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The 2015 CURAD Innovation Challenge is here

CURAD Managing Director, Mr. Apollo Ssegawa to be hosted on Capital FM-Kampala, 09th/July/2015, 08:00pm to discuss about this years innovation challenge and give a brief about the competition launch on Friday 10th July 2015

Coffee farmers advised to tap into expert knowledge

Follow link to an article in new vision on the advice given to coffee farmers on how to tap into expert knowledge. Click here

Government urged on agribusiness

Government has been challenged to prioritise support towards building agribusiness incubation centres, if productivity is to be boosted along the value chain.
Agribusiness incubation is meant for supporting innovative ideas into practical business realities, yet these are still very expensive for young entrepreneurs.

CURAD holds the Coffee value chain entrepreneurship enhancement training at Atamba farm in Mukono district

CURAD held atraining at Atamba farm early this year on coffee value chain entrepreneurship enhancementin Mukono district. The aim of the training was to build, establish and incubate the entrepreneurial capacity of Wankoba coffee farmers into a business oriented coffee farmer group so that the farmers can actively participate in the higher nodes of the coffee value chain. 40 farmers participated in the training. Topics covered included good agronomic practices in coffee farms, nursery management practices, how to overcome poverty, quality management in coffee, fertilizer application and harvesting coffee

CURAD has supported Atamba farm in making it become a fully fledged demonstration farm and training centre. 

Microsoft 4AFrika fulfilling pledges to CURAD Agribusiness Challenge winners

Mid last year CURAD organized the first ever agribusiness challenge in Uganda . During the last quarter of 2014 the sponsors were fulfilling their pledges to the winners. Microsoft, Fin Africa, B-Space and Trias fulfilling their pledges. Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL) fulfilled her pledge to the overall winner. A cash prize of fifteen million Uganda shillings was already advance to the winners. He also received a modern smart phone with airtime of a full year. Other winners also received their awards from UTL. 

Ivan Lumala of Micosoft 4Afrika is committed to giving each of the 9 winning teams from the CURAD Agribusiness Innovation Challenge an 8’’ tablet February 2015. In addition, Microsoft 4AFrika offered technical support to the 3 winners in the category of Best Start up Using ICT. These were Uganda coffee farmers alliance Makara Aurthur and Lyada Emmanuel.

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