The Chief Executive Officer Dfcu Bank Mathias Katamba has re-echoed the Bank’s commitment to supporting Ugandan farmers by giving them financial support as well as skilling them.
Katamba, who was speaking at the just concluded 3rd Annual Bankers conference hosted by the Uganda Bankers Association, said that the bank had been working closely with farmers, both commercial and subsistence in different parts of the country to give them financial and technical support as a way of limiting the challenges that face the sector.
“We have improved access to agricultural financing by crafting loan services that are structured to meet the individual needs of the farmers at every stage of their agricultural journey,” he said.
Katamba who chaired a break away session under the topic “Agricultural financial, experiences and practices from financial institutions” that was hosted by Dfcu Bank, noted that the bank has not only focused on gibing out loans but has also engaged farmers in different initiatives aimed at helping farmers to learn new farming skills like the just concluded ‘Best Farmers Awards’ initiative.
“We have taken a step to bridge the existing gaps in the agriculture value chain by sponsoring farmers on a learning excursions to the Netherlands where they visit successful agriculturalists and bring those lessons back home to their farms and areas” he said
DFCU Bank was one of the sponsors of the conference held at Serena hotel at the beginning of this week under the theme “De-risking financing and investment in agriculture to promote decent youth employment and inclusive growth”.
The bank was recognised and awarded for consistently being part of the conference and the struggle to improve agricultural financing and economic development