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FAO and RUFORUM launch an E-learning Hub for African universities


FAO and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has recently launched an E-learning Hub to facilitate the access of students and researchers from African universities to FAO’s vast repository of knowledge

13/09/2017 - 

FAO and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has recently launched an E-learning Hub to facilitate the access of students and researchers from African universities to FAO’s vast repository of knowledge. Through this E-learning Hub students from 66 RUFORUM member universities across 26 countries in Africa can now access rich FAO’s knowledge resources in the areas of food and nutrition security, social and economic development and sustainable management of natural resources.

This joint initiative aims to provide students and researchers from RUFORUM member universities with FAO’s most up to date knowledge, experience and information on current and emerging issues in food and agriculture, which can enhance the traditional face-to-face university courses.  The E-learning Hub will also increase the uptake of FAO e-learning resources and raise the awareness among African youth on key themes relevant for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Solange Uwituze, Programme Manager for Partnerships at the RUFORUM, pointed out that “the FAO resources will equip students of RUFORUM member universities with the latest knowledge on food and agriculture and will help to strengthen their capacities to conduct an innovative and high quality agricultural research responsive to sustainable development needs in Africa.“