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PAINT 2017’s call for applications is open!

PAINT Call for applicationAre you a business person in the agribusiness sector and wish to be linked to buyers, suppliers and/or investors in form of equity financing, commodity financing, grants, loans or wish to have your products access markets? Do you fulfill the following requirements?

You have a registered business or organization
Are you in the sectors of horticulture, dairy & livestock, oil seeds and coffee
Your business has been operational for at least 2 years
You employ at least 10 people or work with at least 50 farmers
Your cash flows are backed by a bank statement or audited books of accounts for the 2 years
Your Annual return is above USD 30,000 (100,000,000 Ugx)

What is PAINT?

Promoting Agribusiness Investment, Networking and Trade (PAINT) is a programme aimed at accelerating growth of the agribusiness sector. The initiative is aimed at catalysing capacity development of agribusinesses to be commercially viable and visible through tailored mentoring and coaching, access to markets, financing, knowledge and technology. Focus is on agriculture because it is the backbone of Uganda’s economy, contributing 22% to GDP with 77% of Uganda’s population depending on Agriculture and the sector accounts for 48% of total exports. PAINT involves a series of activities which climax with a physical matchmaking event aimed at facilitating linkages between investors, agribusinesses and partners. PAINT started in 2016 and 73% and 50% of agriprenuers and investors respectively indicated that they have already closed a deal successfully

PAINT aims to bring together local, regional and international agribusinesses to build long term sustainable business relationships. The initiative shall support the growth of the agribusiness sector by linking investable and profitable agribusinesses to financing, technology, knowledge and markets. The selected applicants will also receive mentoring and coaching.

We are currently receiving applications from interested businesses in the sectors mentioned above who wish to participate in the PAINT 2017 program. A physical matchmaking event will be held in October 2017.For further details, download the  PAINT concept note here.

How to apply
Apply now by filling this application form here  or send an email to Sylvia Natukunda at snatukunda@agriprofocus.com or Aidah at  aidah@bspace.co.ug

Deadline for  applications is 31st May 2017