The Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) is implementing the EU-EAC Market Access Upgrade Programme (MARKUP), financed under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF). The programme aims to assist Uganda to upgrade its coffee and cocoa value chains, with a quality export perspective and with focus on small holders. It supports the private and public sectors and involves research activities.
A record one hundred and fifteen people turned up for the Information Session on the Matching Grant Scheme for the Coffee and Cocoa Value Chains under the EAC MARKUP project. The East African Community (EAC) Market Access Upgrade Programme (MARKUP) is a 4-year initiative funded by the European Union (EU), with co-financing from the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation (BMZ). It covers, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
The Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Hon. Vincent B Ssempijja, has issued new guidelines to nursery operators about production and distribution of elite Robusta coffee seedlings.
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.
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.
Kampala, Uganda, 2 July 2018 – Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) and Uganda Development Bank Ltd (UDBL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to accelerate production and export of Uganda coffee.
Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) in conjunction with the Embassy of Uganda in Moscow is showcasing coffee at the Coffee and Tea Expo. UCDA is one of the major exhibitors at the three day expo which began on March 15 and ends on March 17.
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.
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.
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.
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