and in this clip we see significant innovation and contribution to human and livestock nutrition from growing baobab. They were able to harvest leaves for human and animal nutrition within one year.