Strengthening University Capacity to Enhance Competitiveness of Agribusiness in East and West Africa (2014-2016) – University of Copenhagen

Strengthening University Capacity to Enhance Competitiveness of Agribusiness in East and West Africa (2014-2016)

This project is a partnership between four African Universities and University of Copenhagen with the objective to strengthened competences of faculty in terms of agri-entrepreneurship training, enhanced agri-entrepreneurial skills and competitiveness of agricultural science graduates in the labour market and enhanced collaboration between universities and private sector agri-enterprises.

The main activities include:

  • Sensitization of faculty /students/ and industry players on importance of agri-entrepreneurship
  • Review of existing agricultural sciences curricula to include agri-enterpreneurship
  • Training of academic staff and other stakeholders
  • Write shop for academic staff to compile and customize learning resources for agri-entrepreneurial training
  • Development of agro-innovation clusters
  • Establishment of university-industry linkages
  • Establishment of entrepreneurship fund scheme

Research topics

• University-industy collaboration 
• Innovation and entrepreneurship pedagogics
• Institutional aspects of educational reform

Funding and collaborations

Funded by ACP-EU Co-operation Programme in Higher Education (EDULINK II)

Collaborators are:

  • Egerton University, Kenya
  • University of Port Harcout, Nigeria
  • Gulu University, Uganda
  • Mekelle University, Ethiopia