CURAD Incubator

Core competencies

CURAD core competencies is in Agribusiness incubation. CURAD has experience in identifying potential ideas and support them to sustainable businesses. Over the last three years, CURAD has incubated 110 MSMEs in a wide ray of agribusiness value chains including coffee, fruit, poultry, mushroom, fish among others. These are selected through a systematic process of call selection, analysis and business incubation. This has resulted into creation of 2445 jobs, 17 technologies and 8 are commercialized. 12,972 household supply inputs to the incubatees and the incubatees have generated USD 556,834 as income from their trade activities.

What we do

  • Business services like registration, licenses, quality management, technology transfer, Business plan development, accounting, strategy, marketing.
  • Technical support in QMS development, product development, branding and market development.
  • Financial business support through procurement of materials
  • People connectivity through mentoring, coaching and interaction with fellow entrepreneurs
  • Infrastructure and production facility, internet, office space, meeting rooms, electricity, phone etc
  • Processing facilities in the coffee value chains.

Key technologies promoted

  • Tissue Culture Coffee Clones Technology where quality coffee seedling are produced.
  • Coffee liquor production.  Brewing of coffee beans plus ethanol to make coffee liquor.  
  • Wet processing of coffee
  • Nursery and coffee seed multiplication technologies
  • Sorting packaging technologies
  • Roasting, coffee shop and Barista training technologies
  • Earn as you learn graduate training model in agribusiness development
  • Farmer ownership model
  • Helping with commercializing of ground extract.
  • Mushroom spawn production by Mushroom Tec Ltd where mushroom seed is produced

Past performance

  • Implementation of the interventions for enhancing University Responsiveness to Agribusiness Development in Uganda supported by DANIDA to a tune of USD 2M
  • Implementation of project entitled enhancing commercialization of Agricultural Research Outputs using the Agribusiness Incubation Model-Pasture seed systems commercialization

Differentiators

  • Best Incubator in Africa 2015 by Africa Agribusiness Incubator Network
  • Best Incubator in Africa 2016 by Africa Agribusiness Incubator Network

Facilities and Equipment

  • CURAD has a fully fledged Coffee Entrepreneur Bureau of Uganda equipped with the latest state of art machinery including
  • Coffee Roaster
  • Grider
  • Silos
  • Coffee roasting apparatus
  • Office Block with1 incubation centre and 3 offices
  • Conference Facility
  • 2 Vehicles

Corporate data

  • CURAD has 8 competent employees located in the central part of Uganda (Wakiso District). CURAD Key Registrations numbers include;
  • D-U-N-S Number is 559902814
    Sam Registration Samcuradprod01
  • CURAD NCAGE reference is UG14330441659

 

  • Contact information

 

Apollo Segawa

Kampala

F13 MUARIK Kabanyolo-Gayaza

www.curadincubator.org 

ABOUT THE INCUBATOR MANAGER

Apollo Segawa

 

 

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