Functions of UCDA

The functions of the Authority are:

  • To issue certificates in respect of grade and quantity of coffee.
  • To register in accordance with guidelines issued by the Minister, on the advice of the Board, organizations and bodies applying to market coffee
  • To collect, maintain and disseminate statistical data in respect of all aspects of the coffee industry;
  • To certify all coffee exports;
  • To monitor world market price changes and adjust the indicative price on a day-to-day basis to reflect the changes;
  • To research and make extension arrangements through the Ministry of Agriculture or any other organization established in the country for the purpose;
  • To reconcile coffee sub-sector policies with macro-economic policies of the Government;
  • To main statistical data in respect of all coffee sales;
  • To advise Government on the mechanism of determining the indicative price for the sale of coffee;
  • To liaise with the International Coffee Organization (ICO) and be responsible for the administration of stamps of the organization;
  • To liaise with other international organizations and promote Uganda coffee on the world market;
  • To be responsible for the overall supervision of the coffee sub-sector including related industries and advise
  • Government on coffee sub-sector policies;
  • To organize training for technicians, coffee processors and quality controllers.


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


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


  • 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