Quality and Regulatory Services Directorate

The directorate headed by a Director has 3 departments: Quality Assurance; Value Addition and Promotion; and Sustainability Coffee. The first one is responsible for quality assurance and enforcing coffee regulations guided by The Coffee Regulations 1994. The second department undertakes initiatives to add value and also promote domestic coffee consumption and branding. The third concentrates on profiling, capacity building of sustainable coffee producers. The directorate undertakes the following activities:

A) QUALITY ASSURANCE DEPARTMENT
i. Regulatory Function
The department is responsible for enforcing coffee regulations at farmer, primary processors, exporters, roasters and café operators. It inspects,analyses and certifies exports.

B) VALUE ADDITION AND PROMOTION DEPARTMENT
i. Promotion of Domestic Coffee Consumption
UCDA trains sector participants in good roasting, brewing practices and machine maintenance. It also ensures standards development and compliance at roast and ground levels. It promotes coffee consumption in local promotions and holds national competitions.

ii. Promotion of washed Robusta through wet processing
UCDA is providing motorized washing stations. It provides training in wet processing and drying techniques. It sets up demonstrations in wet processing techniques.

iii. Promoting the establishment of soluble coffee plants.
UCDA trains roasters in an effort to improve the young roasting industry. UCDA will ensure establishment of a soluble plant initially through apartnership between the private and public sector with the public sector representing the interests of producers.

C) SUSTAINABLE COFFEE DEPARTMENT
i. Robusta & Arabica Coffee Characterization
This is about quality profiling of all coffee types.

ii. Profiling of both Robusta and Arabica Coffee
This entails zoning of the coffee based on the location, altitude, cropping patterns, social interactions, and soil and cup profiles

iii. Training R and Q Graders/trainers
This entails training of graders and trainers in identification specialty/fine /sustainable coffees

iv. Linking sustainable coffee producers to buyers
UCDA works with producers to scale up market linkages with buyers

  Staff

1

Edmund Kananura Kyerere

Quality and Regulatory Services Director

2

Doreen Rweihangwe

Quality Assurance Manager

3

Andrew Ndagije

Administrative Officer

4

Fidel Semahole Bakomeza

Quality Assurance Officer

5

Veronica Najjemba 

Quality Assurance Officer

6

Clare Rwakatogoro

Promotions Officer

7

Usher Namiiro

Laboratory Assistant

8

Barbra Fiona Akajorait

Quality Assurance Officer

9

Juliet Nanyonga

Quality Assurance Officer

10

Naume Komuhangi

Promotion and Training Officer

11

Jacob Batereiregha

Quality Assurance Officer

12

Beatrice Neumbe

Quality Assurance Officer

13

Ronnie Mulindwa

Quality Assurance Officer

14

Samson Mpiira Akankiza

Coffee Sustainability Manager

15

Brendah Mangeni Kemigisha

Quality Assurance Officer

16

Judith Engena

Quality Assurance Officer

17

Ann Kakeeto

Quality Assurance Officer

18

Edidah Kyoshabire

Quality Assurance Officer

19

Emmy Byarugaba

Laboratory Assistant

20

Fredrick Mugerwa

Quality Assurance Officer

21

Gordon Katwirenabo

Quality Assurance Officer

22

Rashid Bwengye

Quality Assurance Officer

23

Raphael David Wafoyo

Quality Assurance Officer

24

Nicholas Agumenaitwe

Quality Assurance Officer

25

Victor Aliwa Chebrot

Laboratory Technician

26

Vicent Matovu

Laboratory Assistant

27

Norman Katongole

Data Clerk

28

Joseph Byamukama

Quality Assurance Officer

29

Justine Eling

Quality Assurance Officer

PARTNERSHIPS

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

WHAT WE DO

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

FOCUS AREAS

  • 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