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Call for Papers and Posters: 6th RUFORUM African Higher Agricultural Education Week and Biennial Conference 2018

 The RUFORUM Sixth African Higher Agricultural Education Week and RUFORUM Biennial Conference, will be held 22 – 26 October 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya along the theme “Aligning African Universities to Accelerate Attainment of Africa’s Agenda 2063”.

Application Deadline: 31st July, 2018.

Offered Annually? The Program is held once every two years.

To Be Taken At (Country):  Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), Nairobi Kenya.

About the Award: As part of strengthening dissemination of research outputs and lesson sharing RUFORUM invites interested authors (University researchers, researchers and scientists from National, regional and international l Research Institutes, Higher Education stakeholders and beneficiaries of RUFORUM supported projects, including postgraduates students and their supervisors) to submit Research Application Summary/“Extended Abstract” maximum of 8 page (for examples and guidelines of developing Extended Abstracts please visit RUFORUM website.

Conference objectives are focused on:

  1. Unpack university transformation: From what to where and when?
  2. Effective support mechanisms that enable business-university collaboration
  3. University-farming communities engagement and transformation space
  4. Innovations for making agriculture attractive and driving growth in Africa
  5. Making a difference in Africa through capacity building in research, outreach and community engagement

Type: Call for Papers

Eligibility: The publication is bilingual and authors are free to submit abstracts in either English or French.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Duration of Program: 22 – 26 October 2018

How to Apply: 

  • The Abstracts should be submitted via an online platform accessed from the African Journal of Rural Development website.
  • For inquiries about your submission please use and
  • All submissions will be peer reviewed and published as open access resource materials in a serialized RUFORUM Working document series (ISSN: 1993-8462) which will be made available to various stakeholders in both print and electronic formats.

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: The meeting will be co-organized by The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), and all the RUFORUM Member Universities in Kenya and other partners.

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