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Coffee conference to boost Uganda’s targets

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Officials from Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) are optimistic that the discussions and resolutions that will emerge from the 16th African Fine Coffee Conference and exhibition week will support Uganda’s big coffee sector targets. The conference that runs from Feb.14-15, will be held in Kampala …

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Fair trade in coffee

How coffee marketing arrangement is putting more money in farmers pockets, improving quality Kampala, Uganda | ANDREW S. KAGWA | 80-year old widow Anna Kyamulabi grows coffee on her half acre farm in Bulwanyi village, near Kyengera in Wakiso District. She is a Fairtrade producer, although it unclear if she knows …

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Museveni and Bashir speak out on Somalia, South Sudan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Visiting Sudan’s President Omar Al-Bashir and host Yoweri Museveni of Uganda have called upon the international community to support the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) with the resources and requisite capabilities to more effectively assist the current government. In a statement released Monday at …

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Uganda’s surging coffee exports

The country exported highest coffee volumes in 20 years in 2016/17 season Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Uganda’s coffee industry seems to be recovering from low export volumes in the previous years as the newly planted crops start production amidst declining prices on the international market. Latest data from …

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Manafwa NAADS officials jailed

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI |  Three NAADS officials from Manafwa District who caused a payment of 65.3m shs for supply of 100,000 coffee seedlings without following procurement laws, regulations and requirements have been sentenced to 5 years imprisonment each, if they fail to pay a total court fine of …

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COFFEE: ‘Coffee naps’ put to rest

How a cup before a nap helps you power through the day |CHIN MOI CHOW| Caffeine and napping have something in common. Both make you feel alert and can enhance your performance, whether that’s driving, working or studying. But some people are convinced that drinking a coffee before a nap …

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COFFEE: Want to live longer?

Drinking coffee could be your secret elixir, scientist says Here’s another reason to start the day with a cup of coffee: Scientists have found that people who drink coffee appear to live longer. Drinking coffee was associated with a lower risk of death due to heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, …

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