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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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Bugisu farmers oppose Coffee bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Coffee farmers in Bugisu sub region have opposed the National Coffee Bill. The bill, which is before parliament, seeks to provide for the registration and licensing coffee farmers across the country. The bill also proposes that land, where the coffee is to be grown, …

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Uganda’s coffee earnings down by 25%

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan coffee dealers are halting exportation of hundreds of tons of coffee to see if the global coffee prices will improve. As a result, Uganda’s coffee earnings dropped by 25% from $46.3m (Shs 169bn) in August to just $34.7m (Shs 125bn) in September 2019. …

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Agriculture Minister tips farmers on coffee production

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Agriculture Minister Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja has encouraged farmers to embrace modern farming practices in order to guarantee improved and increased coffee production. Ssempijja who was yesterday speaking at the celebrations to mark the International Coffee Day held at Ankole Coffee Producers Union offices in …

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Coffee bill offends socio-economic rights-Lawyers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | City lawyers have chipped in on the ongoing discussion of the National Coffee bill 2018, saying it hamper the socio-economic rights of Ugandans once enacted in its current form. The National Coffee bill 2018 seeks among others things to provide for the registration of commercial …

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Controversy over National Coffee Bill

Proposed law alone is not a solution to the challenges facing the coffee industry Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | One of Uganda’s favourite crop, coffee, could soon be heavily regulated as the government takes a step to amend the existing law. The proposed law, National Coffee Bill, 2018, seeks …

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Ugandans in diaspora want National coffee bill withdrawn

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Winnie Kabogoza a coffee farmer at Kasiiso village. She is among farmers who are against licensing of coffee growers A section of Ugandans living in the diaspora want the National Coffee bill 2018 withdrawn saying it will lead to exploitation of the farmers and also …

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Coffee cooperatives welcome registration of farmers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ankole and Kibinge Coffee Cooperative (ACPCU) have welcomed the proposal to register coffee farmers saying it will facilitate extension services and address gaps in production and processing. The members of the cooperative where on Wednesday appearing before the Parliamentary committee on Agriculture which is currently …

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Uganda coffee federation cautions against whipping coffee farmers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The executive director of the Uganda Coffee Federation (UCF) George Byamukama has said whipping Ugandans who are growing coffee is tantamount to imperialism. Byamukama was making reference to the ongoing discussion on the National Coffee bill 2018 which is currently being scrutinized by Parliament’s Agriculture …

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