The first intake completed course work as of July 2014 and the second intake is set to start in October 2014.
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.
Twelve (12) European staff and 36 African staff have participated in the joint module delivery for cohort one for the period 2013-2016. The first 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 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.