CURAD is a public-private partnership initiative promoted by Makerere University, the National Union of Coffee Agribusinesses and Farm Enterprises (NUCAFE), and the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO).

The consortium aims to create opportunities for talented, innovative and entrepreneurial young people to commercialise innovations and technologies generated by the agricultural research institutes and universities. It focuses on boosting jobs and income creation within the agricultural sector in Uganda, with a special focus on empowering the young. CURAD supports young men and women as students, graduates, both skilled and unskilled, start-ups and SMEs to grow and develop their business ideas along specified value chains.

The BSO has started 153 youth-led SMEs and start-up enterprises, creating 2,930 jobs and benefiting 21,303 households as suppliers. Moreover, it has commercialised over five innovations, in coffee and other agriculture products, from Makerere University and NARO. 

Due to its successes, CURAD was voted best incubator in the African Agribusiness Incubators Networks (AAIN) in 2015. 

Type steun

Business Management Coaching, Marketing coaching

Type organisatie

Periode

December 2019
- December 2022
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