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Africa coffee industry seeks to succeed without foreign influence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | African coffee-producing countries have gathered in Nairobi to chart ways of improving the continent’s coffee sector and cushion it from global shocks. These include the effects of pandemics, trade barriers, and market dynamics like unfair taxes and trade restrictions among others. The first G25 Coffee …

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We have not been consulted on coffee investor deal: UCDA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The controversial agreement between Uganda and a foreign investor to process and export coffee was reached before the industry regulator was consulted, but the body might not oppose the deal, according to its top leadership. The Uganda Coffee Development Authority Managing Director, Dr. Emmanuel Iyamulemye says …

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The coffee deal with UVCC is a bad deal

The `investor’ behind the complicated Lubowa International Specialised Hospital, is the same one behind UVCC COMMENT | ABBEY KIBIRIGE SEMUWEMBA | The legend about coffee is that it was discovered by a goat shepherd when he noticed his goats became so energetic after eating berries from a certain tree. He …

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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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BUSINESS: Low prices ahead for coffee

Rising global exports and inventory levels weaken prices: ICO The International Coffee Organisation’s (ICO) has predicted low prices into the near future for both the global Robusta and Arabica crop. In its latest April report, the ICO notes that growers such as Uganda, Indonesia, Honduras, India and Peru, who  contribute …

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High expectations in coffee sector

Good prices, increasing production excite UCDA A coffee replanting initiative, which started nearly five years ago, is expected to boost the country’s crop volumes starting this year. “We are seeing an increase in the coffee export volumes this year as the crops we started planting more than three years ago …

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