About the Journal

The African Journal of Rural Development (AFJRD) is an online open access scientific journal that publishes articles on a quarterly basis (March, June, September, December). It is a multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal with an ultimate purpose of sharing and increasing the depth of knowledge on aspects of sustainable rural development.

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Vol. 2 No. 1 (2017): Strengthening research capacity of African Agricultural Higher Education Institutions

The African Journal of Rural Development (AFJRD) is focused on issues that affect sustainable rural development. The articles contained in this issue of the AFJRD, Volume 2 Issue 1 demonstrate the contributions that scientists affiliated with African Agricultural Higher Education Institutions (AHEI) can make to increasing agricultural productivity, food and nutrition security and improved livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa. These institutions are essential to sustainable agricultural development because they are responsible for training the next generations of scientists and policy makers, communicating  science to the general population, and through their research, addressing critical challenges to food security facing the continent.

Published: 2017-03-31


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The African Journal of Rural Development (AFJRD) is an online open-access journal published quarterly. The AFJRD publishes original research papers comprising emerging issues in rural development; authoritative reviews; synthesis articles and editorials; chapters and book reviews as well as short communications that may not warrant publication as full papers. All submissions must have a focus on sustainable development of rural communities and improving livelihoods generally and as such, authors and contributors will be required to contextualize their work to fit this focus and scope. The primary purpose of the AFJRD is to share knowledge, on all aspects that contribute to sustainable rural development and improving livelihoods and development broadly as widely as possible. All articles and opinions therein published in the AFJRD reflect views of the authors and not necessarily those of the African Journal of Rural Development

AFJRD is published by the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), with an Editorial Secretariat at Makerere University Kampala, Uganda .