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Finance Minister, AG defend contentious coffee deal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Attorney General Kiwanuka Kiroywa and Finance Minister Matia Kasaija have defended the controversial coffee contract between the Government and the Italian investor that has ruffled feathers since last month. While appearing before the parliamentary committee on Trade, Tourism and Industry chaired by Mbarara city south …

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Katikkiro Mayiga condemns Govt coffee deal with Vinci

Mengo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Katikiro Charles Peter Mayiga of Buganda has condemned the central government’s decision to sign a coffee agreement with Uganda Vinci Coffee Company Limited- UVVCCL, a privately owned firm, to process and export Uganda’s coffee without consulting the key stakeholders. In February this year, Finance …

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Bugisu Cooperative Union sues gov’t over Uganda Vinci Coffee concession

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bugisu Cooperative Union-BCU has unveiled plans to sue the government over the controversial multi-billion coffee concession with Uganda Vinci Coffee Company Limited. This comes almost two weeks after the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Matia Kasaija signed an agreement granting Uganda Vinci Coffee …

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UCDA to introduce new coffee variety in Kitgum, Lamwo

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Coffee Development Authority-UCDA has started the process of introducing a new Coffee Wilt Disease Resistant (CWDR) variety in Kitgum and Lamwo districts, as one of the measures to increase coffee production by farmers. Coffee growing was introduced in Kitgum in 2015. However, very …

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ICO exit has no consequence on Uganda’s coffee trade: Experts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government of Uganda has explained that the decision to stay away from the International Coffee Agreement (ICA) extension was inevitable for the good of the local industry, a position agreed to by some private sector players. The ICA is an instrument for international cooperation …

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Coffee growing still a nightmare for farmers in Kitgum

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Only 24 farmers have embraced coffee growing in Kitgum since the cash crop was introduced in the district in 2015. Beatrice Alela, the Regional Coffee Extension Officer with Uganda Coffee Development Authority, UCDA, attributes the limited interest by farmers in growing the crop to their …

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Endiro Coffee opens new shop at Sipi Falls in Kapchorwa

  Kapchorwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A local beverage firm, Endiro Coffee has partnered Lacam lodge to set up its 11th shop at the Sipi Falls in Kapchorwa District to boost the country’s coffee consumption. Statistics from the Uganda Investment Authority indicates that Uganda is Africa’s largest coffee exporter …

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