Grant Loan/Debt

START Facility

Posted 2 months ago


The Support to Agricultural Revitalization & Transformation (START) is a blended finance facility providing a customized mix of Business Development Services, project development and finance structuring services, and financial products in the form of concessional and zero interest loans, technical assistance grants and partial credit guarantees. The START Facility is implemented by the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) in partnership with Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) and Uganda Development Bank Ltd (UDB).


START Programme Manager: Dr. Jenifer Bukokhe-Wakhungu DINU-UNCDF Programme Manager


Offer access to technical assistance and affordable medium-term finance for ag­ricultural value adding projects across Uganda. Support projects that contribute to economic empowerment of women and youth. Encourage projects that aim at reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities, promote green economy. Contribute to development of refugee hosting areas and leverage the refugee potential for local development. Make START a sustainable and ade­quately capitalized facility to provide technical assistance and capital to SME agrobusinesses nationally.