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Coffee exports down by 100,000 bags in April

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda’s coffee exports were cut down by 117,588 bags in the month of April compared to what was exported in March 2020, a testament of how the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted distribution chains. According to figures by the Uganda Coffee Development Authority, Uganda exported 359,973 …

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Coffee exports not affected by Covid-19 lockdown – UCDA

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda coffee exports are yet to be affected by the coronavirus pandemic after March figures showed growth compared to a year ago. Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) said in a March 2020 report that Uganda coffee exports were 477,561 worth USD45.87M (Shs 171bn). This is higher …

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Rukungiri coffee nursery bed operators protest non payment

Rukungiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 30 Coffee nursery bed operators in Rukungiri district are protesting non-payment of their money. Operators argue that under Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA) guidelines, they were contracted by the government through Operation Wealth Creation and Uganda Coffee Development Authority …

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Masaka farmers unveil new brand of processed coffee

  Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Greater Masaka Coffee Farmers’ Cooperative has ventured into coffee roasting to promoting the indigenous cash crop and improve their incomes. Coffee roasting, encompasses a heat process that turns green coffee beans into fragrant, dark brown beans. After roasting, the crunchy beans are then …

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Coffee export earnings drop

UCDA is hopeful that farmers will reap more in 2020 Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Latest figures indicate that Uganda’s coffee export earnings dropped in 2018/19 season (October-September) but the regulator is optimistic that the industry performance will rebound in 2019/20 season. Coffee, the country’s second largest commodity export …

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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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