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UCDA draws more youth into coffee value chain

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Coffee Development Authority-UCDA is encouraging youths to play an active role in the coffee value chain. The authority started by training youth groups on understanding coffee legislation, coffee garden handling, crop management skills and harvest, post-harvest handling and storage, skills of …

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Uganda Coffee Bill 2018 finally passed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has passed the National Coffee Bill, 2018 that provides for registration of coffee farmers by the Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA). The registration of farmers will entail capturing details of the size of land, number of coffee trees, particulars of a farmer, coffee …

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Coffee exports rebound in May – Report

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Coffee exports went up by 77,606 bags in May 2020 compared to what was exported in April an indicator that the cash crop trade is thriving through the pandemic. In May, Ugandans exported 437,579 bags, up from the 359,973 bags exported in April …

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Coffee exports down by 100,000 bags in April

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda’s coffee exports were cut down by 117,588 bags in the month of April compared to what was exported in March 2020, a testament of how the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted distribution chains. According to figures by the Uganda Coffee Development Authority, Uganda exported 359,973 …

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Coffee exports not affected by Covid-19 lockdown – UCDA

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda coffee exports are yet to be affected by the coronavirus pandemic after March figures showed growth compared to a year ago. Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) said in a March 2020 report that Uganda coffee exports were 477,561 worth USD45.87M (Shs 171bn). This is higher …

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Court orders reinstatement of former UCDA secretary

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court has ordered for the reinstatement of former Uganda Coffee Development Authority-UCDA  Secretary Andrew Kilama Lajul. Kilama in 2019 sued UCDA and its Director Dr Emmanuel Iyamulemye Niyibigira for unlawfully terminating his contract. Kilama alleges that he was in 2014 employed by UCDA …

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Rukungiri coffee nursery bed operators protest non payment

Rukungiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 30 Coffee nursery bed operators in Rukungiri district are protesting non-payment of their money. Operators argue that under Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA) guidelines, they were contracted by the government through Operation Wealth Creation and Uganda Coffee Development Authority …

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