• Union calls for Collaboration to Boost Coffee Production in Uganda

    The National Union of Coffee Agribusinesses and Farm Enterprises (NUCAFE) has stated that Government and all stakeholders in the coffee industry in Uganda must collaborate to ensure sustainability in the industry.

    The NUCAFE made this statement through its Executive Director, Mr Joseph Nkandu at the  handover of equipment worth Shs5.7b donated by the Agribusiness Initiative Trust (aBi) and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation in Namanve, Mukono District.
    "We must work together and seek interventions where possible to create business [coffee production] continuity. We must all seek ways through which we can help to grow the coffee sub-sector into a sustainable business," he told farmers who had turned up for a stakeholders training'', Mr. Nkandu said.

    Uganda's  National Coffee Policy, seeks to enhance coffee production, exporting at least 20 million bags by 2020 from the current 4.5 million bags.

    Coffee is one of the most important agricultural commodities and the major foreign exchange earner and accounts for an annual average of 20 per cent of Uganda's total export revenue.