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Support to incubatees through CURAD partners

CURAD has partnered with Challenge worldwide (CWW) to enhance the student internship and placement component.

During the last quarter of 2014, CURAD received fourteen volunteers from CWW under the International Citizen Service –Entrepreneur programme lead by the country director Herbert Akampwera. 

The volunteers/intern offered support to various CURAD incubatees. Six provided support and mentorship to CURAD incubatees like Mushroom Tec, Orga Farm Ltd and Joaug LTD. They spent one week at each of the 3 firms developing financial and accounting tools for the incubatees. The tools developed included, wage spreadsheets, expenditure spreadsheets, purchase note, fund request forms, production forms, budget sheets and business plan development. They also visited previous incubatees that they had supported earlier. These are Mak seeds, Sarmalina beverages international and Atamba farm. 

Ten interns have graduated with CWW partnership. 

This partnership has played a great role in improving theincubatee business management practices.

CURAD held the 1st Agribusiness Innovation Challenge in Uganda

CURAD has partnered with Challenge worldwide (CWW) to enhance the student internship and placement component.

During the last quarter of 2014, CURAD received fourteen volunteers from CWW under the International Citizen Service –Entrepreneur programme lead by the country director Herbert Akampwera. 

The volunteers/intern offered support to various CURAD incubatees. Six provided support and mentorship to CURAD incubatees like Mushroom Tec, Orga Farm Ltd and Joaug LTD. They spent one week at each of the 3 firms developing financial and accounting tools for the incubatees. The tools developed included, wage spreadsheets, expenditure spreadsheets, purchase note, fund request forms, production forms, budget sheets and business plan development. They also visited previous incubatees that they had supported earlier. These are Mak seeds, Sarmalina beverages international and Atamba farm. 

Ten interns have graduated with CWW partnership. 

This partnership has played a great role in improving theincubatee business management practices.

FARA celebrations 25th -28th November 2014

CURAD joined FARA to celebrate 15 years with the aim of Renewing, Repositioning and Refocusing. The celebrations toke place in Johannesburg, South Africa, at Birchwood Hotel. A series of events took place from 25 – 28 November 2014 and the overriding theme was ‘Delivering Africa’s Future Through Science-led Agricultural Transformation’. CURAD showcased her products including Omukwano coffee and the Coffee Liqueur. A number of participants visited CURAD booth including FARA executive director Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo.

 

CURAD nurtured us to where we are - RASA

Real Agricultural Solutions for Africa (RASA) is a private company limited by shares that was incorporated in December 2013.

It was started by six bachelors of commerce students from Makerere University including Kyabasinga Moses, Otai Tegu Marcel, Kyewalabye James, Kaijage Josephat, Niwagira Breach and Mbonigaba Joshua.

Product testing at the Jinja Show, July 2014.

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