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

Doreen Rweihangwe

Director Quality and Regulatory Services

2

Betty Namwagala

Marketing and Promotion Coordinator 

3

Fidel Semahole Bakomeza

Quality Assurance Officer

4

Veronica Najjemba 

Value Addition and Promotion Manager

5 Gordon Katwirenabo

Quality Assurance Manager

6

Brendah Mangeni Kemigisha

Promotion Officer

7

Usher Namiiro

Laboratory Assistant

8

Barbra Fiona Akajorait

Quality Assurance Officer-Eastern Region

9

Juliet Nanyonga

Quality Assurance Officer

10

Naume Komuhangi

Promotion Officer

11

Jacob Batereiregha

Quality Assurance Officer-South Western Region

12

Beatrice Neumbe

Quality Assurance Officer

13

Ronnie Mulindwa

Quality Assurance Officer

14

Florence Nakyanzi

Promotion Officer

15

Judith Engena

Quality Assurance Officer

16

Ann Kakeeto

Quality Assurance Officer

17

Emmy Byarugaba

Laboratory Assistant

18

Peter Bwengye

Quality Assurance Officer

19

Nicholas Agumenaitwe

Quality Assurance Officer

20

Victor Aliwa Chebrot

Laboratory Technician

21

Vicent Matovu

Laboratory Assistant

22

Norman Katongole

MIS Support Assistant

23

Joseph Byamukama

Quality Assurance Officer

24

Justine Eling

Quality Assurance Officer

25

Ignatius Kibaba

Quality Assurance Officer

26

Adolf Bagonza

Quality Assurance Officer

27

Jonathan Abaho

Quality Assurance Officer

28

Diana Rose Ajiambo

Quality Assurance Officer

29

Mercy Hashaka

Quality Assurance Officer

30

Jonathan Mugerwa

Quality Assurance Officer

31

Nason Bisathu

Quality Assurance Officer

32

Willy Baliraine

Quality Assurance Officer

33

Keneth Bigira

Quality Assurance Officer
34

Willy Nelson Kisenyi

Quality Assurance Officer