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2nd RUFORUM Regional Conf: Natural Resource Mgt

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Second RUFORUM Biennial Regional Conference 

Natural Resources Management

Effect of drip irrigation system and fertigation on growth, yield and quality of banana cv. Grand Nain (Musa AAA)

Evaluation of the soil fertility status in relation to crop nutritive quality in the selected physiographic units of Mbeya Region, Tanzania

Sediments and nutrients hotspot areas dynamics in selected micro-catchments of the Lake Tanganyika basin in Democratic Republic of Congo

Development of aluminium toxicity tolerance system for sorghum in agro ecological region three of Zambia

Strategy for improving bush bean production on a phosphorus fixing Andosol with aquic moisture regime

Effects of tied ridges for rainwater harvesting on maize yields in Swaziland

Biological N2 fixation of three Acacia senegal varieties in the drylands of Kenya using 15N natural abundance method

Comparative effect of farmyard manure, cowpea residues and NPK Fertilizer on maize grain yield in Morogoro

Parametric pedotransfer functions for predicting soil water retention in a Ngerengere Subcatchment, Morogoro -Tanzania

Comparative effects of Minjingu phosphate rock and triple super phosphate on residual P in an Ultisol

Assessing factors influencing types, rate of application and timing of fertilizer use among small-scale farmers of western Kenya

Determining appropriate mode and rate of applying lime to improve maize production in acid soils of north Kakamega and Siaya districts, Kenya

Phosphate sorption by andisols and ultisols, and its implication on phosphorus bioavailability in the wet tropics of Tanzania

Assessment of soil and landform characteristics for implementation of conservation agriculture in West Usambara Mountains, Lushoto District, Tanzania

Farmer – managed trials for evaluation of rhizatech and legumefix in Bungoma district Kenya

Assessment of water quality in Mohale dam and associated rivers in Lesotho

Constraints of rehabilitating degraded semi-arid lands of Kenya using indigenous perennial grasses

Improving smallholder irrigation performance in Malawi

Study of heavy metal contamination along roadside soils of Botswana

Improving soil nutrients and water management to increase crop yield for enhanced livelihoods of small scale farmers in semi-arid eastern Kenya

Translating integrated soil fertility management empirical knowledge into action through participatory learning and marketing with farmers in Zimbabwe

Enhancing water use efficiency of cassava and sorghum based cropping systems in drylands

The effect of super phosphate and planting density on mini-tuber production from true potato seed

Lime requirement of selected acid soils of Lesotho and response of field beans to lime application

Soil survey information for sustainable agriculture in Ikwuano local Government area Abia State South East Nigeria

Effects of innovative farmer practices in soil fertility and water management on soil productivity and maizeand leafy vegetable production in Harare, Zimbabwe

Improving biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) by groundnuts grown in acid soils through amendment with calcitic and dolomitic limestones

Strengthening researcher-extension-farmer participation in soil fertility restoration for sustainable crop production in Western Kenya

Effects of lime and phosphorus fertilizer on maize performance in acid soils of Western Kenya

Regeneration dynamics of woody species in degraded natural forests in Western Kenya

Participatory natural resources management plan of canhane community, Massingir district, southern Mozambique

Response of tomato to coffee pulp and phosphate rock composts applied to a phosphorus deficient Ultisol

Effects of optimised innovative soil fertility and water management technologies on maize production in two contrasting soils in Harare, Zimbabwe


Evaluation of water productivity for maize under drip irrigation

Characterisation of micronutrient (zinc and iron), dense tropical maize hybrids grown in two different environments in Zambia

Effect of land use and cover change on carbon stock and water quality of River Atari in Kapchorwa-Uganda

Effect of soil copper accumulation on proliferation and survival of rhizobia

Integrated soil fertility management in South Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo

Land cover and use changes in the rangelands of Central-Uganda: Impacts on soil quality and pasture productivity

Back to Article:  Background papers: Climate Change: Agronomy: Diseases: Pests: Plant Breeding: Natural Resource Management:

 

Second RUFORUM Biennial Regional Conference 

Natural Resources Management

Effect of drip irrigation system and fertigation on growth, yield and quality of banana cv. Grand Nain (Musa AAA)

Evaluation of the soil fertility status in relation to crop nutritive quality in the selected physiographic units of Mbeya Region, Tanzania

Sediments and nutrients hotspot areas dynamics in selected micro-catchments of the Lake Tanganyika basin in Democratic Republic of Congo

Development of aluminium toxicity tolerance system for sorghum in agro ecological region three of Zambia

Strategy for improving bush bean production on a phosphorus fixing Andosol with aquic moisture regime

Effects of tied ridges for rainwater harvesting on maize yields in Swaziland

Biological N2 fixation of three Acacia senegal varieties in the drylands of Kenya using 15N natural abundance method

Comparative effect of farmyard manure, cowpea residues and NPK Fertilizer on maize grain yield in Morogoro

Parametric pedotransfer functions for predicting soil water retention in a Ngerengere Subcatchment, Morogoro -Tanzania

Comparative effects of Minjingu phosphate rock and triple super phosphate on residual P in an Ultisol

Assessing factors influencing types, rate of application and timing of fertilizer use among small-scale farmers of western Kenya

Determining appropriate mode and rate of applying lime to improve maize production in acid soils of north Kakamega and Siaya districts, Kenya

Phosphate sorption by andisols and ultisols, and its implication on phosphorus bioavailability in the wet tropics of Tanzania

Assessment of soil and landform characteristics for implementation of conservation agriculture in West Usambara Mountains, Lushoto District, Tanzania

Farmer – managed trials for evaluation of rhizatech and legumefix in Bungoma district Kenya

Assessment of water quality in Mohale dam and associated rivers in Lesotho

Constraints of rehabilitating degraded semi-arid lands of Kenya using indigenous perennial grasses

Improving smallholder irrigation performance in Malawi

Study of heavy metal contamination along roadside soils of Botswana

Improving soil nutrients and water management to increase crop yield for enhanced livelihoods of small scale farmers in semi-arid eastern Kenya

Translating integrated soil fertility management empirical knowledge into action through participatory learning and marketing with farmers in Zimbabwe

Enhancing water use efficiency of cassava and sorghum based cropping systems in drylands

The effect of super phosphate and planting density on mini-tuber production from true potato seed

Lime requirement of selected acid soils of Lesotho and response of field beans to lime application

Soil survey information for sustainable agriculture in Ikwuano local Government area Abia State South East Nigeria

Effects of innovative farmer practices in soil fertility and water management on soil productivity and maizeand leafy vegetable production in Harare, Zimbabwe

Improving biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) by groundnuts grown in acid soils through amendment with calcitic and dolomitic limestones

Strengthening researcher-extension-farmer participation in soil fertility restoration for sustainable crop production in Western Kenya

Effects of lime and phosphorus fertilizer on maize performance in acid soils of Western Kenya

Regeneration dynamics of woody species in degraded natural forests in Western Kenya

Participatory natural resources management plan of canhane community, Massingir district, southern Mozambique

Response of tomato to coffee pulp and phosphate rock composts applied to a phosphorus deficient Ultisol

Effects of optimised innovative soil fertility and water management technologies on maize production in two contrasting soils in Harare, Zimbabwe


Evaluation of water productivity for maize under drip irrigation

Characterisation of micronutrient (zinc and iron), dense tropical maize hybrids grown in two different environments in Zambia

Effect of land use and cover change on carbon stock and water quality of River Atari in Kapchorwa-Uganda

Effect of soil copper accumulation on proliferation and survival of rhizobia

Integrated soil fertility management in South Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo

Land cover and use changes in the rangelands of Central-Uganda: Impacts on soil quality and pasture productivity

Back to Article:  Background papers: Climate Change: Agronomy: Diseases: Pests: Plant Breeding: Natural Resource Management:

 

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Veteran Professor changed Makerere and Higher Education

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Professor Pancras John Mukasa Ssebuwufu (L) receives a plaque and citation from RUFORUM Board Member and Vice Chancellor Ndejje University-Professor Eriabu Lugujjo (Right) on 6th May 2021 at the RUFORUM Secretariat, Plot 155 Garden Hill, Makerere University Main Campus,

When Professor John Ssebuwufu ambled up to receive a certificate of recognition for his ‘exceptional’ contribution to higher education from the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) at Makerere University (MU), he was thinking of many things, such as rewarding staff, that he could have done differently to impact university education more.

But he did what he could have done, under the circumstances.

He presided over MU (in 1993) when student enrolment was 5,000 and left in 2004 when the population was surging to more than 15,000.

He emphasised the use of information communication technologies in almost all the institutions he had been involved in and sent many academic staff on exchanges to boost research and innovation. Now, more African universities engage in ground-breaking research.

So, he proceeded to accept his recognition and make his acceptance speech, which was mostly about gratitude.

Ssebuwufu, 74, who is currently the chancellor at Kyambogo University and the vice-chancellor of the University of Kisubi, is credited for his exemplary leadership and pragmatic methods that have shaped higher education in Uganda and Africa as a whole.

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Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2021/2022

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Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2021/2022. Photo credit: AfDB

The Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program is a capacity building project by the AfDB and Japan which was initiated in 2017 with the aim of providing two-year scholarship awards to highly achieving African graduate students to enable them to undergo post-graduate studies (i.e. a two-year Master’s degree program) in selected priority development areas on the continent and Japan. The overarching goal the AfDB and the Government of Japan seek to attain is to enhance skills and human resources development in Africa in under the Bank’s High 5s agenda (i.e. “Feed Africa”, “Light up Africa”, “Industrialize Africa”, “Integrate Africa” and “Improve the quality of life of the people of Africa”) and key Japanese development assistance initiatives. JADS core areas of study focus include energy, agriculture, health, environmental sustainability, and engineering. The program also seeks to promote inter-university collaboration and university-industry partnerships between Japan and Africa. Upon completion of their studies, the JADS scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply and disseminate their newly acquired knowledge and skills in the public and private sectors, and contribute to national and continental socio-economic development.

About the JADS program

The JADS Program is open to applicants from AfDB member countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a graduate degree program in energy development and related discipline.  The program does not provide scholarships to any other graduate degree program.

The scholarship program provides tuition, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance.

Upon completion of their studies, the beneficiary scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply and disseminate their newly acquired knowledge and skills, and contribute to the promotion of sustainable development of their countries.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

The program is open to those who have gained admission to an approved Masters degree course at a Japanese partner university. Candidates should be 35 years old or younger; in good health; with a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in the energy area or related area; and have a superior academic record. Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to return to their home country to contribute to its economic and social development.

Application Procedures

  1. Applicant requests for information and application forms and procedures from the chosen JADS partner university. For any inquiries, please contact JADS@AFDB.ORG
  2. Applicant completes required documents and sends them to the university.
  3. University evaluates and selects applicants.
  4. University sends selected candidates to the AfDB.
  5. AfDB reviews submissions from universities, prepares and approves the final list.
  6. AfDB contacts selected awardees, and informs the universities.

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WHS Regional Meeting Africa 2021: Finance Chairperson’s Update

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Prof. Tonny J. Oyana, Finance Chairperson, World Health Summit Regional Meeting Africa, June 2021.

SOPs: Our plan is to have 200 sets of people in different spacious rooms…

Prof. Tonny j. oyana, finance chairperson whs regional meeting africa

We are sincerely grateful to our sponsors…

Over 15 core sponsors…

Sessions: 60% Virtual, 40% Onsite…

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