RUFORUM Fifth Biennial Conference Opens in Cape Town

More than 750 academics and agriculture stakeholders from across Africa have gathered in Cape Town, South Africa, as the 5th African Higher Agricultural Education Week and RUFORUM Biennial Conference officially got underway on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016.

The UoE delegation was led by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Teresa Akenga and he team members included;

  1. Prof. Elizabeth Omami (Dean, School of Agriculture and Biotechnology)
  2. Prof. Julius Ochoudho (Ruforum Coordinator)
  3. Dr. Harold Rachuonyo
  4. Dr. Abigail Otinga
  5. Dr. Syphyline Kebeney
  6. Mr. Nicholas Owiro
  7. Mr. Jonathan Tarus
  8. Mr. Javan Were
  9. Mr. Julius Livondo
  10. Mr. Samuel Njogu
  11. Mrs. Caroline Jepkemoi
  12. Mr. Peter Kale
  13. Ms. Marcella Kiprono

With the theme: Linking Universities with Private Sector, Governments and other Stakeholders in support of Agriculture Development in Africa, participants looked forward to enhancing engagement with the Private Sector, Civil Society and CGIAR.

Prof. Mabel Imbuga told the delegates: “The whole of the world is relying on Africa… because we are well-endowed with natural resources… are we ready?”

Prof. Teresa Akenga, was the chair of the one day side event that was hosted at the Cape Town International Conference Centre. The concept note was “Joint Meta- Learning on Higher Agricultural Education to Enhance Relevance and Quality of Postgraduate Training in Africa”.