The Consortium for enhancing University Responsiveness to Agribusiness Development Ltd (CURAD) is an innovative autonomous agribusiness incubator established by Makerere University, National Union of Coffee Agribusinesses and Farm Enterprises (NUCAFE) and National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO). CURAD was started in 2012 with support from DANIDA under the management of Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) as an Innovation Platform in 2012 under the UniBRAIN programme.
CURAD is an agribusiness incubator established as a public-private partnership initiative with the aim of supporting farmers, famer organizations, agro entrepreneurs, young men and women students, graduates, skilled and unskilled, start-ups and SMEs to grow and develop their business ideas. It is driven to produce innovative young entrepreneurs and agribusiness leaders that 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. CURAD is a non-profit company limited by guarantee (certificate no; 144130) established to support profit oriented agribusinesses.