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The 4th RUFORUM Biennial Conference
Maputo, Mozambique
21 July 2014 - 25 July 2014


The 4th RUFORUM Biennial Conference in Maputo, Mozambique was convened from the 21st to the 25th of July 2014 with the overall theme for the conference was "Celebrating the Contribution of Universities and Partners to Africa's Agricultural Development".

On the 23rd of July, FANRPAN CEO, Dr Sibanda moderated high-level policy panel session on "Integration of Higher Agricultural Education into CAADP and National Development Plans". Members of the panel included:

  1. Dr Yemi Akinbamijo, FARA Executive Director
  2. HE Rhoda Tumusiime, Commissioner Agriculture and Rural Economy, African Union Commission
  3. Hon. Dr Zerubabel M Nyiira, Minister of State for Agriculture, Republic of Uganda
  4. Hon. John Mutorwa, Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, Republic of Namibia
  5. Prof. Mandi Rukuni, CADP and S3A Co-Member Expert Panels

The 2014 RUFORUM Biennial Conference is the fourth in the series. The main objective of the conference is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. It coincides with the African Union Commission celebration of progress made over the last 10 years towards strengthening agricultural development to ensure Africa secures food and nutrition security. Thus the 2014 Biennial provides African universities and partners, especially research systems, development practitioners and global actors, to reflect on progress made over the years and to strategize on options to accelerate agricultural development in the continent. The Conference is expected to attract over 300 participants from within and outside Africa. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholders in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning.

For more information access the RUFORM website

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The 4th RUFORUM Biennial Conference, 21st – 25th July 2014, Maputo, Mozambique
 

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