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2nd RUFORUM Regional Conf: Plant Breeding

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Second RUFORUM Biennial Regional Conference

Plant Breeding

Development of improved scald tolerant barley varieties with superior enduse (malt) and nutritional quality for dry land areas of the northern Ethiopia

Combining ability among interspecific (G. hirsutum x G. barbadense) and mutation derived lines of cotton in fiber quality and agronomic traits

Exploiting genome synteny in breeding for Protein Quality and Waxiness in maize and sorghum

Genetic variation of Zambian maize inbred lines commonly used in breeding


Grain filling patterns of CIMMYT early maize inbred lines


Importance and approaches of obtaining experimental uniformity

Inheritance of resistance to bacterial blight and implication for rice improvement in Uganda

Characterization of root development in a segregating diploid banana population as a searching basis for resistance to Radopholus similis

Introgressing resistance to Fusarium root rot in selected farmer preferred Andean bean genotypes from Meso-American line and mapping of associated resistance quantitative trait loci

Evaluating the macropropagation efficiency of banana varieties preferred by farmers in Eastern and Central Kenya

Genetic effects of inbreeding on harvest index and root dry matter content in cassava

Assessing the efficacy of pyramided genes in conferring dual and durable resistance to bean anthracnose and root rot

Enhancing genetic resistance to soybean rust disease

Introgressing resistance to Turcicum leaf blight and mapping of associated quantitative trait loci in sorghum

Genetic inheritance studies and early generation marker selection in maize breeding for drought tolerance

Inheritance of resistance to rice yellow mottle virus disease in selected rice cultivars in Uganda

Genetics of resistance to bacterial leaf blight in rice germplasm in Uganda


Adaptability of rice cultivars to different ecologies in western province of Zambia

Combining ability analysis of quality protein maize (QPM) and non-PM inbred lines for kernel quality and some agronomic characteristics

Analysis of drought tolerance in selected upland rice genotypes in Uganda

Genetic diversity for resistance to larger grain borer in maize hybrids and open pollinated varieties in Kenya

Assessing effectiveness of macropropagation technology to produce healthy seedlings of banana varieties with high market demand in Eastern and Central provinces, Kenya


Combining ability and performance of maize hybrids under low nitrogen and drought stress

Pyramiding Fusarium root rot resistance genes and validation of SSR PVBR87 in common bean

Inheritance of resistance to Fusarium root rot in three common bean genotypes

Heterosis and combining abilities for multiple resistance to Turcicum leaf blight and maize streak virus

Enhancing sweetpotato resistance to African weevils (Cylas puncticollis and Cylas brunneus) through transgenic breeding

Enhancing Callus induction and embrogenic cell suspension development in East African highland banana

Efficient regeneration and transformation systems for improving resistance to weevils in Ugandan sweetpotato cultivars

Evaluation of physiological and morphological traits conferring drought tolerance in cowpea

Characterisation of genetic diversity among Sudanese sorghum accessions using molecular markers and phenotypic characteristics

Developing a broad soybean germplasm base and durable resistance to soybean rust disease in Uganda

Identification of drought related and drought responsive genes in cassava

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

 


Second RUFORUM Biennial Regional Conference

Plant Breeding

Development of improved scald tolerant barley varieties with superior enduse (malt) and nutritional quality for dry land areas of the northern Ethiopia

Combining ability among interspecific (G. hirsutum x G. barbadense) and mutation derived lines of cotton in fiber quality and agronomic traits

Exploiting genome synteny in breeding for Protein Quality and Waxiness in maize and sorghum

Genetic variation of Zambian maize inbred lines commonly used in breeding


Grain filling patterns of CIMMYT early maize inbred lines


Importance and approaches of obtaining experimental uniformity

Inheritance of resistance to bacterial blight and implication for rice improvement in Uganda

Characterization of root development in a segregating diploid banana population as a searching basis for resistance to Radopholus similis

Introgressing resistance to Fusarium root rot in selected farmer preferred Andean bean genotypes from Meso-American line and mapping of associated resistance quantitative trait loci

Evaluating the macropropagation efficiency of banana varieties preferred by farmers in Eastern and Central Kenya

Genetic effects of inbreeding on harvest index and root dry matter content in cassava

Assessing the efficacy of pyramided genes in conferring dual and durable resistance to bean anthracnose and root rot

Enhancing genetic resistance to soybean rust disease

Introgressing resistance to Turcicum leaf blight and mapping of associated quantitative trait loci in sorghum

Genetic inheritance studies and early generation marker selection in maize breeding for drought tolerance

Inheritance of resistance to rice yellow mottle virus disease in selected rice cultivars in Uganda

Genetics of resistance to bacterial leaf blight in rice germplasm in Uganda


Adaptability of rice cultivars to different ecologies in western province of Zambia

Combining ability analysis of quality protein maize (QPM) and non-PM inbred lines for kernel quality and some agronomic characteristics

Analysis of drought tolerance in selected upland rice genotypes in Uganda

Genetic diversity for resistance to larger grain borer in maize hybrids and open pollinated varieties in Kenya

Assessing effectiveness of macropropagation technology to produce healthy seedlings of banana varieties with high market demand in Eastern and Central provinces, Kenya


Combining ability and performance of maize hybrids under low nitrogen and drought stress

Pyramiding Fusarium root rot resistance genes and validation of SSR PVBR87 in common bean

Inheritance of resistance to Fusarium root rot in three common bean genotypes

Heterosis and combining abilities for multiple resistance to Turcicum leaf blight and maize streak virus

Enhancing sweetpotato resistance to African weevils (Cylas puncticollis and Cylas brunneus) through transgenic breeding

Enhancing Callus induction and embrogenic cell suspension development in East African highland banana

Efficient regeneration and transformation systems for improving resistance to weevils in Ugandan sweetpotato cultivars

Evaluation of physiological and morphological traits conferring drought tolerance in cowpea

Characterisation of genetic diversity among Sudanese sorghum accessions using molecular markers and phenotypic characteristics

Developing a broad soybean germplasm base and durable resistance to soybean rust disease in Uganda

Identification of drought related and drought responsive genes in cassava

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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