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Makerere-CURAD Call for Agribusiness Incubatees

  • In Sciences
  • 19 Nov 2013 - 2:26pm
  • By Mark Wamai
  • 41,610
The Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute Kabanyolo (MUARIK), College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES)

The Consortium for enhancing University Responsiveness to agribusiness Development (CURAD) is a public-private partnership initiative promoted by Makerere University, the National Union of Coffee Agribusinesses and Farm Enterprises (NUCAFE), National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) and NIRAS international. CURAD is an agribusiness incubator supported by DANIDA and executed by FARA’s Unibrain facility.

CURAD has in place a revolving fund to support incubatee’s to develop their agri-businesses to sustainable levels while paying back to CURAD to sustain its activities in a mutually beneficial arrangement.

CURAD hereby invites expressions of interest for potential incubatees in the coffee value chain and general food processing to apply for business incubation at CURAD incubation center, located at the Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute Kabanyolo (MUARIK). The target applicants are both new and established graduates, small scale firms and the general public interested in agribusiness.

Additionally, Are you an undergrad or post graduate student?, do you have a Brilliant Agribusiness idea you want to pursue but lack capital, experience and business acumen? Are you looking to earn from your business idea as you learn about entrepreneurship and practical business management?

You can learn on the job through CURAD’s apprenticeship business component called Earn As You Learn (EAYL). There will be two categories of incubatees under EAYL.
i) CURAD will offer the incubatee full business support to start developing the business idea and turn it into a profit earning business
ii) CURAD will find already existing businesses where incubatees will be placed to have an experience in a company or factory and CURAD will ensure the incubates earns a modest salary

Please see downloads for more details on requirements, application forms and how to apply

Interested Incubatees should submit their applications forms not later than 15 January 2014.

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