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RUFORUM PhD Graduate Starts Cowpea Breeding Program at University of Cape Coast

Dr. Emmanuel Afutu in the field during his PhD research. Image:RUFORUM

Emmanuel Afutu, now with a new title added to his name ‘Doctor’, was ecstatic as he and his colleagues joined RUFORUM staff on 16th January 2018 during a lunch get-together organized at the Secretariat to honour the new PhD graduates.  He was among the 13 RUFORUM-sponsored students who were conferred with Doctorates during the 68th Graduation Ceremony of Makerere University in Uganda, under PhD programmes of Plant Breeding and Biotechnology (PBB) and Agricultural Rural Innovations (ARIS).

For Dr. Afutu, it was not only an accomplishment but also a relief from the many years of hard work, resilience, sacrifice, and an opportunity to boost the plant breeding and seed Industry in his home country, Ghana.

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