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The University of Nigeria, Nsukka is now a member of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM). Thanks to the tireless effort of our Vice-Chancellor Prof. Benjamin Ozumba and our own Prof (Mrs) Anthonia Achike in making this possible.

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), established by ten Vice Chancellors in 2004, is a consortium of 85 African universities operating within 35 countries spanning the African continent. RUFORUM is coordinated by a Secretariat hosted by Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. The organisation evolved from its predecessor, the Forum on Agricultural Resource Husbandry (FORUM) program of the Rockefeller Foundation. RUFORUM is registered as an International Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and has mandate to oversee graduate training. In July, 2014, RUFORUM signed a cooperation agreement with the African Union to support the implementation of the new African Union for Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa, 2024 (STISA 2024).

RUFORUM supports universities to address the important and largely unfulfilled role that universities play in contributing to the well‐being of small‐scale farmers and economic development of countries throughout the sub‐ Saharan Africa region. The consortium has several unique features for building Africa’s innovation capacity and for engaging universities in development process and practice. For more information and available opportunities, visit: http://www.ruforum.org/

RUFORUM OPPORTUNITY UPDATES
Grants and Awards

Scholarships and Courses:

MCF@RUFORUM SCHOLARSHIP 2019

This scholarship opportunity is open to African students of all race, colour, descent and who in particular are economically disadvantaged and those coming from conflict and post-conflict areas of Africa. The applicant has to be in position to qualify for admission into undergraduate and/or postgraduate programs at Gulu University and/or Egerton University as listed above. Students already having a scholarship of any kind are not eligible to benefit this scholarship opportunity anyone with a double scholarship if found will automatically be discontinued.

Eligible Programmes

The RUFORUM Technical Committee (RTC) has identified the following priority programs for the academic year 2019/2020 as eligible for application and to be supported.

Gulu University

Bachelors programmes:
1. Bachelor of Science in Agri-Entrepreneurship and Communication Management
2. Bachelor of Science in Food and Agribusiness
3. Bachelor of Science in Biosystems Engineering
4. Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
5. Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology

Masters Programmes:
1. Master of Science in agri-enterprises development
2. Master of Science in Food security and community nutrition

Egerton University

Bachelors programs :
1. Bachelor of Agribusiness Management
2. Bachelor of Science in Community Development
3. Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management
4. Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and Technology

Masters Programs:
1. Master of Science in Agricultural Extension
2. Master of Science in Soil Science

How to Apply

Applications (for admission and scholarship) must be submitted to the respective university of choice. For admission at Gulu University, kindly use the university online platform. The deadline for submission of application is Sunday 31st March 2019 at 17:00 hours (GMT+3). Females are particularly encouraged to apply. For more information read the scholarship advert and the guidelines in the application form.

For more information, visit: http://www.ruforum.org/MCF/mcfruforum-scholarship-2019