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We are not against coffee value addition: Buganda MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Buganda Parliamentary Caucus is not opposed to value addition of coffee, but rather wants fair competition that will allow Ugandans to take up the task, the caucus chairperson, Muwanga Kivumbi has revealed. He was making a rejoinder to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s statement …

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MUSEVENI: I am the culprit, come fight me!

Kololo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has said that he is the force behind the agreement between the government and the Uganda Vinci Coffee Company Limited warning that he is ready to fight anybody who tries to stop it. Speaking at Kololo Ceremonial grounds on Sunday as the …

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Gov’t to release Shs30 billion for coffee, tea seedlings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has agreed to release Shs30 billion towards the supply of seedlings to coffee and tea farmers, the Minister of Finance, Matia Kasaija, has said. “We shall release the money to Uganda Coffee Development Authority and National Agricultural Advisory Services as per the budget. I need …

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Coffee consortium seeks to eliminate middlemen

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Coffee farmers and Traders in South Western Uganda have formed a Coffee Investment Consortium to address challenges faced by the sector. The Coffee farmers cite Middlemen and low prices as the major challenges while the traders cite poor post-harvest methods. The coffee investment consortium …

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Coffee farmers run to Parliament over seedlings fiasco

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Coffee farmers want Parliament to direct the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development to allow coffee nursery farmers to supply seedlings to farmers and payments be made later. This was contained in a petition presented to Parliament by Sheema district woman Member of Parliament Rosemary …

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