dfcu bank Chief Executive Officer Mathias Katamba Tuesday headlined a panel of session at the Kampala Serena Hotel as part of the Annual Bankers Conference running under the them: “Agriculture Financing: Experiences and Perspectives from Financial Institutions.”
Katamba talked about long-term partnerships and the significance these have on the development of the Agricultural sector.
“dfcu Bank has established partnerships to give farmers training and access to resources that will bring about viable, long-term growth,” he said.
“Our alliances extend to the Dutch Embassy which gives dfcu Bank a wealth of experience and knowledge, the kind that is needed to grow Uganda’s agri-business.”
He noted that dfcu Bank has strategically and successfully chartered the agricultural sector in the country to be able to cater to both small holder and commercial farmers’ needs.
“We have taken a step to widen existing gaps in the agriculture value chain by sponsoring farmers on learning excursions to The Netherlands where they visit successful agriculturalists and bring those lessons back home to their ventures.”
He re-echoed the Bank’s commitment to providing access to financing, structured to meet the individual needs of farmers at each stage of their agricultural journey.
Speaking earlier at the Annual Bankers Conference held in Victoria Hall at Serena hotel, dfcu Bank Board Chairman Jimmy D. Mugerwa said the bank was proud to be one of the lead sponsors of this year’s Conference.
He noted that dfcu Bank has dedicated 20% of its lending book to supporting the agricultural sector in Uganda.
This includes equipment suppliers, commercial and holder farmers.