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700k Bags of Coffee Exported in August highest in a single month, earn Uganda Shs265bn

Uganda’s Coffee exports in August 2021 amounted to 700,990 60-kilo bags worth US$ 75.09 million (Shs264.7bn).

This comprised 636,458 bags of Robusta valued at US $65.24 million and 64.532 bags of Arabica valued at US$ 9.85 million.

This was an increase of 34.89% and 63.06 % in quantity and value respectively compared to the same month last year.

PRESS RELEASE: FINAL CUPPING SCORES OF THE BEST OF THE PEARL 2021 ROBUSTA CUPPING COMPETITION

3 September 2021, Kampala – The Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA), Uganda Coffee Federation (UCF), and the International Trade Centre (ITC) are pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural “Best of the Pearl” Robusta Coffee Competition in Uganda. The competition run from 24th - 26th August 2021 at the UCDA Coffee Quality Laboratory. It will be an annual competition that will be used to identify high quality producers.

Agriculture State Minister applauds UCDA for developments in sub sector

The Minister of State for Agriculture, Hon. Fred Bwino Kyakulaga has applauded the Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) for the positive developments in the coffee sub sector. The Minister was meeting UCDA’s management team at Coffee House as part of his orientation in his new posting.

“I am excited because I just learned that 85% of export earnings come from Agriculture. Out of that, coffee is the biggest contributor,” Hon. Kyakulaga said. “[Because of that] a trend of decline in the coffee sector [in the 1990s] has been reversed.”

Call for Arabica Coffee Samples for a cross-country Competition

Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) is calling on Specialty Arabica Coffee producers to submit samples of green coffee for a cupping competition scheduled for 16th September 2021.UCDA in partnership with The British High Commission Kampala and The Ugandan High Commission London will host a cross-country coffee competition simultaneously in a London high-end coffee shop and at UCDA’s office at the UMA showground, Lugogo.

Uganda’s Coffee exports in June 2021 amounted to 618,388 60-kilo bags worth US$ 58.56 million, the highest ever in a single month since 1991.

Uganda’s Coffee exports in June 2021 amounted to 618,388 60-kilo bags worth US$ 58.56 million, the highest ever in a single month since 1991.

The UCDA monthly report for June 2021 shows that this comprised 565,449 bags of Robusta valued at US $ 50.25 million and 52,939 bags of Arabica valued at US$ 8.31 million.

This was an increase of 47.04% and 46.63 % in quantity and value respectively compared to the same month last year.

Uganda Readies Self To Cash-in on China’s Booming Coffee Market

Uganda, like many African countries, suffers from an enormous trade deficit with China. Last year, according to UN figures, Uganda exported just $40 million worth of goods to China but imported more than $1.3 billion in return.

The government is taking measures to address the problem by leveraging one of its most valuable exports - coffee.

In a recent interview with The China Africa Project, Dr. Emmanuel Iyamulemye, the Managing Director at Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA), revealed that “Uganda is coming to China in a big way.”

Promoting Women in Coffee

Would you like to volunteer to serve on the Board of the International Women's Coffee Alliance Uganda Chapter? Applications are open. IWCA Uganda Chapter is a member of the global IWCA which focuses on empowering, advancing and connecting women in the coffee value chain.

Ankole Diocese, UCDA partner to promote coffee growing to improve household income and transform communities in western Uganda

Ankole Diocese and Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) launched a partnership to improve household income through coffee growing targeting 46,000 households.

UCDA donated 22,500 coffee wilt disease resistant robusta seedlings to the diocese during the launch of the partnership on March, 9 2021 at Kinoni Archdeaconary in Rwampara district.

The seedlings will cover 50 acres out of the project target of 400 acres and will be planted on church land. The church will also establish demonstration gardens near the churches.

UGACOF, AINEA WIN EU-MARKUP GRANT TO BOOST COFFEE PRODUCTION AND IMPROVE POST HARVEST HANDLING

Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) has welcomed on board two private companies selected to benefit from a matching grant scheme from the European Union – East African Community Market Access Upgrade (EU-EAC MARKUP) programme.

The matching grant scheme under the EU-EAC MARKUP programme targets SMEs from the coffee and cocoa sub sectors for grants that will among others boost production, reduce harvest and post-harvest losses while allowing for increased market access and visibility for the products on the European Union and East African Community markets.

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