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Ugandan coffee farmers grapple with climate change effects

Kapchorwa, Uganda | Xinhua | As world leaders and experts meet in Egypt for a UN climate change conference, coffee farmers in eastern Uganda are grappling with the adverse effects of climate change that threaten their livelihood. In the remote Chebonet village within the mountainous district of Kapchorwa, farmers are already …

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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 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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UCDA adopts new ideas to promote coffee sector

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU), aimed at developing and promoting coffee production, marketing and consumption. This is another idea that the UCDA hopes will increase not only production but also earnings through …

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Mwanyi Terimba Limited embarks on buying farmers’ coffee

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kingdom of Buganda has started purchasing coffee from farmers in order to provide a ready market at a good price. Buganda’s State Minister for Local Government Joseph Kawuuki, has written to all the county chiefs informing them of the development and urging them to …

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Farmers in Rwenzori ask gov’t to exclude coffee from PDM

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Coffee farmers in Rwenzori region want the government to exclude coffee from the enterprises to be catered for under the Parish Development Model-PDM program. They argue that PDM is meant to help elevate poor people out of poverty and it’s important to recognize that most …

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Rwenzori coffee farmers to benefit from free fertilizers

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Coffee farmers with stumped coffee trees in Rwenzori region will benefit from free organic fertilizers. Uganda Coffee Development Authority-UCDA launched a campaign to stump out old coffee trees and rehabilitate abandoned coffee gardens across the country to help increase productivity. According to perfectdailygrind.com, stumping is …

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