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Stakeholders Call For Reform in Higher Agricultural Education in Africa

Prof. Adipala Ekwamu-RUFORUM's Executive Secretary (Front-Centre) along with other stakeholders who attended the Higher Agricultural Education Reform Convention, 25th - 30th July 2017, Gaborone, Botswana

Stakeholders engaged in higher education in Africa gathered in Gaborone, Botswana from 25th to 30th July 2017 to map out transformations necessary to increase the contribution of higher agricultural education to Africa’s development. Convened by the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in partnership with Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (BUAN), the meeting was attended by representatives from the World Bank, African Union Commission, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), South African Development Cooperation (SADC), Association of African Universities (AAU), Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA), South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF), African Women in Agricultural Research for Development (AWARD), OCP Policy Centre in Morocco, Western and Central African Council for Agricultural Research for Development (CORAF/WECARD), independent consultants in the area of higher education in Africa and representatives from African universities.

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The RUFORUM Secretariat is located at Makerere University

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