Development Directorate

The directorate headed by a Director comprises 2 departments: (i) Extension and (ii) Technology Development. The first is responsible for providing extension services to farmers on Good Agricultural Practices and Agribusiness as well as technical services at the post-harvest level. The second department is responsible for facilitating the dissemination of research results in the field through regional and district officers and transfer of new technologies in order to increase productivity. The following programmes are undertaken.
a) Farmer training and extension liaison
UCDA offers training programmes for nursery managers, farmers and processors through regional and district officers and study tours

b) Coffee Replanting
i. Support coffee replanting to replace the old, diseased coffee trees with new genetically pure and higher yielding varieties by providing clean planting materials through coffee research and community based coffee nurseries.

ii. Introduce commercial coffee production in new and non-traditional areas of Uganda with particular emphasis in Mid-Northern Uganda.

iii. Collaborate with other stakeholders on mobilization, sensitization, technical preparation and follow-up on coffee nursery development, coffee replanting and productivity enhancement.

c) Technical Services
This involves provision of technical services and feedback to the sub-sector players on matters of quality improvement. Activities include inspection, licensing of factories and training for technicians in the processing chain as per The Coffee Regulations, 1994.
d) Coffee Research and Technology Development
The Technology Development department liaises with the National Coffee Research Institute (NaCORI) on specific programmes to mitigate against the effect of the Coffee Wilt Disease, other diseases and pests as well as climatic change.

Staff

1 Apollo T. Kamugisha Ag.Director Development Services
2 Mike Butseya Maliro Technology Development Manager
3 Lutaakome-Ssentamu K. Edward  Regional Manager-Central Region
4 Robert Tumwesigye  Ag. Regional Manager-South Western Region
5 Frederick M. Sewaya Regional Manager-Eastern Region
6 Jimmy Baluku Extension Manager
7 Isaac  Chepkurui           Regional Manager-Northern Region
8 Liza M. Luseesa              Regional Manager-Western Region
9 Alice Nasamba Regional Coffee Technical Officer-Central
10 Andama Otubo Regional Coffee Technical Officer-Northern
11 Mary Sally Kabasa Regional Coffee Technical Officer-Eastern
12 Stephen Barikurungi Regional Coffee Technical Officer-Western
13 Akaya Walakira Regional Coffee Extension Officer
14 Beatrice Alela Regional Coffee Extension Officer
15 Charles Etoma Regional Coffee Extension Officer
16 Charles Nkugwa Regional Coffee Extension Officer
17 Charles Wasswa Regional Coffee Extension Officer
18 Daudi Kabagujuna Kabalega Regional Coffee Extension Officer
19 David Isanga Regional Coffee Extension Officer
20 David Kyomuhendo Regional Coffee Extension Officer
21 David Mubiru Regional  Coffee Extension Officer
22 Deus Mutabatiina Regional Coffee Extension Officer
23 Dick Nuwamanya Regional Coffee Extension Officer
24 Edgar Nabasa Regional Coffee Extension Officer
25 Elizaphani Nkuutu Regional Coffee Extension Officer
26 Ellyson Mwesigye Regional Coffee Extension Officer
27 Emmanuel Tumwizere Regional Coffee Extension Officer
28 Herbert Amolo Regional Coffee Extension Officer
29 Jackson Bagonza Regional Coffee Extension Officer
30 James Magona Regional Coffee Extension Officer
31 James Lapir Obwoya Regional Coffee Extension Officer
32 Janny Winfred Oyella Regional Coffee Extension Officer
33 Joseph Bindu Regional Coffee Extension Officer
34 Joseph Werishe Regional Coffee Extension Officer
35 Joshua Kyagaba Regional Coffee Extension Officer
36 Julius Kambasu Regional Coffee Extension Officer
37 Keneth Twesigomwe Regional Coffee Extension Officer
38 Mathew K. Kwikiriza Regional Coffee Extension Officer
39 Moses Asiimwe Regional Coffee Extension Officer
40 Peter Mwesige Regional Coffee Extension Officer
41 Rauben Keimusya Regional Coffee Extension Officer
42 Richard Kagimu Regional Coffee Extension Officer
43 Robert John Matovu Regional Coffee Extension Officer
44 Robert Museveni Regional Coffee Extension Officer
45 Robert Ssekasala Regional Coffee Extension Officer
46 Robert Ssentamu Regional Coffee Extension Officer
47 Samson Agay Kermundu Regional Coffee Extension Officer
48 Shamim Nassali Administrative Assistant
49 Stephen Baligeya Regional Coffee Extension Officer
50 Tracy Allen Najjuma Regional Coffee Extension Officer
51 Victoria Chemutai Regional Coffee Extension Officer
52 Wickliffe Katulinde Regional Coffee Extension Officer
53 William Pike Ongaba Regional Coffee Extension Officer
54 Yowasi Muhereza Regional Coffee Extension Officer

PARTNERSHIPS

  • Ministries 
  • Departments and Agencies 
  • Private sector 
  • Development partners
  • Regional and int'l institutions
  • Research institutions 

WHAT WE DO

  • Development Services
  • Business Development and Strategy Services
  • Quality and Regulation Services
  • Corporate Services

FOCUS AREAS

  • Agricultural market support
  • Climate action
  • Pests and diseases
  • Women in coffee
  • Sustainable livelihoods

Contact info

Coffee House,
Plot 35 Jinja Road,
P.O.Box 7267,Kampala, Uganda
Tel: (+256)-414-256940 / 312-260470
Fax: +256-414-256994