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BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Support to Agricultural Revitalization and Transformation (START) is a blended financing facility supporting SMEs in agricultural value addition in Northern Uganda by offering affordable medium-term finance through provision of Business Development Services, project structuring and transaction services, and financial products. These three lines of business are managed by the three participating institutions Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU), United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and Uganda Development Bank Limited (UDBL) respectively.

The START facility supports the implementation of the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU), a government of Uganda programme overseen by the Office of the Prime Minister and financed by the European Union.