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Parliament passes National Coffee Bill 2018

Parliament passed the National Coffee Bill 2018 on Wednesday 5 August 2020 with some amendments.

The Bill seeks to repeal and replace the Uganda Coffee Development Authority Act, Cap. 325 enacted 29 years ago, which doesn't meet the current needs and long-term goals of farmers or Government. The current law only covers off-farm activities of marketing and processing, leaving on-farm activities like planting materials, nurseries, harvesting and post harvesting handling outside the scope of the law.

Coffee sector donates coffee, food, vehicles and medical equipment to fight COVID-19

1 May 2020 Kampala, Uganda -- Following the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, H.E. the President instituted a National Taskforce team headed by Rt Hon Prime Minister to oversee all the  donations to be given towards government to boost its efforts of combating COVID19 in the country by donating food and other items towards people made vurnerable due by COVID-19.

UCDA gives back to coffee consumers in social media campaign

Kampala 7 January 2019 -- Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) has handed over gifts to the first winner of its ongoing #LoveUgCoffee campaign.

The winner, Mr. Ivan Winyi Tuesday morning received a hamper that included a pack of roasted Uganda Coffee, a Travel Mug, Key holder among other goodies by UCDA's Corporate Communications Manager, Mrs. Laura Walusimbi.

The handover took place at UCDA's head office at Coffee House.

MARKUP: Clarification on proposal submissions for coffee and cocoa value chain project

The National Authorising Office (NAO) has issued clarifications regarding the full proposal submission for matching grants in the coffee and cocoa value chains development in Uganda. All pre-selected applicants planning to submit a full proposal under the call for proposals of the coffee and cocoa value chains development project should carefully review the objectives of the project. They should also ensure that their responses align to especially the requirement to demonstrate ability to export to the niche markets in the European Union and other ACP countries.

UCDA director tips Busoga farmers on producing quality coffee

The UCDA Director of Quality and Regulatory Services, Mr. Edmund Kananura, has commended coffee farmers in Busoga sub region for the improvement in the quality of coffee now being produced. He also tipped the farmers tips on coffee production. He emphasized that they should only harvest red ripe coffee cherries. In addition, they should dry the coffee on clean surfaces such as tarpaulin sheets. He told the farmers that the authority would soon distribute fertilizers to farmers in farmer groups and cooperatives if they have good agricultural practices.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Draft National Coffee Bill 2018

 THE NATIONAL COFFEE BILL 2018

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The process for the revision of the coffee sub-sector law began in August 2013 when Cabinet approved the National Coffee Policy, 2013. A Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) and consultative meetings were held and Cabinet approved the Principles for the revision of the Coffee Law in 2017.

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

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  • Climate action
  • Pests and diseases
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