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NARO introduces new Coffee disease resistant varieties

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Agriculture Research Organization-NARO has introduced three coffee varieties that are resistant to diseases and the dry spell. The three varieties are NARO- Kituuza Robusta-NKR8, NKR9 and NKR10 generated in 2017. They were subjected to three years of testing before their launch to …

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Export earnings up by 6% in July

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s export earnings increased both on an annual and monthly basis in July, a new report from the Ministry of Finance shows. The performance of the economy report for August 2019 shows that export earnings grew by 5.9% from 1.1trillion shillings in June 2019 to …

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Uganda’s coffee, maize, beans exports fall

🇺🇬 Export earnings ⬆               2017/18 – 2018/19 Gold 🥇 US$343m – US$1,068m Fish 🐠   US$146m – US$185m Tobacco US$54m  – US$85m Cocoa B  US$58m – US$73m 🇺🇬 Export earnings ⬇                2017/18       2018/19 Coffee☕ US$492m  …

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Controversy over National Coffee Bill

Proposed law alone is not a solution to the challenges facing the coffee industry Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | One of Uganda’s favourite crop, coffee, could soon be heavily regulated as the government takes a step to amend the existing law. The proposed law, National Coffee Bill, 2018, seeks …

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Egyptian firms target Uganda’s coffee industry

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Minister of State for Youth and Children Affairs, Hon. Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi, has met with a team of Egyptian investors who have expressed interest to establish value addition plants for coffee in Uganda. In a meeting held at Radisson Blu hotel in the Egyptian …

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Katikiro warns on proposed coffee law

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Charles Peter Mayiga, the Katikiro of Buganda Kingdom is pessimistic that once passed into law in its current form, the National Coffee Bill 2018 will dampen farmer’s commitment towards reviving coffee production.    Last year, Uganda Coffee Development Authority-UCDA unveiled the National Coffee Bill 2018 …

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Coffee to be supplied through cooperatives- Minister Kyambade

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government is working out modalities to ensure that all the coffee produced in the country is sold through cooperatives. According to the Trade and Industries Minister Amelia Kyambade, the move is aimed at ensuring coffee farmers get fair prices for their produce. Although coffee …

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