Development and Piloting of the ARI PhD Program is Funded by the EDULINK II ACP-EU Coopertaion Programme in Higher Education.

Phase II Strengthening Human Resource Capacity to Foster Agricultural and Rural Innovation in Eastern Africa (FED/2013/320-091)

News and Updates


Student’s Intake

There are current 14 students undertaking training on the ARI PhD program for the academic year 2014/2015 in cohort three. Nine of these are Ugandans,  four are Kenyans and one Ethiopian.  They are currently in recess and the next semester resumes on 12th April 2015.


AgTrain and ARI Training

The field-based training module was implemented on 8th-24th January 2014 in Nkozi sub-county, Mpigi district in Uganda. A total of 42 PhD students (21 AgTrain and 21 ARI), and 12 staff (5 from Europe and 7 from Africa) participated in the implementation of the module.


Joint Module Delivery

Twelve (12) European staff and 36 African staff have participated in the joint module delivery for cohort two for the period 2013-2016. The second cohort of the ARI programme comprises of 18 students recruited from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Sudan, Ethiopia and Nigeria and fifty per cent of them are female.


Feedback to the Community

Feedback to communities was organized in the Parishes of Nindye and Ggolo in Nkozi sub-county on 23rd January 2014. 214 people attended the sessions at Nindye and Ggolo parishes respectively; and 55 attended the session at Makerere University.

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