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UCDA labs get ISO 17025:2005 recognition

Uganda Coffee Development Authority’s laboratories have been recognized by Uganda National Bureau of Standards for competency in analysis and testing of coffee. This makes UCDA’s laboratories located at the UMA show ground in Lugogo and Coffee House the first coffee laboratories in Uganda to get recognized against an international standard for laboratory quality management system to ISO 17025:2005. The standard recognition is awarded to laboratories that have demonstrated that their management and technical operations meet the international standard requirements.

UCDA partners with Hoima Diocese to grow coffee

Uganda Coffee Development Authority and the Registered Trustees of Hoima Catholic Diocese have entered a partnership to promote coffee growing in the area. The Registered Trustees of Hoima Diocese is an association established by the diocese as her official socio-economic development arm. It is a non-political body with a mission to express God’s love for mankind by continuing Christ’s work and enabling each person to have life in abundance through programmes that meet the people’s needs.

Government exhorted to support businesses through e-commerce

Front row (left to right): UGACOF's COO Michael Nuwagaba, UCDA's MD Dr Emmanuel Iyamulemye and UNCTAD's Secretary General Dr Mukhisa Kituyi

Ever since Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) signed up on the Uganda Electronic Single Window (UESW) platform last year, 18,000 quality certificates have been registered and complaints from exporters have reduced.

UCDA is one of the government agencies currently implementing the Uganda Electronic Single Window (UeSW) platform, a system introduced by government to leverage technology to allow them submit all required regulatory documents electronically.

Tonny Ocana Bocana is 6th National Cup Taster's Champion

This year’s National Cup Taster’s champion is Tonny Ocana Bocana. Tonny beat 25 other competitors to become the national champ after a gruelling competition.

Uganda Coffee Development Authority holds a National Cup Tasters Championship to select the professional coffee cupper who demonstrates speed, skill, and accuracy in distinguishing the taste differences in specialty coffees. This year the 6th National Cup Tasters Championship was held at Protea Hotel, Kampala on February 8 and 9.

Uganda's national barista shines at Africa Barista Challenge

On 9 February 2018, one week to Africa Barista Challenge at the 16th African Fine Coffee Conference and Exhibition Simon Eidodo was tussling it out with 14 other baristas for the Uganda National Barista Champion title. Before he was announced as the champion Simon exuded calm and confidence. It was almost as if he knew he had bagged the title.

Uganda to Host 16th African Fine Coffee Conference and Exhibition

From February 14th - 16th, 2018 Uganda will host the 16th African Fine Coffee Conference & Exhibition, providing the Uganda coffee industry a unique opportunity to market its coffee to international coffee buyers. The conference is a buyer-oriented event that brings together stakeholders from all over the world to build key trading relationships and discuss issues impacting on production, trading environment and policy interventions necessary to grow the coffee industry worldwide. 
 

UCDA wins at the Jinja Agriculture Show

Uganda Coffee Development Authority came third in the recently concluded Jinja Agricultural Show. The show now in its 25th year attracted hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of show goers for the weeklong event. Each year the organisers of the show – the Uganda National Farmers Federation gives award to the top exhibitors and UCDA emerged third out of a total of 650 exhibitors.

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