RUFORUM is proud to announce the publication of “Dirty Hands, Fine Minds: The Story of an Agricultural Research and Training Network in African Universities”.   It tells the story of how a network of pioneering universities in Eastern and Southern Africa has realised the potential of universities as contributors to agricultural research systems. The volume highlights how RUFORUM's contributions of the past decade have positioned the network to address the many future imperatives of climate change, biotechnology, food security and economic development – the challenges and opportunities for a new generation of African scientists.