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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Ugandans in diaspora want National coffee bill withdrawn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are against licensing of coffee growers A section of Ugandans living in the diaspora want the National Coffee bill 2018 withdrawn saying it will lead to exploitation of the farmers and also …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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Buganda Kingdom criticizes sections of coffee bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Katikkiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga has criticized a proposal for the registration and licensing of coffee farmers as embedded in the National Coffee Bill currently before parliament. The bill proposes the registration of farmers capturing details of the size of land, the number …

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Coffee research institute opposes proposed registration of farmers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Coffee Research Institute-NaCORI has rejected the proposed registration and licensing of coffee farmers, saying it will disadvantage farmers and cripple the industry. The proposals are contained in the National Coffee bill 2018, which is before parliament. The bill proposes the registration of farmers …

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Registration of coffee farmers will boost sector-UCDA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has said that the proposed registration of coffee farmers will cut off middlemen and also ensure development of the coffee sector in the country. Government through the National Coffee bill 2018 seeks to register and license coffee farmers. The bill also proposes that …

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