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Prof. Hilda Vasanthakaalam hands over the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences

Prof. Hilda Vasanthakaalam, served as Dean of the School of Agriculture & Food Science (SAFS) since May, 2018. She handed of the school leadership to Dr. Antoine KARANGWA so that the latter can continue leading the school to its full growth and expansion. The handover was officiated by Dr. Guillaume NYAGATARE, the Principal of the College of Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine (UR-CAVM) who thanked Prof. Hilda for her unequalled leadership, teaching and research services rendered to the University in general and the College in particular. He urged her to keep...

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Landslide precipitation thresholds as a first step towards robust landslide early warning systems in Rwanda

Landslide precipitation thresholds as a first step towards robust landslide early warning systems in Rwanda https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10346-020-01457-9 Global landslide fatalities have been increasing following the rise in population density, changes in seasonal rainstorm pattern and human activities. Rainfall is likely to be one of the major triggers of landslide-induced fatalities in mountainous areas as it is the case in many tropical African countries including Rwanda. One of the solution to minimize landslide fatalities is to avail landslide early warning system...

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UR-CAVM moves to online Instruction

The outbreak of coronavirus (COVID 19) has been a major interference to quality teaching and learning into Universities/ colleges. COVID 19 has significantly altered almost all aspect of college life, teaching and learning, research and community outreach. The University of Rwanda like many other Higher Learning Institutions switched it face to face teaching mode to online instruction in order to keep students’ learning mood while enhancing their IT Literacy. The College of Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine embarked on the online teaching and learning as a...

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UR don calls for more innovative actions to save Rwanda’s economy from COVID-19

The call was made in a research paper “Indicative Socio-Economic Impacts of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak in Eastern Africa : Case of Rwanda” by Prof Alfred R. BIZOZA, a University of Rwanda staff and Simeon SIBOMANA as co-author. The paper discusses the potential effects of COVID-19 on international trade, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and agriculture in Rwanda and proposes some policy actions to address short to medium socioeconomic impacts in these particular sub-sectors. The paper is among the fewer emerging case studies for Africa and addresses the case of Rwanda....

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UR-CAVM Awareness Campaign on its Programmes

The University of Rwanda –College of Agriculture Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine (UR-CAVM) organizes awareness campaign of undergraduate taught programmes in different Science Technology Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) secondary schools located in Kigali, Muhanga, kamonyi, Rubavu, Musanze, Gicumbi, Rulindo, Rwamagana, Kayonza, Nyagatare, Gatsibo, Kirehe, Ruhango, Nyanza, Huye, Nyamasheke and Rusizi Districts from March to May 2020. The objective of the campaign is to strengthen its ties with secondary schools by raising the educational aspirations and capabilities of...

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Delegates from European Union Universities visit UR-CAVM

European Union delegates with UR-CAVM Management have conducted the kick-off meeting of the European Union funded project entitled Enhancement of Rwandan Higher Education in Strategic fields for sustainable growth (EnRHEd). The Event took place at UR-CAVM Headquarters in Busogo. The Erasmus+ EnRHEd Project is aimed at encouraging cooperation between the EU and partner countries and support eligible partner countries in addressing challenges in the management and governance of their higher education institutions. It is a joint project between three European universities namely Parma...

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