Follow the link below to an article published in one of Uganda's local daily publications about why start-ups miss out on funding:
Monday, 22 April 2013
Mission:‘To produce young innovative and skilful agribusiness entrepreneurs through strategic partnerships that support investment in agribusiness by fostering collaboration between Makerere university, NUCAFE and the NARO coffee research centre to create cultures and environment that will value, encourage and enable innovation and produce graduates who are problem solvers, decision takers and successful entrepreneurs”.
CURAD is a public-private partnership initiative with the aim of producing innovative young entrepreneurs and agribusiness leaders to champion productivity and profitability of the agricultural enterprises that can spinoff new enterprises. This is an agribusiness innovation incubator geared towards creation of jobs and boosting incomes within the agricultural sector in Uganda piloting with the coffee value chain in the first four years. CURAD is a non-profit company limited by guarantee (certificate no; 144130) established to support profit oriented agribusinesses.
The Consortium for enhancing University Responsiveness to Agribusiness Development Limited (CURAD) is a public-private partnership initiative promoted by Makerere University, the National Union of Coffee Agribusinesses and Farm Enterprises Limited (NUCAFE), and National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO), the University of Copenhagen (UC) and NIRAS International. CURAD is one of the six agribusiness incubators in Africa supported by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa under the UniBRAIN facility with funding from DANIDA.