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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Announcement: Course in Concepts in agribusiness and SME development for Uganda

Graduates are receiving entrepreneurial 
and practical, hands-on experience
The Danida Fellowship Course in General Tools and Concepts in Agribusiness SME Development is a 2 week course situated in Uganda with a follow up week in Denmark. The 2 week course in Uganda is scheduled for the period 04 to 15 November 2013. The follow up course week will be scheduled for second week in May 2014.

The fellowship course for small and medium sized enterprises (SME) in agribusiness development will introduce general concepts and specific tools, which the private entrepreneurs can use for developing and managing agribusinesses in their home countries. The course will support the entrepreneurs in improving management, in developing partnerships and exploring new markets.

Deadline for submitting the forms to the Danish Embassy in Kampala is 23 August 2013.

New Agriculturist July 2013: Unleashing Africa's agribusiness potential

The Danida-funded UniBRAIN Consortium for enhancing University Responsiveness to Agribusiness Development Limited (CURAD) is supporting 25 interns through its consortium member NUCAFE under an "Earn As You Learn Programme" which is helping the University develop better quality graduates with more entrepreneurial and practical hands-on experience, who are able to attract employment or start up their own businesses. Through CURAD, NUCAFE has in turn accessed a lot of partnerships and networks that have greatly improved the visibility of its coffee brand and has boosted demand. Sales of coffee have more than quadrupled.

Tapping into its widespread network of partners, CURAD is organising an international training course in general tools and concepts of agribusiness and small and medium enterprise (SME) development with the Danida Fellowship Centre (DFC) and NIRAS, an international consulting company. This will advance North-South collaboration in Africa's growing food-agribusinesses. The course will be held from 4-15 November 2013 at CURAD's incubation centre.

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