Youth and youthful women are full of energy innovative and with many needs and scan for all avaulable opportunity that can era them a decent income. In uganda as a predominantly agriculture country, Youth have been very responsive to create own employement in the agro value chains. As the managing director of CURAD. i started the national agribusiness innovation challenge 7 years ago. I annually receive on average 250 applications form young people who are dricen innovatibe and what to start an agribusiness. The promnise of technical BDS financial and general agribsuiness Incubation support to these young people drives them to be part of a supportiv esystemthat can eran them a decent income in agribusiness. Each youth and women led agribsusiness start up creates on average 5-10 jobs within 3 years and the success rate of incubation spported enyterprise is over 90%. Thus i strongly believe that agribuinses incubation is the key way to get youth into agribsuiness and create youth emplyement in uganda and Africa. At CURAD over 300o jobs ave been created by over 300 agro SME's in a space of 6 years!
Apollo Segawa www.curadincubator.org
CURAD Executive director