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The Editorial Team

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Editorial Team
Editor in Chief:
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Executive Director - UCF

Angella Mary Nansamba Ryan Abby Mulumba Associate Editors:


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Inside this Issue:

22 28
THE END INTERNATIONAL
OF AN ERA:
Ngabirano
COFFEE
Leaves DAY
UCDA.

46
RECORD TURN
UP AT UGANDA COFFEE AS
COFFEE A FAMILY
FOOTBALL CUP BUSINESS:
TOURNAMENT GOOD FOR MEN,
WOMEN, YOUTH

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AND THE NATION

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LOCAL COFFEE
THE URGENT
CONSUMPTION
CALL FOR A
TRENDS: A
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MARKETING
COFFEE FUND
PERSPECTIVE.
FOR UGANDA

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Inside this Issue:

Word from the President-UCF, Mukasa Luzinda Fred 10


A word from the Managing Director of Uganda Coffee Development
14
Authority, Dr. Emmanuel Iyamulemye Niyibigira
Word from the Executive Director - Uganda Coffee Federation, Betty
16
Namwagala
The end of an era: Ngabirano Leaves UCDA 20
International Coffee Day 26
Uganda Coffee Federation estimates that over 20% of Uganda’s
population directly earn all or a large part of their cash income from 38
coffee!
We all benefit from growing coffee as a family business 44
Local Coffee Consumption Trends: A Marketing Perspective 46
Record turn up at Uganda Coffee Football Cup Tournament 50
The urgent call for a National Coffee Fund for Uganda 56
The coffee year 2015/16 in the eyes of exporter 58
Dispatches from the coffee farms in Ankole. 62
Vision 2020 in the eyes of Fausta Mukundane 64
UCF Membership 2016/2017 66
Statistics 68
Poetry 83
Cafes in Kampala 86
Advertisers Index 87
Coffee fun 88

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Word from the President-UCF


MUKASA LUZINDA FRED
areas of Masaka and Western
To all coffee Uganda, currently the biggest
lovers and producers of coffee, were
hardest hit. This impacted the
members, I greet coffee at flowering stage (i.e.
you all and wish abortion of flowers); at the
filling of the berries stage (i.e.,
you a prosperous poor filling); and has therefore
2016-17 coffee negatively impacted coffee
yield in general.
year.
The higher percentage of

E
Uganda Coffee is produced
arly this year, the by the smallholder farmers.
Government of Sudan Without the vagaries of
slapped us with climate, smallholder farmers least survival rate was South
stringent export coffee are already vulnerable Western Uganda at 38%.
standards that left many due to a lack of working
capital, declining soil fertility, The good performance in
exporters in dilemma.
and increasing pests and the Northern Uganda was
Sudan is the single export
diseases among others. attributed to the fact that
destination for Uganda coffee.
Climate change only adds to the coffee enterprise is
Majority of the exporters
the pressure a smallholder relatively new in the region
especially the local ones have
farmer already feels. and therefore there was much
found this destination very
enthusiasm exhibited with
friendly in terms of proximity,
We appreciate the the good to good agronomic
payment terms and the
government’s effort to practices especially
presence of the agents at the
support farmers with the mulching and shades,
source. This greatly affected
clean planting materials that organisation of farmers
the export volumes to Sudan
could enable the Government into farmer groups and the
from 24.24% of the volume in
achieve its vision of 20 adequate preparedness.
December 2015 to as low as
million bags by 2020 but this Unpredictable rain patterns
0.89% in March 2016.
support is not enough. In the and prolonged dry spells
The private sector engaged 2016 report on assessment featured in the challenges
the Government of Uganda of the survival rate of the faced by farmers. Going
which later negotiated with coffee seedlings planted forward, the Government
the Sudan Government and in September - November needs to seriously consider
a grace period of 2 years 2015 and March - May 2016 irrigation because much as
were granted until June seasons where Northern the weather experts are telling
2018 before the necessary Uganda registered the us that we are receiving the
measures are set up to carry highest survival rate at 59%, same amount of rainfall, its
out the necessary tests. followed by Central Uganda distribution is too erratic.
at 45%; the Eastern and In addition to this, coffee
This year has seen prolonged Western Uganda were at seedling distribution needs to
dry spells in most of the 42% and the area with the move from supply driven to
coffee growing areas. The

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demand driven. Probably once we achieve this this,


we shall be able to achieve the Coffee vision 2020. We appreciate
the government
On the marketing side, the coffee exporters continue
to invest in the latest technologies that can absorb effort to support
all the 20Million bags. Global coffee consumption farmers with the
continues to increase. According to the ICO January clean planting
2017 statistics, coffee consumption increased from materials that
151,822 (60-kg) bags to 155,713bags.
could enable
On a sad note, let me send my berated condolences the Government
to the global coffee fraternity for the loss of the achieve its vision
Executive Director, Mr. Robério Oliveira Silva who
passed away on 30 December 2016. May his soul
of 20Million bags
rest in eternal peace! by 2020 but this
support is not
It is, therefore, my great pleasure to present to you
the third edition of the Uganda Coffee Yearbook, and
enough.
I wish you good reading.

Fred Luzinda-Mukasa,
President,
Uganda Coffee Federation.

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I
would like to take this
opportunity to congratulate
the stakeholders in
the coffee industry upon
successful completion of the
2015/16 coffee season. Let
me also thank UCF members
for the warm welcome and
support when I joined UCDA
at the end of the Coffee Year.
The year had a number of
challenges arising mainly
from the long dry spells that
partly contributed to low
survival rate of the coffee
seedlings planted in the
September-November 2015
and March-May 2016 seasons
and the output for the year. A
total of 3.315 million 60-kilo
bags of coffee were exported
compared to 3.455 million
bags the previous year. This
represents a 4.06% drop in
export volume. On the other
hand, the value of coffee
exports dropped by 20% from
US$ 410 million in the CY
2014/15 to US$ 327 million in
the CY 2015/16.
In August 2015, His
Excellency, the President
of the Republic of Uganda,
issued a directive to increase
production from the current
A Word from the 4 million 60-kg bags to 20
million 60-kg bags by 2020.
Managing Director This strategy is in sync with
the National Development
of Uganda Coffee Plan II which aims to move
the country to a lower middle
Development Authority income status by the year
2020.

DR. EMMANUEL
During the year, the principles
for the revision of the coffee
statute was approved by the

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the Ministry of Agriculture,
Animal Industry & Fisheries

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are approved by Cabinet, the

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drafting of the national Coffee sub-county level will use achievements since inception
Bill will commence. The smart phones and gadgets by compiling information
draft Coffee Bill should be of to register key details of from historical records and
interest to coffee stakeholders the farmers including their archives and interviews of
as it aims to implement the location, acreage and number key stakeholders in the coffee
objectives of the National and age of coffee trees. I subsector and beyond. I invite
Coffee Policy of 2013 and call upon you to fully support you to participate in these
promote the development of and participate in this critical activities as they will provide
the coffee subsector. activity which aims to collect an opportunity to increase
In the last year, UCDA accurate data that will assist visibility of the achievements
implemented a demand- in planning of interventions in of key stakeholders in the
driven approach in seedlings the coffee sub sector. coffee industry in the last 25
distribution and plantings The preparations for the years.
in order to elicit farmers’ commemoration of UCDA’s Finally, I thank UCF members
interest and responsibility. In 25 years of existence are for the immense contribution
addition, the Authority initiated underway. For posterity’s sake to the development of the
a process of registering all UCDA is documenting its coffee industry. This gives me
coffee farmers in the country. great confidence that together
The exercise, which is still In we will attain the high targets
on-going, is expected to set under the coffee strategy.
roll out to the rest of the August 2015, I look forward to our
country later this month. His Excellency, the continued engagement
Youth deployed at President of the Republic in the coming year.
of Uganda, issued a directive
to increase production from the
current 4 million 60-kg bags to
20 million 60-kg bags by 2020.
This strategy is in sync with the
National Development Plan
II which aims to move the
country to a lower middle
income status by the
year 2020.

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Word from the Executive Director


- Uganda Coffee Federation
BETTY NAMWAGALA
M
any times I come
across individuals
either Corporates or
business men who want to
venture into coffee especially
at production level. Just like
them, we share the same
story about the passion for
Coffee. Many Corporates
have acquired large chunks
of land in the country side
which remain idle and now
that Government is promoting
coffee production they feel
that they can venture into
that enterprise. Here coffee
production is not a way of
life and to a lesser extent a
development activity.
Although Government has
come up with a Coffee Vision
of 20 Million bags by 2020
(Vision 2020) it will not create
transformation; it can only
enable it by making more
room for businesses and
individuals to intervene by
putting the right policies
In my position I have to promote and regulations in place, by
coffee at all times and at all creating strong institutions,
levels and at no time have I ever and building sufficient

discouraged anybody from venturing infrastructure.

into the sub-sector. Coffee farming Transformation of the coffee


sector has to be led by the
is a business and the more we treat private sector. This includes
it as a business, as a way to create venturing into Coffee Nursery,
wealth, the more it will promote coffee farming, coffee trading
development and improve people’s (aggregators/ middlemen)
processing, exporting and
lives. One way to treat it like a roasting. The coffee nursery
business is to get the private sector stage is already saturated in
more involved in it. many districts this is because

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this is the easiest stage coffee enterprise, and water for production. Think
though its sustainability is therefore are better off doing holistically about infrastructure
questionable as Government other enterprises, the fact investments, so that they form
priorities can change anytime. remains that most of them are a core of a strategy to link
Currently the government individuals who grow coffee smallholders to the rapidly
supplies the farmers with the passively and then expect growing formal economy.
coffee seedlings and these big returns. Coffee like any And the Corporates and
are majorly the small holder other ventures need attention other individuals who want to
farmers but the survival rates for instance who would not venture in coffee production,
are below the 50% and this tend to his cow when it falls you have the land and we are
could trigger reconsideration sick or look for water and willing to welcome you with
of the policy. The processors grass during the dry season, open hands but you need to
and exporters have mastered if the same care was given know that coffee is not just a
their art and attest that even to coffee it would also give hobby but a business where
if the country produced more the required returns on you can reap big if you invest
than 20million bags there investment. strategically.
will be sufficient capacity What we ask of Government is It is evident that there is
to absorb and market it so to make fertilisers affordable an inherent value in coffee
the challenge falls back at enough for small holder production, and at the same
production level. farmers, and train them in time it can be profitable but
While some farmers may making good organic manure, what we need is to unlock
have a negative perception maintaining good agriculture it so that we can realize the
about the profitability of practices, promote shade Government Vision 2020.
trees and collecting run-off

Transformation of the coffee sector has to be led


by the private sector. This includes venturing into
Coffee Nursery, coffee farming, coffee trading
(aggregators/ middlemen) processing, exporting
and roasting.

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Increasing
Productivity &
Household Income
Another coffee year 2015/16 has gone-by. We at Ugacof
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of Ugandan Coffee! We do this with the support of the most
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The foregone year turned out to be challenging in respect to
the decline in the estimated volumes due to climate change
phenomenon among other factors.

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Despite this slowdown in volumes, our farmers remained Ugacof officially salutes the now former
resolute in the face of this eminent danger. For us as a managing director of Uganda Coffee
business, we’re equally concerned about the dangers Development Authority Mr. Henry
posed by the climate change in as far as sustainability of our Ngabirano, a coffee man that played a
sector is concerned. Owing to the above, as a company we pivotal role in the sector. Presided over
scaled up our investment and direct support to farmers in the stability of the business with keen
order to adapt to this new phenomenal where we managed interest to assist in every possible way
to distribute amounts shade trees ,high quality seedlings, all challenges that affected individual
in-puts, and continue prominent presence of extension players and the sector at large. We
services in the coffee growing areas of Uganda. are proud of his service and wish him
a rich retirement. Similarly, we wish to
We also ventured into new markets for Ugandan coffee.And
welcome the new Director, Dr. Emmanuel
our global strategy has prioritized marketing of Uganda as
Iyamulemye and promise our full support.
an origin of superior Coffees in Africa. To this end, this has
attracted more attention for the origin. All indicators are pointing to a new Good
coffee year-2016/17 where we expect
Ugacof credits Government of Uganda’s increased
increased volumes with improved
Interest, support and funding of the coffee sector. We are
quality for both Arabica and Robusta.
part and parcel of the initiatives to scale up production
Our commitment to the Sector remains
and productivity in order to realize the set vision of 20m
solid. And we wish all Sector players a
bags by 2020. As private sector players we think this is a
profitable new coffee year.
realistic target ,and is achievable if we work together on
consolidating all efforts aimed at increasing production
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THE END OF AN ERA:


Ngabirano Leaves
UCDA In his last media interviews, Mr.
Ngabirano said his profound
memories will, for a long time,
mainly hold onto the resilience
that farmers have shown
during “hard times when coffee
prices were quite low and the
devastation of the coffee by
wilt disease was high”.

was high”.
For years, Uganda has been
Africa’s largest exporter of
the crop and is only rivalled
by Ethiopia, which produces
more in terms of quantity but
exports less. 
Unlike Uganda, much of
Ethiopia’s coffee is consumed
within the country, which
could explain the production
verses export situation.
October 2016, wasn’t like any other month; it Uganda’s coffee industry,
was a month that folded Mr. Henry Ngabirano’s according to Mr. Ngabirano,
long term in public service. A term spanning has remained on the top even
more than 25 years. Before joining Uganda amid devastating diseases
Coffee Development Authority (UCDA), he such as wilt, which has
worked as a quality manager for 10 years at had a negative impact on
production trends. 
the defunct Coffee Marketing Board. For years, Production has increased
Mr. Ngabirano has been Uganda’s main stay from two million bags in 2005
in the coffee industry and could be one of the to 4.1 million bags in 2015.
country’s best coffee experts. Price instability has also had
a knock effect on the industry

H
e oversaw the coffee with the worst being between
US, Europe and Asia.
policy reforms that 2002 and 2004. During the
liberalised the industry Memories period, prices fell to $500
before superintending over In his last media interviews, (Shs1.6m) per tonne.
the full privatisation and Mr. Ngabirano said his
The industry has adopted the
centralisation of the coffee profound memories will, for
use of modern technology
industry in the early 90s.  a long time, mainly hold onto
such as tissue culture in
However, beyond Uganda, he the resilience that farmers
the generation of coffee
has travelled across the globe have shown during “hard
planting material. This has
and served as a delegate times when coffee prices were
been implemented through
on most inter-governmental quite low and the devastation
encouraging the private
coffee organisations in Africa, of the coffee by wilt disease
sector that now have three

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fully established laboratories.  level has been diseases and “One big lesson for me was,
“We now have a fully-fledged pests that come as outbreaks if you humble yourself you
coffee research institute emanating from unfavorable will be appreciated and get
unlike several years ago and unpredictable weather things done. In institutions
when coffee research was systems. like UCDA, you come across
amalgamated with other all elements of behaviour
“Low productivity, price
crops,” Mr. Ngabirano says, in society including those
volatility and unequal
highlighting that the tissue that don’t do the right things
distribution of revenue
culture lab at the research unknowingly or deliberately,”
generated from coffee are
institute in Kituuza is being he notes.
huge issues for us as well
upgraded to the highest
as other coffee producing He says his lesson has been
international standard.
countries,” he shared. that in whatever case, you
This, he said, has allowed have to stand up for the truth
The other challenge has
commercialisation of coffee to even if it is hurting. That way
been the sustainability of a
deepen as well as attract the one should be able to stay
coffee grower who continues
elite into coffee farming.  upright. Being humble and
to be uncertain in view of the
Because of this, now having respect for everyone
emerging issues in market
Ugandan coffee is occupying including those, he even did
demands, which seem to
shelf space in the US, Europe not agree with seemed to
always add costs for the
and Far East as a single work for him. This, he says, is
farmer. In case of Uganda,
origin. Mr. Ngabirano leaves another great lesson he will
also inadequate extension
happy to note that Uganda live to cherish.
services and absence of
was selected as a global
favourable financing continue Appeal 
Centre of Robusta Excellence
to limit growth of the coffee Mr. Ngabirano says he is not
for quality and processing
industry. retiring from coffee. “I am
systems and standards.
UCDA status only changing from public to
“I should also include private service and I am sure
Mr. Ngabirano is contented
development of a coffee it will be quite enjoyable.”
that as he retires he leaves
drinking culture, by promoting
UCDA in a position he wanted He appeals to the media in
micro roasting, café lifestyle
it to be - a great authority. all forms to popularise coffee
and espresso based
“UCDA provides an growing and drinking. In
beverages like cappuccinos,
opportunity to meet amazing addition, asks Ugandans to
latte and many others we see
people both in the country drink more coffee because
being crafted by young and
and abroad. It is a place I there are great health benefits
highly professional baristas,”
will always cherish. I gained in one drinking three to five
he says.
considerable knowledge cups every day.
According to Mr. Ngabirano, about coffee and many other
What others say about his
government appreciates cultures,” he remembers. 
legacy at UCDA
the potential for coffee to He is happy to have made
transform the rural incomes incredible contacts and Mr. Gideon Badagawa, the
and it is not surprising to see friends that will forever impact executive director Private
coffee being a major player in his life as he describes Sector Foundation Uganda,
the Operation Wealth Creation his teammates incredibly says: “I have known Henry
programme for lifting Uganda supportive; and the coffee Ngabirano for the last 15
into a middle-income country drink affectionately addictive. years. I was privileged to
by 2020. Because of this, work with him on different
Lessons 
government has increased projects with the World Bank.
He shares that the lesson
funding for coffee. He has been instrumental in
he is going away with is
developing coffee strategies
Challenges that authority and power are
and regulation of standards.
According to him, the biggest meaningless without respect
He has played his part and
challenge at production for people. 
he is a highly technical

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I have known Henry


Ngabirano for the last 15
years. I was privileged
to work with him on
different projects with the
World Bank. He has been
person which gives a challenge to instrumental in developing
whoever is stepping in his shoes coffee strategies and
regulation of standards. He
to learn lessons from him.” has played his part and he
is a highly technical person
Robert Waggwa Nsibirwa-Group
which gives a challenge to
President & CEO of Africa whoever is stepping in his
Coffee Academy shoes to learn lessons from
Mr. Gideon Badagawa him.
“Henry defended and supported ED- Private Sector
the coffee industry liberalization Foundation Uganda

paradigm and allowed the private


sector to innovate and thrive. I am
sure his hands off and ears and Henry defended and
eyes on approach is responsible supported the coffee
industry liberalization
to a great extent the growth of
paradigm and allowed the
sector this despite the harsh time private sector to innovate
the industry has experienced”   and thrive. I am sure his
hands off and ears and eyes
James Rogers Kizito-Mayanja- on approach is responsible
Market Information and to a great extent the growth
Intelligence Manager of sector this despite the
harsh time the industry has
“Having worked with Mr. experienced
Ngabirano for over 20 years, I
Robert Waggwa Nsibirwa
found him to be very analytic, a Group President & CEO of Africa
fast thinker and always wanted Coffee Academy
to engage you professionally. 
He always used the ‘what if...’ to
stimulate you to think critically. 
He was well grounded in quality
and marketing issues and
therefore not easy to get him off- “Having worked with Mr.
Ngabirano for over 20 years,
guard as he monitored the global I found him to be very
market quite well.  analytic, a fast thinker and
What is so interesting about Mr. always wanted to engage
Ngabirano is that, for all the years you professionally.  He
always used the ‘what if...’
I have been with him, I had never to stimulate you to think
seen him dozing in a meeting! I critically. 
would go on and on....”
James Rogers Kizito-Mayanja
Market Information and Intelligence
Manager

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UGANDA LIMITED
Coffee Buyers & Exporters Coffee Buyers & Exporters

Plot 278/279, Ntinda Industrial Area. P.O.Box 35021, Kampala - Uganda. Tel: +256 (0) 2014 000 500. www.ldcom.com

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at a glance

T
he Louis Dreyfus
Company Coffee
Platform has a
presence in all major
Arabica and Robusta
producing countries,
and strong supply chain
management capabilities
from the farm gate to the
end customer’s roasting
facility.

We manage key
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producing countries
in Central and South
America, Africa and Asia
to the primarybconsumer
markets in US, EU and
Japan. We are also well
placed to capture growth
flows to emerging and
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where coffee consumption
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By continuing to expand
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Equally, we are addressing


the rising demand for
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and meeting the rapidly
growing need for
traceable and sustainable
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the UCF vision.

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International
Coffee Day
“Underscoring
Stakeholder Roles in
Achieving Uganda’s
Coffee Vision 2020”

In 2015, the
Government revised
its earlier targets of
planting 300 million
coffee trees and
reaching export of at
least 4.5 million bags
by 2018 to producing
20 million 60-kg bags
of coffee by 2020 and
thus the Vision 2020.

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The 2nd Mityana, Wakiso and Masaka producing 20 million 60-kg


there was indeed evidence of bags of coffee by 2020 and
International coffee a strong coffee festival. Strong thus the Vision 2020. Uganda
day celebrations aroma of freshly brewed Coffee Development Authority
took place on 6th coffees by Uganda Coffee
Development Authority, Star
(UCDA) in collaboration with
Operation Wealth Creation
October 2016 Cafe and Big Gorilla. (OWC), Local Governments
at St Lawrence The day’s programme (LGs), Prime Minister’s
Delivery Unit (PMDU) and
High School, in started off with powerful
the Private Sector are
performances by a drama
Wakiso District group named ‘Spirit of Africa” spearheading this drive.
on the outskirts the youthful men and women A stakeholder’s consultation
shook their bodies to the took place to explore
of Kampala city amazement of participants opportunities for scaling up
under the theme: as if possessed by the spirit national coffee output. The
“Underscoring of that legendary goat that target from 3 to 20 million 60-
tasted the first coffee berry in kg bags by 2020 (Understand
Stakeholder Roles in Ethiopia. the issues around the
Achieving Uganda’s The theme of this day was coffee output, scale up and
Coffee Vision 2020” pinned on the fact that appreciate the associated
resource quantum and mix
over the past years, the
Government of Uganda has for the scale up) and also
maintained the momentum of familiarize the stakeholders
improving the incomes and with the Big Fast Results
livelihood of the people of Methodology as a way of
Uganda through a number of achieving the goals.
initiatives. With this in mind coffee
In the agricultural sector, enthusiasts from a broad
the Government adopted spectrum honored the
the Commodity Approach invitation and converged as St
that prioritized coffee as one Lawrence each armed to offer
of the cash crops whose ideas how fast, better and
production and productivity realistically Uganda could
is to enhance. In 2015, the walk the talk.
Government revised its According to Ms. Betty
earlier targets of planting Namwagala of UCF, the
300 million coffee trees and choice of the venue was
reaching export of at least another brilliant angle to look
4.5 million bags by 2018 to at success of this event. The

T
he morning was bright
with clear skies as if
to signal how the rest
of the celebrations would
go. Service providers and
exhibitors were the first ones
at the venue by dawn, setting
up tents and designating
spots of the day’s activities.
By 9 am as the invited guests
started to trickle in one by
one, others in groups like the
farmers of Ankole, Luwero,

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choice of St Lawrence School University expressed a deep the first time revealed that
that is a Centre of young sense of honour bestowed on after 15 years as a parliament
people as future custodians the institution by the coffee he opted to retire willingly
of the vision was important sector to play host for such an and concentrate on coffee
to introduce young people important function promising growing. He now boasts of
to coffee. They were able to to walk the talk of increasing 30 acres of coffee, adding
be part of the conversation, production by pledging to that if 100 people in Uganda
interact with stakeholders and open up coffee gardens at his dedicated 100 acres to coffee
got information to inspire them campuses with the support of growing it would result into
as future farmers, traders and UCF. an additional 4m bags to the
consumers of this crop. Hon Mathias Kasamba, the current production.
As if they were reading from former chairman of Coffee Other speakers like Mr.
the same narrative, when his Platform in parliament that Bukumhe, the UCDA board
turn came to welcome guests lobbied for increase in the chair, Mr. Iyamulemye
at his home, Prof Lawrence funding of Uganda coffee Emmanuel, the new Managing
Mukiibi, the proprietor of development Authority for director of UCDA, and Mr.
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Fred Lusinda chair board of of St. Lawrence who government with seedlings by
UCF all underscored walking demonstrated a high sense directing UCDA to embark on
the talk by all stakeholders of precision and fitness prompt payment describing
of the vision is to come to attracting the attention of the delay as just a “weak
fruition. minister who remarked, “The excuse.”
When their chance came, Mr. piece of presentation makes He spoke about organized
Mpungu and Mr. Mabingo, 2 you forget that this is a girls farmer sub-sector revealing
farmers from Mityana district only campus because they that he was in touch with the
they highlighted climatic do everything that would minister of local government
change, low prices and need otherwise be done by boys” on directing his officers to
for farm inputs as game In his capacity as a minister promote farmer groups.
changers for them and their of Agriculture, Hon Vincent He gave the examples of
fellow farmers to deliver on Ssempijja started by Kibinge Cooperative in
the vision. responding to concerns of Masaka, and Ankole Coffee
Guests were treated to late payments of nursery Producers cooperative Union
breathtaking acrobatics operators that supply in Bushenyi as inspiring
presentation by the students groups that demonstrate

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that once organized, farmers Uganda’s coffee sector. union, UTZ, Ugacof Ltd,
can realise for better price, At the end of this 2nd Kyagalangyi Coffee, Great
advocacy for better extension international coffee day Lakes, Ibero, Savanah
services, an organized way of celebration, it was clear that the commodities, Bulamu coffee
accessing high quality inputs private sector was at the same Ltd, IDEAL commodities,
sourced from direct genuine wave length as government in BESMARK, Spedag
suppliers and above all a committing towards achieving Interfreight, Platinum
better voice to negotiate for the vision of 20 m (60kgs) bags commodities, AIM Coffee,
enhanced prices. by the year 2020. Since the The EDGE commodities,
The Prime minister of coffee day, the clock is turning, Ankole Coffee Processors,
Uganda, Rt Hon Dr. Ruhakana and it remains just a matter of ETG, BRAZAFRIC , and
Rugunda who was supposed time to see how much progress UCDA.
to be the chief guest, in a the sector will show to the In addition, exhibitors from
speech read for him by the world. BRAZAFRIC, LATICIA,
Minister of Agriculture decried UCF credits the partners IWCA, NUCAFE.
Uganda’s low production of that sponsored this event Until next year.
coffee as opposed to the in no particular order; St. (Compiled by UCF team)
country’s potential amidst Lawrence schools, Ankole
increasing global demand of Coffee Producers cooperative
coffee.
“Coffee is a backbone of
Uganda’s economy and as
government we are committed
to ensuring that we increase
our production and productive
which will directly lead to
income generation at house
leading to social economic
transformation” an extract
from his speech. He also
recognized the role of private
sector and development
partners for the technical
and financial investment in

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Photo
Gallery: Of
our events
thoughout
the year!

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Uganda
Coffee
Federation
estimates
that over
20% of
Uganda’s
population
directly
earn all
or a large
part of
their cash
T
he theme of today’s stakeholders along the coffee
income from event is “Underscoring value chain are tuned on –

coffee! Stakeholders in
Achieving Uganda’s Vision
and collectively taking action
in a mutual, fair and robust
2020”. This theme is in manner. As you are aware,
large measure a step to the coffee bean is and has
operationalisation of President for many years been the most
On Thursday, October Yoweri K. Museveni vision valuable commodity on a
6, 2016, Morrison and directive. For the coffee global scale only second to
sector, The President was oil. It will continue to be so
Rwakakamba, the
very clear and itemised this for a while and Uganda has
Chief Executive Vision to real targets in a the potential, pedigree and
Officer of the Agency directive to Cabinet members bandwidth to take leadership
for Transformation, a responsible for this sector; at production level, value
think tank in Kampala, Uganda will plant 900 million addition and retention level,
made a presentation coffee trees, expanding coffee jobs level, foreign
before the members production and exports from exchange earnings level-
current four million bags to and other vertically and
of the Uganda
20 million 60-kg bags by horizontally integrated levels.
Coffee Federation to 2020. Therefore friends, We cannot slip up.
commemorate the the game is on and it is I will today not focus on
International Day for #KisanjaHakunaMchezo. I technical and scientific
Coffee held at the St. want to believe that indeed aspects of coffee, numbers
Lawrence School, the medium term target shall and figures of export and
Horizon Campus, be to export 20 million bags foreign exchange earnings
of valued added/ processed etc.! We have scientists,
Wakiso, Uganda. Below
coffee. policy makers, technocrats
is the edited version of
You see, all this cannot and practitioners in the
his presentation. happen unless all audience. I will save that for

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them. I will try to navigate the and visibly living better lives, their use and threw them into
coffee stories. for example, sending their a fire, from which an enticing
My coffee story children to good schools. aroma billowed. The roasted
Indeed mostly the truth that beans were quickly raked
From my childhood, I
for millions of Ugandans from the embers, ground up,
instinctively loved farming
directly and indirectly, coffee and dissolved in hot water,
- and observing shoots of
paid and continues to cater yielding the world’s first cup of
crops taller and bigger from
for their school fees and still coffee.
previous day and berries
sustain their livelihoods today. This legend is timeless and
of coffee turn from green to
red in span of time - really In fact, Uganda Coffee has romanticized Ethiopian
fascinated me. You know, Federation estimates that over Coffee around the world.
seeing things grow, in a way 20% of Uganda’s population Ethiopia is regarded as origin
signified meaning of life in directly earn all or a large coffee – yet this is a shared
real terms. One could see the part of their cash income from heritage and Uganda is at the
hand of God at play – really coffee. When I put a full stop center of it. Perhaps, this is an
magical stuff at that time. on final university exams in important pointer for Uganda
I had not interacted with 2002- I headed home and to be vigilant and tell its story.
science and forces of cosmos planted my first coffee tree. We must tell our coffee story.
responsible for conditions I have since never looked Collectively and individually;
that facilitate natural shifts, back. what are your coffee stories?
weather partners etc.– but like The coffee story that we all For urbanites here today, I
I truly believed at the time, have a responsibility to tell for instance know that you
it is all action and story of have had romantic dates over
In the Seventh Century,
God and his supremacy over coffee – but also negotiated
in Abyssinia (present day
nature and livelihoods. and sealed business and
Ethiopia), it is believed that
Later in the 1980’s, while professional deals in porches
a goat herder named Kaldi
growing up in a farmers’ and terraces of our expanding
discovered the coffee plant.
household, I saw coffee cafes/coffee houses in our
Kaldi, noticing that when his
farming as a central pathway cities – from Gulu to Kisoro.
flock nibbled on the bright
get people out of poverty. As for farmers who tend
red berries of a certain bush
For example, our neighbours to this phenomenal crop,
they became more energetic
like the family of Kamuhanda, your stories of success and
(jumping goats), he chewed
Makara etc. of Nyeibingo challenges must be so many.
on the fruit himself. His
village, Rukungiri who had As a coffee farmer myself,
exhilaration prompted him to
more coffee were averagely I have lived and breathed
bring the berries to an Islamic
them.
monk in a nearby monastery,
but the monk disapproved of

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Just like Ethiopia, Uganda is should package and widely their previous level. Prices
also original home of coffee. share. recovered briefly following
Just like river Nile, Uganda The story of coffee in the frost, which in June
shares this heritage with Uganda’s economy 1994 destroyed much of the
Ethiopia. When you meet Brazilian crop for that and
Coffee has stood the test
Ethiopians, they will tell you the following year. Ugandan
of time. You know, by
Source of Nile is in their production increased in
1914, European and Asian
Country – We also tell them response to the higher prices,
farmers had established 135
Uganda is the source of with exports reaching 4 million
plantations, occupying 58,000
the longest river on earth – bags in 1995-96 and 1996-97.
acres of land, but the crop
The Nile. The fierce debate Since then we have not been
was abandoned when prices
sometimes goes on and able to meaningfully expand
fell in the 1920s. It was left
on. But truth is we share productivity. Now the target
to Ugandan smallholders to
this heritage at both Jinja in has been set at the highest
continue the farming of coffee,
Uganda and Dambiya (Lake level of government. The
though at first the acreage
Tana) in Ethiopia. This is potential to top the world is
was insignificant. By 1931,
the same with Coffee both before us- and I know, it will
only 17,000 acres were under
in those historic highland of happen in 2020. Let’s not slip
cultivation. The coffee Board
Ethiopia and the Nganda up but keep the momentum.
regions of Uganda. For The story
Ethiopia it is Arabica ...funding by 15% points to focus on of coffee
species and for Uganda plant varieties that are water efficient, challenges
it is Robusta species. drought resilient, pest resistant and high I know
Indeed Explorer John yielding.. that coffee
Speke’s writings of his
farmers,
journey through what is
dealers,
now Uganda, described
processors
coffee being prepared
(upstream
as a soup here.
and low
As all of us probably stream) face
know, wild varieties monumental
are still found in the challenges.
foothills of the Rwenzori From climate
Mountains in western change and
Uganda, where they are was set up in 1929, later its adjuncts likes droughts,
harvested as a specialty becoming the Coffee Industry water stress, floods (for
ECO coffee and marketed Board in 1943 and then the example, in 2010, major
as the “Kibale wild”. The Coffee Marketing Board in flooding near Uganda’s Mt.
bushes of the Nganda and 1959. The subsequent years Elgon wiped out more than
Erecta varieties are grown in of civil strife in Uganda saw 60,000 coffee trees and
a crescent on the plains north economic life stagnate and killed nearly 400 people).
and west of Lake Victoria coffee production fall back. There are more challenges
at an altitude of about 1200 like; diminishing quality
The National Resistance
metres. Now we have a of soils, quality inputs like
Movement (NRM) government
coffee story that unites us as seedlings, pesticides and
returned stability to the
a people, as a nation. This is herbicides; post harvests
country after taking power
a story that those branding losses due poor facilities
in 1986, but the collapse
Uganda should tell. It is a for drying and storage,
of the International Coffee
story our leaders should tell. inadequate knowledge
Agreement three years later
It is a story that Ugandans prompted world prices to dues to challenges in
abroad should shout out. It crash a little more than half delivery of extension
is a story that our embassies services, weak farmer

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groups and cooperatives, share and re-emphasise Boost domestic


price of electricity and other six opportunities to explore consumption: Uganda is
infrastructural challenges, further and take action on; Africa’s second-biggest coffee
old coffee trees, high interest Science and research: producer, after Ethiopia but
rates, low domestic market Increase agriculture research consumes less than 3 percent
for value added and specialty funding by 15% points to of its crop. Strategy to expand
coffees, pricing system for focus on plant varieties that per-capita consumption by 60
coffee that gives producers are water efficient, drought percent in five years should
no choice - among others. resilient, pest resistant be formulated, financed
During a recent past African and high yielding. I know and implemented. I know
Peer Review mechanism, that our researchers have UCDA highlighted this need
President Museveni developed seven strains of sometime back- but we all
summarized the Coffee the Robusta variety that are need to emphasize this and
problem; wilt resistant. This should hold them on their promise to
“The coffee bean from expand to Arabica variety deliver on it.
Uganda has been exported but also embed resistance to Strengthen coffee specific
to United Kingdom at US $1 droughts. farmer groups and co-
per kilogram for the last 100 Revamp and streamline operatives. This will be
years. The price of the coffee extension services. critical to form a cadreship
bean has recently moved to Operation Wealth Creation of farmers with situational
US $3 per kilogram in the Operation (OWC) should awareness regarding the
international market. Yet, combine the logistical aspect entire coffee value chain-
when this coffee is processed of extension with knowledge and collective delivery of
in the United Kingdom it is and advise services to solutions. Mix-up of farmers
resold to us at US $15 per farmers. For example, in omnibus groups whose
kilogram. This means for a recent OWC internal membership are involved
the last 100 years we have evaluation revealed that over in a cocktail of enterprises
been donating 14 dollars per 65% of coffee seedlings make group action ineffective
kilogram to United Kingdom. distributed in the last financial and mostly impossible.
In addition, we are creating year didn’t survive! This is a Importantly, Coffee specific
jobs in their country for whopping loss for farmers groups have potential to
their people in the coffee and taxpayers. This scenario negotiate retention of value at
processing chain”. But how could have been avoided farmer level, knowledge and
do we work our way out of if OWC’s ability to quickly skills building, recruitment
challenges and bottlenecks to and cost effectively deliver of youth into coffee farming
the story of success? inputs was supplemented and leadership, collective
Reflections on coffee and the by timely technical advice negotiation of competitive
story of actions and triumph to farmers from agronomic coffee prices and favorable
Government through knowledge workers. Working interest rates among others.
agencies like Uganda Coffee with on ground coffee farmer Coffee tourism: Countries
Development Authority, associations would serve are reaping from agro-
responsible ministries and as a channel to scale up tourism and coffee is
farmer groups is fully aware knowledge and resilience leading the pack. Coffee
of the bottlenecks we face practices. tourism can be conducted
and invested in delivering in a coffee plantation
solutions. environment - in areas where
To expand our coffee fortunes
as farmers, chain actors
and the Country, I want to

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coffee beans are grown and Re-imagine coffee who guided by values of
produced. Coffee tourism leadership: It is critical that equity and fairness- lead, take
can also focus on delivery this sector builds platform action and get things done.
of information and education that facilitate emergence Now lets look into our hearts
about coffee – for example, of leaders that will take and locate where we are in
information about how coffee to a new horizon. this area of leadership – for
coffee growing is carried Such leadership must we are all leaders operating at
out, who is growing coffee centralize women and youth different levels.
and its importance to in its ranks. Importantly, the At the end, we shall
farmers and the process leadership must be capable
that makes a coffee bean
individually and
of transforming attitudes and
a finished coffee product behaviors into life styles and
collectively turn the
ready to be consumed. communities that focus on coffee story into
Foreign and domestic tourists hard work, enterprise and rewards that shall
should experience the getting things done. We quicken Uganda’s
process of making coffee and cannot have leaders mostly progress to total
be able to test the flavor of the lamenting and complaining transformation. Lets
local product. And our story of about challenges we face
coffee has potential to attract
go plant coffee.
in coffee sector. We need
millions tourists in Uganda. leaders with a sacred heart- I thank you so much.

...when this
coffee is
processed in the
United Kingdom
it is resold to us
at US $15 per
kilogram....

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We all benefit
from growing
coffee as
a family
business
Tumwebaze Khamutima - C.E.O
Young Farmers Champions Network – YOFCHAN
Khamutima2@gmail.com

I
their women and children,
grew up from a small farms, we would do our best
who did most of the manual
village called “Nyeibingo” to ensure that coffee trees are
work like land clearing,
in Rukungiri District, in great conditions so that we
production, planting, pruning
can also harvest bigger tips
South Western part of and harvesting, were left
from our parents.
Uganda. My father Mr. with absolutely no authority
Whereas our household was to make decisions over
Khamutima Eric was a
benefiting from the coffee the coffee money. As this
district forest officer and business, across the hills, it tendency went on, the women
a renowned coffee farmer wasn’t the same case with and children lost morale and
in the village. Every coffee other households. In the started working with ‘I don’t
harvesting season, my neighborhood, there were care’ attitude which is loosely
parents would sit and two families who were also translated in Runyankole as
actively in the coffee trade. ‘Binkwatiirekyi’.
draft a plan on how to
These were: Mr. Kifamatu and
wisely spend the profits Unlike the families of
Mr. Ndabahwerize families.
from the coffee business. Mr. Kifamatu and Mr.
Sadly, their norm was to
They would as well Ndabahwerize, our dad was
spend the money made
able to offer us education
appreciate our support and from coffee on ‘Tonto, the
even when we had almost
contribution during coffee famous local brew, and eating
the same coffee gardens.
and harvesting time. ‘Muchomo’ (the tasty roasted
We went to school yet the
meat). It was a culture, for
It’s due to such that, as a aforementioned families
them. The two men would
family, we fell in love with the couldn’t send their children to
go on a spending spree yet
coffee business. Our dad school for reasons mentioned
their families would go without
literally instilled seeds in us, above. Much as these families
basic needs like salt. This was
taught us everything about have continued to do the
heavily attributed to the fact
the coffee business and how coffee business, they grow it
that there was no unity and
to increase its productivity. poorly.
entrepreneur knowledge to
Considering the fact that our Due to our dad’s mentorship,
put the resources from coffee
parents would tip us, as a most of us were inspired to
to good use.
token of appreciation towards carry on with the business.
our support in the coffee They would spend most times
We are still currently involved
in bars, bingeing away, as

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...with almost the same coffee gardens, our dad was able to send us to
school yet their children were not able to acquire education and as of
now, they have continued to grow poorer since they are not able to earn
enough income from their coffee trees due to low productivity yet our
family’s farm has continued to earn us more income due to increased
productivity...
establishing coffee schools
in the coffee production elderly not because young in coffee producing areas
unlike Mr. Kifamatu’s and Mr. people continue to shun it, so that the youths can be
Ndabawherize’s children who but because they are faced inspired and acquire skills in
are meandering on the streets with numerous challenges coffee production, roasting,
looking for casual jobs. like limited access to land, brewing, coffee houses
finance and skills. As the management so that they can
If coffee production is
saying goes that success operate coffee kiosks and
approached as a family
without a successor is not engage in coffee export to
business, many youths would
success, the parents and generate more revenue and
be inspired to practice it, with
government need to find inspire more youths.
some of them starting their
solutions to attract the youths
own farmlands and others I want to end by urging the
to actively engage into coffee
inheriting their parents’ coffee government that if it wants to
production as a business.
farms. They would even make achieve its goal of 20 million
the farms bigger and increase In addition to programs like bags by 2020 from the current
productivity, but, sadly, most Operation Wealth Creation, 3.5 million bags produced
of them are rushing to invest where farmers are given annually, it must interest the
in fast growing crops to earn free coffee seedlings, the young people into coffee
quick money yet coffee still government should form land production. We must not take
remains the biggest income laws to ensure that young coffee only for business but
earner for Ugandans involved people can have access to as a culture so that young
in agriculture. land for production at an early people inherit from their
age. As a country, we should parents to ensure sustainable
The coffee sector in Uganda
also look at big ideas like production of coffee in
is still dominated by the
Uganda.

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Local Coffee
Consumption Trends:
A marketing
perspective

Compiled & Written by:


Pauline Kamunde G.
Sales & Marketing Manager
Star Cafe Ltd

Ranked the second largest Coffee consolidate in the last five

Producer in Africa and 10 globally,


th years, the key question
has been why countries
there is no doubt that Coffee known to produce top
is Uganda’s main export crop, quality beans would not
sustaining over 1.7m households. have higher consumption
in their home markets.
The history behind
There is no doubt that most Ugandan coffee the evolution of coffee
coffee is Uganda’s main production is for export. consumption, however,
export crop. Uganda is The low Consumption was never eyed for the
ranked the 2nd largest levels are affiliated to low producing countries
coffee producer in purchasing power due themselves. Developing
Africa and 10th globally. to several cultural myths countries all started
Currently, coffee about the product as well growing coffee because
sustains over 1.7 million as an entrenched tea colonial powers wanted
households. Recent drinking culture. Low per coffee for the export
export statistics records capita coffee consumption market; hence the local
an increase in Coffee in producing countries population in producing
exports in 2015/2016, have for years been a countries across the world
domestic consumption source of debate in the was never encouraged to
however estimating at market. All the way up until even try the product.
3% of the total national the boom in coffee culture Key stakeholders in
production, depicting that in earnest started to

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Uganda, under the to a change in attitude and packaged coffee in


regulatory oversight of and future participation all forms; stretching from
UCDA, have however in the industry. Local a range of processed
embarked on a domestic hotels and restaurants are ground coffee for different
coffee consumption now appreciating locally coffee lovers, to different
strategy over the last few improved roasted Coffee profiled roasted Coffee
years. Local reports have beans adopting them for beans, to all forms of
shown an anticipated rise local brew over foreign Soluble and granulated
in domestic consumption brands, casing examples Instant Coffee. The firm
given the level of Fair Way hotel, Mbale has also introduced other
interest and enthusiasm Resort, Il Paradiso, Silver services like Vending
exhibited by investors Springs Hotel just a few Coffee break machines in
venturing in coffee shops, mentions, in support of local offices, malls and other
partnerships in youth consumption. The product major commercial areas
forums concentrated on is also now adopted in ; Events servicing using
local consumption drive, innovation of related local a state-of-art mobile Cart
Coffee festivals, as well as products like cakes and that takes the Coffee
innovation by key roasters syrups. to the people at an
such as Star Cafe Ltd, Local production is, affordable rate ; Hotels
that have derived drive however, faced with several and restaurants refresher
mechanisms through challenges; majorly being courses as well as Youth
value addition to the local adversities caused by Barista training programs
product. agronomy practices and in partnerships with other
An upward market trend adverse weather in the stake holders.
has been realized with farms, hence reduction in A current trend however
Re-birth of massive coffee coffee. UCDA however is translates an upward
shops around the country addressing this by offering rise in local consumption
which are key meeting extension services on best with all the efforts put
points for Social and agronomic practices and in place. The industry
developmental inventions. also distributes seedlings in anticipates a future deep
There is an increase in conjunction with operation root in Uganda’s Coffee
Youth participation in the wealth creation program run culture. More Coffee
industry, from Barista by the government. Other spots are anticipated in
championships which challenges have seen high Kampala Metropolitan
encourage them to neck processing costs, with an onward spill on
venture into business, to Low technology in value to Upcountry locations.
development of coffee addition, unfair competition More Petrol Marts are
specialists that increases from unregistered local hosting Coffee-on-the-
the quality of the cup dealers as well as a heft Go as a trend to facilitate
ensuring a competitive competition from imported local consumption. And
refined end-product. brands. Despite the good with the Youth programs,
Coffee is now considered Ugandan coffee affiliation we anticipate an increase
an all-day event beverage in the market, the consumer in more product players
served in events, on-the- attitude locally is the with a range of Coffee mix
go as well as night clubs. biggest challenge to local that will encourage luxury
It’s a strategy adopted product consumption. Coffees incorporation in
and marketed majorly Even with the slow lag in every day Ugandan life.
by Star Café Ltd among Technology in the industry, Every stakeholder in the
other stake holders. roasters like Star Cafe Ltd value chain therefore has
Schools have also joined are still spear heading a responsibility to ensure
the value chain through value addition to ensure the commodity future is
Coffee themed events that Ugandans enjoy high consumed more locally.
encourage the students quality locally processed

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OLAM COFFEE IN UGANDA


Olam is one of the world’s largest coffee companies, Specialising from every
with over 20 years in the business and a strong stage from procurement,
drying, hulling, classification,
presence in almost all of the large coffee-producing transportation and risk
regions, which is well-supported by an extensive management, to marketing
processed coffees in our
network of marketing offices across the world’s target markets, Olam has built
coffee consuming countries. deep relationships at the origin
allowing us and our customers
Our presence in Uganda is to benefit from a respected
backed by an experienced presence within the country.
on-the-ground procurement,
processing and logistics team Our team is motivated by
spread across the growing Olam’s reputation in the coffee
regions and focused on industry and our ambitious
selecting only the best coffees. goal to create a successful
As one of the most important and sustainable coffee
cash crops in Uganda, Olam’s operation, which enable us
business is centred on sourcing to attract, retain and inspire
from the origin which is generally the right coffee professionals.
smallholder farmers. Our quality With diverse experiences, we
assurance process is designed have been able to successfully
to ensure consistency and high integrate valuable market
quality of coffee at every stage knowledge with the best
of the supply chain, customised practices to maintain a
to the specific requirements of sustainable business.
our customers. Olam Uganda fully supports
We provide a comprehensive UCF’s vision to promote
Olam (Uganda) Limited sustainable coffee production
supply chain solution that links
Plot No. 2162 millions of coffee growers to our and trade in Uganda. With the
Old Jinja Road roaster clients with our logistics recent acquisition on Schluter
Kampala Industrial infrastructure ensuring the S.A. an East African Specialty
and Business smooth flow of coffee from farm Coffee company, Olam Coffee
Park - Namanve to factory gate. While speaking aspires to strength its coffee
P.O. Box 23436 of factory gate, all processing strategy across East Africa
is completed and supported by and Uganda in particular by
Kampala - Uganda
our well-equipped laboratory entering into the European
T: (+256) 414 271 440 specialty coffee market
F: (+256) 392 251 013 in Kampala to maintain the
excellent quality and flavour which will compliment Olam’s
Email: uganda@olamnet.com expanding specialty presence
profiles our customers demand.
in the United States.

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This acquisition will also


deepen Olam’s origination
expertise in East Africa and
build on Olam’s core purpose
of Growing Responsibly by
building sustainable supply
chains with smallholder
farmers to contribute towards
Olam’s Livelihood Charter.
In 2016, Olam Uganda
Coffee was amongst the five
companies who won more
than US$10.6 million from
The MasterCard Foundation
Fund for Rural Prosperity
competition to bolster
innovative work to alleviate
poverty by increasing access
to financial service for poor
people in rural Africa.
By introducing imaginative
thinking in scaling up financial
inclusion, the increase in
access to services such as
mobile banking, savings
accounts, insurance and
credit, over 8 million people
across remote parts of Africa
stand to benefit by 2020.

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RECORD TURN UP AT UGANDA


COFFEE FOOTBALL CUP
TOURNAMENT
What happens when coffee
meets football in a field? Well,
this wasn’t just a field, it was a
soccer field. This was the 3rd
edition of Uganda Coffee Cup
Football tournament organized
by the federation with the
support of stakeholders.

T
his year’s tournament took place at Kyambogo
University on the 1st and 2nd October attracting
over 15 teams comprising of exporters, roasters,
research institute, regulatory authority, logistics firms
and farmer/cooperative organizations all involved in
the coffee trade.
The increasing number of participating teams is a
linchpin of the confidence by members in this activity
which started only 2 years ago with 5 teams in the
first tournament and in the subsequent year the
tournament attracted 10 teams.
“It’s remarkable to see competing businesses in one

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place of friendliness.” One excited fan was


heard observing. This indeed represents the
comradeship of the game of football where
all participants treat each other with dignity,
respect and agree to play by the same
rules.
Mr. Tonny Mugoya, the Executive Director
of Uganda Coffee Farmers Alliance who
presided over as the guest of honor
saluted the discipline exhibited by players
of participating teams and elucidated on
the potential of this activity in attracting
the youth to the sector considering the fun
that was shared during the two days of the
tournament.
By the end of the tournament, UGACOF
Ltd and Nsagi Coffee youth club emerged
finalists of the 15 team tournament with over
49 games played in the space of 24 hours.
UGACOF emerged the 2015/16 coffee cup
champions after penalty shootouts.
We congratulate all participating teams,
fans, Uganda Police and the entire
Kyambogo community for making the third
edition a memorable one. Our cameras
captured the moments of the tournament.

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Ugacof Ltd, Nsangi Coffee Youth


Club, Export Trade, StarCafe, Gorilla
Highlands Coffee (Operating in
Kanungu, Rukungiri, Kisoro and
Kabale districts) , LD Commodities,
Savannah, Kibinge, Nacori , Ibero,
Spedag, YOFACO, UCDA , Nucafe, and
Olam Ltd.

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We raised standards for coffee-processing in Uganda with our new


state-of-the-art dry mill in Namanve, Kampala. We’re also opening up the market
through our mobile buying units across the country.

And we’re promoting Ugandan coffee consumption through our new roastery –
designed to add value and create any blend you want.

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The urgent call I


appreciate the fact
Government is already
providing funding to

for a National purchase and distribute


coffee seedlings to farmers.

Coffee Fund for


However, I would like to
appeal to Government and its
line ministries and agencies

Uganda connected with the coffee


subsector to improve on the
way of approaching coffee
development. We would
like to propose that coffee
development this time round
should be approached in a
holistic manner if we are to
realize the 20 million 60kg-
bags. We are calling upon all
stakeholders and government
to start doing things differently
different from the way they
have always been.
Our proposal to Government
moving forward includes
sorting out the legal and
regulatory and development
dimensions. This, however,
calls for;
(i) The urgent need to enact
the National Coffee Law,
which will provide for how
the sector will be governed
and managed to achieve
enhanced competiveness
and should provide for
establishment of the National
Coffee Fund.
To boost Uganda coffee
production and exports to a
tune of 20 million bags, there
The writer, Joseph Nkandu at his Coffee Farm is urgent need to establish
a National Coffee Fund. The
Uganda coffee sector which
The effort to have Uganda move to the plays a very important macro-
middle income country by 2040, is a economic role in balance
commendable one. To start the journey of payment should have a
to attaining that status, the Government preferential productive fund
of Uganda prioritized coffee as one of its that is coffee specific with not
more than 7% interest rate.
strategic commodities with a specific vision The grant support provided
2020 to produce 20 million 60kg-bags, by Government needs to be
which will go a long way in attaining the accompanied with money
middle income status.

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that in real terms will produce and Colombia has shown at farm level but also across
more money. that a National Coffee Fund the entire value chain. What
The National Coffee Fund that is carefully planned, is more interesting about this
will be created by first and managed and appropriated fund is that its portfolio grows
foremost the subsector’s annually for all coffee related and grows to sustainably fund
own fees levied on coffee businesses along the entire the sector. It is not a one off
exports called Cess. Today, coffee value chain with funding.
the Cess is also used as a different rates of interest not Regarding the modalities
one-off fund that does not exceeding 7% can propel for administering the fund,
lead to sustainable funding the industry and country’s this can be worked out first
for the sector. Turning it into economy to greater heights. within the National Coffee
a productive fund rather than Annually the fund would Law yet to be enacted. It is
only consumptive funding, as make allocation to production the subsector actors’ greatest
it is now, will start to unleash (for inputs), working capital appeal that this request
the huge economic potential for farmer organizations, is urgently addressed by
that there is in the coffee working capital for roasters, Government or else Uganda
subsector. The purpose of Coffee acquisition financing, will continue to stagnate and
this productive funding is to coffee storage infrastructure, decline in coffee production
enable all actors along the and any other for capital and remain to talk about
coffee value chain to access investments (e.g. irrigation the huge potential that the
appropriate funding to grow infrastructure) that can be coffee subsector has. Once
the entire subsector. made. By doing so, we will this proposal is put in place,
have started on the holistic the journey to increasing
Experience from other
approach to stimulating coffee Uganda’s coffee production
countries such as Brazil
subsector growth not only will have started.

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THE COFFEE YEAR 2015/16 IN


THE EYES OF AN EXPORTER
Message to the youth: Agriculture
is a business. And coffee alone
can employ you. I am talking about
practical Agriculture.
International Economic follows;
Outlook There is a steady growth
China has had significant of 2.1% per annum in
impact on commodity prices, consumption statistics and
then availability of cheap the dominant assumption is
money in Europe and the fall that by 2030 demand hit 200
of oil prices, this coupled million bags while we don’t Mr. Karuhanga Hannington
MD - Savannah Commodities
with volatility in currencies of see significant growth in
emerging markets have had production. same challenges are faced by
direct impact on the prices of Brazil focused on sparing other producing countries like
coffee. more land for agriculture South Columbia especially the
Besides market demand and and it produces 2.4 metric leaf rust disease.
supply, currencies of the tons per acre for Arabica Important to note is that world
emerging markets greatly coffee and 3.6 metric tons big producers like Brazil,
impact coffee prices. A case per acre of Robusta and yet Vietnam, India, etc are at the
to note is towards the end of on average Africa produces same time having growing
2015 up to the end of the first 10 bags per acre. They have domestic demand for coffee.
quarter of 2016 when the US reached a maximum of the
The government vision of 20
Dollar strengthened causing a density of shrubs per acre
million bags by 2020.
free fall in the western markets and have pumped all their
Brazil the biggest producer efficiencies in to their farms This is the first time in my 30
of coffee for agriculture also and thus they can’t push no years in the coffee sector
suffered in this economic more. to see government literally
crisis which led to sluggish pushing private sector to
This implies that the
development of the economy move faster. My observations
increasing demand in
in terms of valuation of the in as far as achieving this
volumes will be expected
coffee thus impacting market vision will revolve about;
to come from Vietnam
and consumption. Demand and Africa. Particularly for 1. Defining the strategy
in terms of buying more Uganda, where we still in very clear terms.
coffee by the producers was have potential to increase Big questions: are we
hampered because they had production per hectare. It is choosing the option of
no volumes to stimulate the true that we have a challenge opening up new lands
high demand. of pests and diseases but this for growing coffee or
In the past few years, should not be our excuse to Is Uganda choosing
production has been as tap this output because the on density per hectare.
To me, the latter is the

...there is a steady growth of 2.1% per


annum in consumption statistics...
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most favorable.
Because you
already have the
culture, support
existing producers
to maximize yields.
2. Suitable coffee
varieties. Uganda
has the best genetic
diversity a very big
der
incentive for us to d is t r ib uted un .
edlings ing well
tap into this and have n r e p o rts of se ro ones are do
ave bee e Luwee SEVENI
varieties that are pest
n e r a ll y, there h I am happy th I K. MU
Ge p b u t O W E R
and harsh weather ying u ESIDEN
TY
OWC dr H.E. PR
resistant.
3. Irrigation and best groups who are involved
agriculture practices. spend their hard earned in doing this have already
We must invest in micro- incomes only to return proven that with organized
irrigation schemes to home with fake Agro- farmer groups their coffee
salvage production. When Inputs. This matter should attracts higher prices.
this is done alongside be arrested by standard 5. We must support value
other best practices then bodies and relevant addition. Let us protect
you are sure about quality government bodies. and promote local
and resultant benefits. 2. Better training for roasters who are facing
4. Producer price parity. extension. competition from foreign
Farmers in the other coffees that attract less
3. Affordable funding:
countries get as much taxes while the local ones
This is a big challenge to
as 80% of the FOB price. are suffering a high tax-
local players where the
In Kenya here, farmers burden as foreign brands
current cost of credit is
get 52%. Once we have are only paying import tax.
too expensive. Relevant
organized ourselves even bodies must work together In conclusion, I have no
our farmers can get this to empower our players doubt that our exporters can
price. with at least a single digit ably handle the production
However, after all the above cost of credit to promote surge of 20 million bags as
is done, I wish to point out competiveness with envisaged by government.
some barriers that we need others. Otherwise, let me say to all
to take note of which may be and sundry that Practical
4. Maximising economies
even beyond the control of an agriculture can sustain
of scale: This is a
individual farmer but to other anyone and Coffee is a life
controversial suggestion,
players. sustainability crop.
but I support farmers
1. In-puts: There is flooding aggregating their produce This article is an excerpt
of the market with fake so that we can address from Mr. Karuhanga’s
or substandard in-puts. the quality issues at the speech during the Coffee
Farmers go to the market, base. Examples of farmer Day.

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State of the Art Coffee


processing Machine

Hajji Siraj Jaliawala Hajji Kawere M. Basajjasubbi

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DEAL Commodities (U) Limited started its operations in Uganda in 2012. It is a
registered coffee buyer, processor and exporter. The company’s vision is; Being the
best actor in coffee deals and its mission is; To provide quality coffee for export to
the international markets and furthermore to provide Ugandans with jobs in the private
sector thus helping the Uganda government to build the economy. Currently IDEAL
Commodities (U) Limited employs over 280 employees of which 250 are women and
men on causal labourer basis.
IDEAL Commodities (U) Limited was initiated by proprietors namely; Hajji Siraj Jaliawala
and Hajji Kawere M. Basajjasubbi. The founders operate on 3-major principles;
Hardwork, Commitment and Teamwork. The company’s major coffee purchases are
mainly in Fair Average Quality (FAQ) Robustas and a few Arabicas depending on the
market demand. All this is made possible through a network of brokers / agents that
link the company with suppliers to rural farmers regionally.
Furthermore, because of the better management and organization structure, IDEAL
Commodities (U) Limited competes favourably in the Uganda coffee industry with no
fear or favour. The company previously was located on 3rd street in Kampala industrial
area, later acquired its new piece of land at Bweyogerere Industrial Park in Kakajo
zone and set up its new and improved state of the art facilities where we are based
to since September,2015 to-date. These facilities come with a 2000 square meter
housing warehouses that makes it easy to march with fastest grading machines for
coffee processing that is export ready. The move has led to increased export level from
100-112 containers per month, rising from 50-60 containers in the old premises. This
shows stead growth in coffee Industry, and in future, IDEAL Commodities (U) Limited
is to expand its premises further and has procured the neighbouring piece of land. This
development is under architectural plan.

Loading Coffee from the


Warehouse into containers,
ready for export.

Contact Us:
Block 227, Plot 2247, Kakajjo Zone Village, Bweyogerere
P.O.Box 20086, Kampala - Uganda
Phone: +256 772 561 682 / +256 702 078 707
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Mzee John (R) with his


Extension Officer (L)

Dispatches from the


coffee farms in Ankole.
B
We turned the nose eing new in the area, the locals directed us to the
of our car and drove facility. This coffee giant is not only a big investment
but a tourist attraction site of sorts. Every visitor to
to Western Uganda, this not-much infrastructure developed municipality, one is
combing over 600kms, easily drawn to marvel at this coffee plant.
away from the hustle and Machinery at the site was in action processing the new
bustle of Kampala. We crop. Energetic and motivated employees with casual
plunged down to Sheema laborers alike offered us welcoming smiles with willingness
district in South Western to stop their busy schedules and respond to our questions.
Uganda, the home of Even the poorest of keen observers will not miss out on
Ankole Coffee Producers the neatness of the working environment, the numerous
accolades earned by this plant that decorate the reception
Cooperative Union
lounge and more importantly the Safety measures put in
Limited, a multi-million place to safeguard the workers during operations.
USD fully-equipped plant We had to grudgingly accept to stick to our primary
located in the heart of objective of visiting farmers rather than telling the story of
Sheema Municipality, a the plant and off we were led to the coffee plantations of
town that is slowly racing two very good story telling farmers kilometers away from
to civilization. the plant. Here we reproduce the interactions at the farms
verbatim.

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QN: Mzee, if you don’t mind share with workshop by those people. I hear there’s an
our readers your age, this village and your office in Bushenyi but those people have not
coffee story. come to my home. The extension officer we
Thank you. My name is John Tigarebana have is the one of our society my son Chris.
79 years old (smiles) I’m the chairman of QN; Government having chosen coffee as
Rushozi Kwefaho cooperative society here in one of the strategic crops and with this,
Kibutamo village, Kabwohe Division in Sheema they have a vision of increasing production
Municipality. from 4m (60kg) bags produced annually to
I started planting coffee in 1958 after visiting 20M bags by the year 2020. Have you heard
Kampala and seeing how the Baganda coffee about this and what is your comment?
farmers were living a good life. Uganda is capable of producing more than
I currently have 4 acres of coffee and still 20M bags. I’m very happy government
opening new land for more coffee. has come back to coffee. I say come back
because according to me, there’s a way they
QN: 1958 is such a long time in coffee, why
had (government) neglected us.
have you remained in enterprise which
some people think is unprofitable for the I heard this on Radio. This is very welcome. We
farmer. should produce more and more coffee.
Also for me this is a smooth story since 1958. However, my message to government is to
I abandoned coffee for close to 10 years desist from making this vision political. Let
and returned after one of my wife got some them work with farmers especially organized
seedlings from Hon Kaijuka and also looked groups like us to achieve this. Otherwise
after the abandoned shamba and earned big. when they distribute seedlings the way they
This re-energized me hence the return. do to unprepared farmers because of political
QN: With your return (and we wish you stay) lobbying you find seedlings drying in house
would you now confidently say this is a sheds. Let them increase farmer engagement
profitable venture. and also lobby to increase farm gate prices
once the people see improved livelihoods of
Coffee growing pays. I have done a lot of
current farmers they will join and we produce
things with proceeds from coffee. I have a big
20m bags and more.
family therefore my income from coffee have
been of great benefit in terms of schools fees, QN: Mzee what would be your last message
building my homes which I did, and continue to our readers. It can be to exporters,
to pay fees from coffee and other enterprises consumers, ACPCU, or any other.
like you can see bananas mixed in coffee. For me and my members we are deeply
QN: With your long stay in coffee sector, grateful to Ankole Coffee Producers
we are curious to find out government role Cooperative Union Ltd. My village society was
either direct support or extension services among the 10 founding members. I recall we
– have you ever been visited by an officer of started with 0.5m UGx. We gave 3metric tons
Uganda Coffee Development Authority. of clean coffee to the union at the start as a
loan. With this humble beginning we are proud
Government? When we had Coffee Marketing
to see the turn –around where we now have
Board there used to be officers visiting us and
a strong organization with millions of money,
sensitizing on quality. They were very strict
direct support to us members with extension
and quality was high. But after things changed
services and prompt payment for our coffees.
(Liberalisation), we have many buyers who
buy all coffees. For me government should be Important to note is the employment
strong in controlling quality. I produce good opportunities that ACPCU has provided for our
coffee someone else produces bad quality but educated youth. I implore farmers across the
the buyers don’t mind and they end up mixing. country to stop working alone. They should
form unions, produce, market and grow
Specifically, on UCDA I have neither ever
together.
seen an extension officer nor invited for any

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Vision 2020
in the eyes of Fausta
Mukundane Mrs. Mukundane with her husband.

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F
austa Mukundane is a Fausta beams with a smile change putting water for
resident of Kanyegyesha at each turn of mentioning irrigation top of her agenda.
village, Kashekuro ACPCU where she credits the “ Coffee like any other plant
parish in Kitagata Sheema extension services support needs steady supply of water
district. Middle aged Fausta given to her and other group in order to give maximum
is married with children. When members that has increased yield, but we currently can’t
we visited she preferred to yields per tree, how to predict rains, therefore in
give us an interview with her manage pests and diseases my view government should
Husband, Mr. Rubahimbya, and ultimately the cooperative support us with technologies
a secondary school Head has made marketing of that can support irrigation
teacher by her side. harvest easier and prices systems for small holders
The couple started growing certain compared to the past farmers like me.”
coffee in 2004. After the first where middle men exploited She also mentioned
harvest they agreed to extend farmers. extensions services, need for
coffee enterprise a decision Walking around her coffee compulsory farmer groups,
that saw Fausta own her plantation one is mesmerized price stability and increase
plantation with the support by the mulching strategy as critical drivers of boasting
of her husband. Today she’s which she praises as the production.
model farmer with close to 3 linchpin behind her health Fausta wasn’t done about
look of coffee trees gender in the supply chain.
despite harsh dry- She confessed that her
spells that destroy husband had handed over to
hectares of plants her all the proceeds earned
in plantations where from coffee business of last
farmers have not season in order to plan and
adopted this good put it to better use of the
agronomic practice. enterprise. She attributed
To supplement her this to good communication
incomes from coffee, between partners that stems
the household have from sensitization of treating
zero grazing Dairy coffee as a family enterprise.
cows, piggery When we wondered if other
and other crops women would not say she’s
that caution them lucky. She sat straight
against temptation without this time turning first
to harvest immature look at her husband and in
beans or selling direct eye-contact with the
poor dried coffees interviewer said “Look my
due to desperate need friend, I have two arms and
acres of coffee. for school fees and other two legs, what you call luck I
She attributes her interest in household needs a point she call hard work. Over the years
coffee due to the profitability is quick to emphasise that I have demonstrated to my
with the recent handsome our story should tell so that husband that Am competent
income from the last season other farmers in her area and and hardworking just like
2015/16 that registered beyond must take serious for you would expect a hired top
increased price for quality the good of Ugandan coffee. manager. I work. “
coffee supplied through her When we asked her about the With such assertive and
village cooperative society vision of 20m bags by 2020 bareknuckle response, it was
which forms part of the she said this will be achieved time to go on the plantation
unions under Ankole Coffee if government quickly arrests visit. And yes, Fausta works.
Producers Cooperative the challenge of climatic
society.

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NAME ADDRESS LOCATION TELEPHONE FAX EMAIL CONTACT
C O F F E E

EXPORT TRADING P. O. Box 21679, Plot 26/27 Namanve +256 414 254642 +256 414 254645 hemish.dave@etgworld. Dave Hemish
COMPANY (U) LTD Kampala - Uganda Industrial Park com; coffeeops.ug@
etgworld.com
GREAT LAKES P. O. Box 27198, Plot M289 Ntinda +256 414 286961 +256 364 286960 s.costas@greatlakescoffee. Mr. Stamos Costas
COFFEE COMPANY Kampala - Uganda Industrial Area co.ug; andreas@ Nicolaides - Managing
LIMITED greatlakescoffee.co.ug Director
Y E A R B O O K

IBERO (UGANDA) P. O. Box 23139, 7th Street Industrial Area +256 414 34 2621/9, +256 414 34 2646 procurement@ibero.co.ug; Mr. Eugene Nsereko

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LTD Kampala - Uganda +256-414-343629 finance@ibero.co.ug - Commercial and
Operation Manager
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JOB COFFEE LTD P. O. Box 4152, Ntinda Industrial Area +256 414 255914 / +256 414 251783 jobcoffee@yahoo.com; Mr. Ayub Kalule -
/

Kampala - Uganda +256-312-262993 akalule2@gmail.com Managing Director


KAMPALA P. O. Box 25604, Plot 6/8 Nyondo Close, +256 414 235597 +256 414 235304 shamim@kdscoffee.com; Mr. Ishak K. Lukenge -
DOMESTIC STORES Kampala - Uganda Bugoloobi Industrial iklukenge@kdscoffee.com Managing Director
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Area
KAWACOM P. O. Box 22623, Plot M284, Ntinda +256 414 22611/9 +256 414 505632 / rlugone@ecomtrading.com; Mr. Roy Lugone -
UGANDA LTD Kampala - Uganda Industrial Area, Kampala 222612 tdelbar@ecomtrading.com Managing Director
- Uganda

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KAWERI COFFEE P. O. Box 264 Plot 1 Kitemba, +256 362 600600 +256 362 600610 mail@kaweri.com; md@ Mr. Etienne Steyn –
PLANTATIONS LTD Mubende - Uganda Mubende kaweri.com Managing Director
KYAGALANYI P. O. Box 3181, Kampala Industrial +256 414 344021 / +256 414 230145 kcl@kyagalanyi.com; Mr. David Barry -
COFFEE LTD Kampala - Uganda Business Park, Namanve 251447 mseaton@kyagalanyi.com Managing Director
LD COMMODITES P. O. Box 35021, Plot 278/79 Ntinda +256 414 285614 +256 414 286322 Jean-EmmanuelPassemier. Mr. Jean Emmanuel
LTD Kampala - Uganda Industrial Area, Kampala Bernet@ldcom.com; aruj. Passemier

M I L L I O N
- Uganda datta@ldcom.com
OLAM (U) LTD P. O. Box 23436, Plot 2162, Kampala +256 414 271440 +256 414 251013 iyer.suresh@olamnet.com; Mr. Iyer Suresh- Managing
Kampala - Uganda Industrial and Business anish.augustine@olamnet. Director
Park com

B A G S
SAVANNAH P. O. Box 6217, 4/5 Nyondo Close, +256 414 252541 +256 414 258254 savannah@infocom.co.ug; Mr. Hannington Karuhanga
COMMODITIES LTD Kampala - Uganda Bugoloobi Industrial hk@savannah.co.ug – Managing Director
Area

B Y
UGACOF LTD P. O. Box 7355, Plot 246 Kireku, +256 414 250024/25 +256 312 250020 reception@ugacof.com; Mr. Micheal Nuwagaba
Kampala - Uganda Bweyogerere mn@ugacof.com

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AFRICA COFFEE P. O. Box 4925, Plot-139, Kira Road, +256 752 442480 +256 414 342082 office@ Mr. Robert W. Nsibirwa –
ACCADEMY Kampala - Uganda Kamwokya, Kampala - africacoffeeacademy. President / CEO
Uganda com; rwnsibirwa@
africacoffeeacademy.com
AUDIT CONTROL P. O. Box 22749, Plot 31 Clement Hill +256 414 233973 / +256 414 235471 stephen.kaye@ Mr. Stepehn Kaye
Road, Kampala - 348425 aceglobaldepository.com Kawunde, Deputy Country

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AND EXPERTISE (U) Kampala - Uganda
LTD Uganda Manager
ICONA CAFE Principe De Vergara Madrid, Spain +34 913 837700 +34 902 337700 iconacafe@iconacafe.com; Mr. Vicente Olazabal.
136 2800 Z Madrid jperan@iconacafe.com
P. O. Box 7492, Plot 1906, Jinja Rd, +256 414 287801 / +256 041 286950 adwoka@kenfreight.co.ug; Mr. Grant Gerard

B A G S
KENFREIGHT (U)
LTD Kampala - Uganda Bweyogerere 286955 ggerard@kenfreight.co.ug
SPEDAG P. O. Box 4555, Plot 284 Kinawataka +256 414 +256 414 505803 Martin.Richner@ Mr. Martin J. Richner –

B Y
INTERFREIGHT (U) Kampala - Uganda Lane, Nakawa Industrial 562000/562260 spedaginterfreight. Regional Exports Manager
LTD Area, Kampala - Uganda / +256-312- com; tonie.senabulya@
562000/562260 spedaginterfreight.com
BOLLORE AFRICA P. O. Box 5501, Plot M611 Ntinda Road +256 414 336000 +256 414 286458 mercy.butele@bollore.com; Ms. Mercy Butele -

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LOGISTICS LTD Kampala - Uganda Anthony.agaba@bollore. Exports Manager
com
GORILLA SUMMIT P. O. Box 28308, Plot 7 Nakawa House, +256 783 242744 / gerzika@hotmail.com; Mr. Gerald K. Mbabazi-
COFFEE Kampala - Uganda Port Bell Rd, Floor 3, +256-312-514897 gerald.kabushenga@gmail. General Manager
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Room 2 com
KAMAAMA ESTATE P. O. Box 1674, Nkuke village, Kanywa +256 772 722684 fluzinda@gmail.com Mr. Fred Luzinda
LTD Kampala - Uganda parish, Buwunga sub-
county, Masaka district
C O F F E E

ANKOLE COFFEE P. O. Box 172, Bassaja Ward, along +256 772 461876 jmnuwa@yahoo.com/ Mr. John Nuwagaba
PROCESSORS Bushenyi - Uganda Mbarara-Kasese Road. john.n@acpcultd.com
COOPERATIVE
UNION
IDEAL Bweyogerere Plot 101/103, 3rd Street +256 703 siraj_jaliawala@yahoo.com Haji Siraj Jaliawala
COMMODITIES LTD Industrial area 078707/700801202 / idealcom2012@gmail.com
Y E A R B O O K

ZIGOTI COFFEE P. O. Box 20086, Plot 104/106, 5th Street +256 701 455283 +256 414 250420 / zicotizicot@yahoo.co.uk; Ms. Rose Kato
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MATSIKO P. O. Box 20051 Plot 4 Parliamentary +256 772 336688 / +256 414 697787 topher@matsikoholdings. Topher Matshiko
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Statistics
Total production by all exporting countries
In thousand 60kg bags
% change
Crop year commencing 2013 2014 2015 2016
2015-16

TOTAL 152 130 148 724 151 438 151 624 0.1%

Arabicas 90 163 86 151 88 273 95 204 7.9%


Colombian Milds 13 528 14 593 15 403 15 779 2.4%
Other Milds 26 887 25 678 26 092 26 951 3.3%
Brazilian Naturals 49 748 45 880 46 778 52 474 12.2%
Robustas 61 967 62 572 63 165 56 419 -10.7%

Africa 16 243 15 987 16 229 16 353 0.8%


Burundi 163 248 274 235 -14.3%
Cameroon 404 483 391 480 22.8%
Congo, Dem. Rep. of 347 335 323 335 3.7%
Côte d'Ivoire 2 107 1 750 1 893 2 000 5.7%
Ethiopia 6 527 6 625 6 714 6 600 -1.7%
Guinea 101 147 177 200 13.1%
Kenya 838 765 789 783 -0.7%
Madagascar 584 500 449 475 5.7%
Rwanda 258 238 278 240 -13.8%
Tanzania 811 753 930 800 -14.0%
Togo 172 143 81 119 47.3%
Uganda 3 633 3 744 3 650 3 800 4.1%
Others 299 255 280 286 2.1%

Asia & Oceania 46 461 45 666 48 967 43 110 -12.0%


India 5 075 5 450 5 800 5 333 -8.1%
Indonesia 11 265 11 418 12 317 10 000 -18.8%
Lao, People's Dem. Rep. of 550 506 467 500 7.1%
Papua New Guinea 835 798 712 900 26.4%
Philippines 186 193 208 200 -3.9%
Thailand 638 497 485 435 -10.3%
Vietnam 27 610 26 500 28 737 25 500 -11.3%
Yemen 185 150 138 125 -9.7%
Others 117 154 103 117 13.9%

Mexico & Central America 16 598 17 116 17 291 17 740 2.6%


Costa Rica 1 444 1 408 1 634 1 486 -9.0%
Cuba 107 101 100 100 0.2%
Dominican Republic 425 397 400 400 0.0%
El Salvador 506 669 552 623 12.9%
Guatemala 3 189 3 310 3 420 3 500 2.3%
Haiti 345 343 342 350 2.3%
Honduras 4 578 5 258 5 766 5 934 2.9%
Mexico 3 916 3 591 2 800 3 100 10.7%
Nicaragua 1 941 1 898 2 137 2 100 -1.7%
Panama 113 106 108 115 6.0%
Others 32 34 33 32 -2.0%

South America 72 828 69 954 68 951 74 420 7.9%


Bolivia 128 106 89 90 0.9%
Brazil 54 698 52 299 50 376 55 000 9.2%
Colombia 12 163 13 339 14 009 14 500 3.5%
Ecuador 666 644 644 600 -6.9%
Peru 4 338 2 883 3 301 3 800 15.1%
Venezuela 805 651 501 400 -20.2%
Others 30 31 30 30 0.3%
© International Coffee Organization
Data as at 6 January 2017 - next update April 2017

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2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16


Robusta Arabica Total Robusta Arabica Total Robusta Arabica Total Robusta Arabica Total Robusta Arabica Total Robusta Arabica Total

OCT 120,412 68,529 188,941 155,167 50,123 205,290 151,243 42,400 193,643 139,070 61,005 200,075 120,402 50,112 170,514 180,102 65,000 245,102

M I L L I O N
NOV 212,477 69,323 281,800 160,012 65,012 225,024 180,116 60,252 240,368 179,072 86,258 265,330 161,141 72,009 233,150 182,459 75,006 257,465

DEC 230,428 45,311 275,739 170,235 69,015 239,250 190,258 63,015 253,273 233,812 81,214 315,026 180,095 75,001 255,096 290,194 83,005 373,199

JAN 165,114 52,300 217,414 160,012 68,510 228,522 280,415 85,102 365,517 225,023 75,219 300,242 250,136 78,084 328,220 297,890 85,009 382,899

B A G S
FEB 160,006 53,107 213,113 165,009 90,018 255,027 260,219 75,200 335,419 290,234 72,816 363,050 245,016 65,055 310,071 277,457 75,047 352,504

B Y
MAR 155,001 52,176 207,177 106,105 85,658 191,763 240,005 71,018 311,023 325,123 60,217 385,340 220,147 60,144 280,291 202,819 72,037 274,856

APR 165,002 45,089 210,091 75,013 72,009 147,022 201,505 60,002 261,507 200,429 52,014 252,443 180,706 61,056 241,762 214,005 70,113 284,118

MAY 200,444 49,150 249,594 190,215 95,145 285,360 300,104 90,102 390,206 304,103 76,201 380,304 195,429 65,159 260,588 210,853 79,200 290,053

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JUN 321,793 52,087 373,880 252,148 80,146 332,294 310,184 87,106 397,290 293,100 76,650 369,750 295,125 70,058 365,183 230,004 65,002 295,006

JUL 360,901 53,104 414,005 320,125 79,164 399,289 330,014 109,010 439,024 250,176 60,146 310,322 385,182 75,237 460,419 235,009 50,148 285,157
T H E

AUG 286,903 52,009 338,912 270,125 70,103 340,228 300,147 89,100 389,247 215,975 65,235 281,210 342,059 75,004 417,063 242,313 48,555 290,868

SEP 243,899 52,000 295,899 200,136 65,158 265,294 260,553 75,802 336,355 175,474 54,301 229,775 268,701 55,000 323,701 202,106 68,054 270,160

TOTAL 2,622,380 644,185 3,266,565 2,224,302 890,061 3,114,363 3,004,763 908,109 3,912,872 2,831,591 821,276 3,652,867 2,844,139 801,919 3,646,058 2,765,211 836,176 3,601,387
C O F F E E

Source: UCDA
Y E A R B O O K
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T H E

Robusta Arabica Total


Month Quantity Value Quantity Value Quantity Value
C O F F E E

Oct-15 148,278 14,301,171 74,920 8,566,678 223,198 22,867,849

Nov-15 157,358 14,836,751 91,563 10,211,723 248,921 25,048,473

Dec-15 263,214 23,957,649 79,215 9,349,986 342,429 33,307,635


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Jan-16 257,330 22,889,563 77,397 9,235,915 334,727 32,125,478
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Feb-16 204,921 17,598,345 67,020 7,522,709 271,941 25,121,054


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Mar-16 166,153 13,697,794 81,645 9,376,222 247,798 23,074,015


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Apr-16 222,748 19,307,760 104,045 11,812,867 326,793 31,120,627

May-16 207,392 18,504,259 78,553 9,115,334 285,945 27,619,592

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Jun-16 201,382 18,555,784 64,268 7,898,402 265,650 26,454,186

Jul-16 218,643 20,830,637 49,507 6,148,032 268,150 26,978,669

Aug-16 244,882 24,613,694 46,177 5,480,297 291,059 30,093,991

M I L L I O N
Sep-16 142,859 14,562,566 66,097 8,302,114 208,956 22,864,680

Total 2,435,160 223,655,972 880,407 103,020,278 3,315,567 326,676,251

B A G S
Source: UCDA Database

B Y
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Table 3: Uganda’s Coffee Exports by Buyer by month in Coffee Year 2015/16 (Quantity in 60-kilo bags; market share in Percentages)

Mkt.
Buyer Oct-15 Nov-15 Dec-15 Jan-16 Feb-16 Mar-16 Apr-16 May-16 Jun-16 Jul-16 Aug-16 Sep-16 Total Cumm
Share
SUCAFINA 26,340 28,832 45,700 54,477 53,209 44,246 53,415 38,866 28,892 34,159 28,529 33,886 470,551 14.19 14.19
BERNHARD ROFOHOS 8,640 25,375 30,154 17,170 18,868 17,952 22,520 21,644 18,808 24,162 15,524 6,498 227,315 6.86 21.05

M I L L I O N
OLAM INTERNATIONAL 20,718 8,403 16,207 20,466 14,352 17,358 18,964 18,346 27,369 14,896 12,824 25,826 215,729 6.51 27.55
ALTASHEEL 17,150 14,350 25,900 25,200 6,660 18,900 18,550 29,050 22,720 23,100 9,450 211,030 6.36 33.92
SOCADEC S 16,158 12,202 15,702 13,285 21,135 20,885 22,041 11,223 8,520 17,718 14,548 9,966 183,383 5.53 39.45
ECOM AGRO 12,874 9,399 14,030 18,740 10,230 19,670 17,348 17,822 6,294 13,629 19,454 7,559 167,049 5.04 44.49

B A G S
STRAUSS C 7,668 8,265 8,745 18,483 10,885 8,320 12,790 11,270 10,685 12,354 14,250 10,040 133,755 4.03 48.52
VOLCAFE 2,692 3,484 9,948 9,600 11,758 12,965 16,309 18,000 6,675 20,852 12,876 5,977 131,136 3.96 52.48
ALDWAMI 3,500 11,550 22,400 7,700 6,650 12,950 14,700 8,750 19,600 11,200 119,000 3.59 56.07

B Y
ICONA CAFÉ 4,484 11,296 13,996 12,048 6,328 6,738 6,886 5,978 5,364 13,158 7,204 2,030 95,510 2.88 58.95
BERCHER COFFEE 7,360 3,840 3,966 10,712 14,024 2,282 7,932 2,616 13,320 13,026 6,652 7,430 93,160 2.81 61.76
ETC EXPORT TRADING 4,946 9,930 1,020 13,942 4,700 14,330 15,788 10,840 3,200 3,200 5,930 3,670 91,496 2.76 64.52
COFFETEA 2,460 3,500 14,000 14,334 14,320 1,060 14,000 14,000 7,360 85,034 2.56 67.08

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COEX COFFEE INTN’L 3,242 10,242 4,504 12,402 4,240 7,326 1,670 11,846 3,006 12,316 1,024 71,818 2.17 69.25
ABACO INTERNATIONAL 5,600 3,800 23,100 11,900 2,100 700 350 2,100 2,100 700 52,450 1.58 70.83
TATA COFFEE 6,367 3,445 2,320 5,270 8,040 8,980 1,450 4,320 5,110 4,900 50,202 1.51 72.34
T H E

LAVAZZA 4,800 4,800 4,190 5,760 4,800 3,700 3,308 2,620 1,280 9,880 45,138 1.36 73.71
LOUIS DREYFUS 5,984 3,910 5,473 1,990 4,856 668 9,044 2,036 1,370 4,554 3,150 1,704 44,739 1.35 75.05
TROPICORE 6,003 4,068 2,334 2,654 3,218 4,759 1,160 2,994 2,220 4,540 1,240 1,840 37,030 1.12 76.17
FALCON COMMODITIES 4,160 6,720 5,470 5,440 1,600 4,480 3,200 960 320 2,560 1,920 36,830 1.11 77.28
ELIMATHAHIB 2,420 4,200 8,400 8,750 3,150 1,750 1,400 51 53 6,650 36,824 1.11 78.39
C O F F E E

OUT SPAN MEXICO 11,200 3,200 1,920 14,400 4,800 311 35,831 1.08 79.47
INDUS COFFEE 1,600 7,260 5,020 7,524 6,628 1,800 4,398 1,500 35,730 1.08 80.55
HAMBURG 360 2,880 6,814 6,062 1,374 2,357 4,475 360 1,760 4,590 31,032 0.94 81.49
GUZMAN 3,960 2,322 1,654 2,004 2,672 2,624 2,318 1,988 2,958 2,330 998 1,650 27,478 0.83 82.32
NAMYANG DIARY PRODU 2,100 6,380 6,809 8,316 3,340 26,945 0.81 83.13
Y E A R B O O K

SUPREMO 1,060 4,590 710 3,100 1,350 3,160 1,350 1,070 1,380 2,040 3,410 680 23,900 0.72 83.85
ABU ASMA 5,800 6,700 2,250 4,400 1,550 2,150 22,850 0.69 84.54
GEBRE WESTHOFF 2,160 2,160 3,960 4,680 4,248 3,550 20,758 0.63 85.17
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GOLLUCKE 1,400 4,900 3,150 3,150 3,075 1,340 2,770 320 20,105 0.61 85.77
OTHERS 39,752 29,518 40,102 21,589 37,697 37,364 53,837 39,351 55,492 37,163 49,108 30,786 471,759 14.23 100.00
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Table 4: Quantity in 60-Kilo Bags; Value in US $; Unit Value in US $/Kilo


Robusta Arabica Total Robusta Arabica Weighted
Coffee Yr Quantity Value Quantity Value Quantity Value Unit Value
1990/91 1,924,319 105,733,784 160,948 15,647,712 2,085,267 121,381,496 0.92 1.62 0.97
C O F F E E

1991/92 1,884,183 91,742,542 169,034 12,813,523 2,053,217 104,556,065 0.81 1.26 0.85
1992/93 1,841,510 90,576,148 247,132 18,117,843 2,088,642 108,693,991 0.82 1.22 0.87
1993/94 2,471,960 192,307,120 533,245 81,351,730 3,005,205 273,658,850 1.3 2.54 1.52
1994/95 2,284,109 338,762,354 507,644 93,731,757 2,791,753 432,494,111 2.47 3.08 2.58
1995/96 3,762,347 345,136,777 386,456 43,779,380 4,148,803 388,916,157 1.53 1.89 1.56
Y E A R B O O K

1996/97 3,789,013 288,858,906 448,101 66,267,735 4,237,114 355,126,641 1.27 2.46 1.4

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1997/98 2,691,278 227,361,611 341,060 49,112,624 3,032,338 276,474,235 1.41 2.4 1.52
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1998/99 3,291,540 247,869,096 356,449 35,126,416 3,647,989 282,995,512 1.26 1.64 1.29
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1999/00 2,390,682 121,850,127 526,575 42,899,788 2,917,257 164,749,915 0.85 1.36 0.94
2000/01 2,617,777 79,703,961 456,996 25,072,463 3,074,773 104,776,424 0.51 0.91 0.57
2001/02 2,715,955 64,496,820 430,426 19,440,133 3,146,381 83,936,953 0.4 0.75 0.44
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2002/03 2,221,440 81,843,934 442,448 22,943,160 2,663,888 104,787,094 0.61 0.86 0.66
2003/04 1,979,353 82,611,561 543,689 33,093,283 2,523,042 115,704,844 0.7 1.01 0.76

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2004/05 1,986,890 105,833,286 518,000 56,262,950 2,504,890 162,096,236 0.89 1.81 1.08
2005/06 1,408,314 103,873,269 594,010 66,470,317 2,002,324 170,343,586 1.23 1.87 1.42
2006/07 2,144,482 192,779,546 559,754 63,801,298 2,704,236 256,580,844 1.5 1.9 1.58
2007/08 2,713,498 316,060,409 497,105 72,337,793 3,210,603 388,398,202 1.94 2.43 2.02
2008/09 2,405,137 212,848,980 648,551 78,912,759 3,053,688 291,761,739 1.47 2.03 1.59

M I L L I O N
2009/10 1,957,400 163,484,690 711,571 103,230,931 2,668,971 266,715,621 1.39 2.42 1.67
2010/11 2,484,013 294,606,045 665,410 154,284,625 3,149,423 448,890,670 1.98 3.86 2.38
2011/12 1,904,176 223,976,023 822,073 168,722,105 2,726,249 392,698,128 1.96 3.42 2.4
2012/13 2,781,478 317,728,861 801,151 114,965,197 3,582,629 432,694,058 1.9 2.39 2.01

B A G S
2013/14 2,735,020 285,614,846 764,809 108,307,489 3,499,829 393,922,335 1.74 2.36 1.88
2014/15 2,722,636 288,389,791 733,216 122,160,149 3,455,852 410,549,940 1.77 2.78 1.98

B Y
2015/16 2,435,160 223,655,972 880,407 103,020,278 3,315,567 326,676,251 1.53 1.95 1.64
Average 2,443,987 195,681,018 528,702 68,148,978 2,958,975 261,316,146 1.31 2.01 1.44

2 0 2 0
Source: UCDA Database
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Table 5: Coffee Exports by Exporter by Month in Coffee Year 2015/16 (Quantity in 60-Kilo Bags; Market Share in Percentage)
Market
Cummulative
Id_No Name of Exporter Oct-15 Nov-15 Dec-15 Jan-16 Feb-16 Mar-16 Apr-16 May-16 Jun-16 Jul-16 Aug-16 Sep-16 Total Share
105 Ugacof (U) Ltd 30,842 31,598 49,330 57,357 55,421 49,672 56,143 40,150 29,528 34,367 28,581 33,218 496,207 14.97 14.97
11 Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd. 16,426 28,123 39,908 51,476 45,577 37,008 50,291 54,488 27,882 40,646 42,391 34,735 468,951 14.14 29.11
294 Ideal Commodities Ltd 17,716 22,206 38,716 33,500 19,622 13,415 26,617 25,290 24,394 25,730 35,916 18,100 301,222 9.09 38.19
203 Olam (U) Ltd 25,985 22,948 31,474 26,987 20,402 20,788 18,935 24,566 27,893 11,476 11,712 24,794 267,960 8.08 46.28
289 Export Trading Group Company Ltd. 17,776 13,790 16,520 14,302 12,760 15,930 24,368 28,100 26,818 13,532 19,124 27,212 230,232 6.94 53.22

M I L L I O N
119 Ibero (U) Ltd 9,880 21,695 27,124 17,170 18,868 17,952 22,520 21,294 18,808 24,162 15,524 6,498 221,495 6.68 59.90
170 Kawacom (U) Ltd 20,334 16,959 14,650 19,060 12,850 22,000 22,118 19,072 10,814 17,913 25,084 9,329 210,183 6.34 66.24
293 Besmark (U) Ltd 12,342 8,886 7,324 13,498 11,694 3,682 15,608 2,301 25,580 18,330 13,776 10,894 143,915 4.34 70.58
140 Kampala Domestic Store 4,470 11,682 25,357 14,674 5,802 8,712 9,040 2,240 5,084 12,178 13,186 1,860 114,285 3.45 74.03
212 Great Lakes (U) Ltd 7,800 9,000 10,910 9,720 7,100 11,660 12,520 10,160 4,920 6,200 8,440 7,720 106,150 3.20 77.23

B A G S
295 Ishaka Quality Commodities Ltd 7,760 5,890 14,140 14,030 5,520 3,368 9,650 11,385 12,490 10,190 5,968 5,606 105,997 3.20 80.43
281 Commodity Solutions 6,890 6,028 5,902 15,242 9,197 6,966 9,080 17,202 11,010 15,372 2,768 105,657 3.19 83.61
240 Savannah Commodities Ltd. 5,145 10,462 14,350 11,324 12,246 7,008 6,870 6,140 2,410 6,152 14,106 2,038 98,251 2.96 86.58

B Y
266 LD Commodities 12,744 3,766 4,259 2,322 4,870 2,004 11,368 3,740 5,738 5,778 10,572 7,800 74,961 2.26 88.84
264 Ankole Coffee Processors 1,200 4,670 3,958 4,240 4,630 5,860 3,524 5,280 1,500 2,410 6,842 1,160 45,274 1.37 90.20
263 Coffee World Ltd 2,632 5,994 10,546 6,006 3,318 2,700 1,962 4,284 2,647 1,028 320 41,437 1.25 91.45
262 Ankole Coffee Producers Cooperative Union 6,286 4,886 1,920 2,296 1,280 1,600 3,950 640 1,940 6,626 5,980 3,250 40,654 1.23 92.68
32 Nakana Coffee Factory 710 2,840 5,602 3,824 4,710 3,678 6,120 680 4,050 1,958 998 320 35,490 1.07 93.75

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277 Risala (U) Ltd 5,800 6,700 2,250 4,400 1,550 3,050 1,550 2,550 2,000 950 1,000 31,800 0.96 94.71
296 Karaz (U) Ltd. 350 350 3,945 1,050 1,400 1,840 2,498 1,609 1,315 3,523 2,800 1,770 22,450 0.68 95.39
306 Sena Indo Company Ltd. 900 600 3,360 2,325 1,145 4,155 1,450 3,200 1,980 1,800 1,415 22,330 0.67 96.06
229 Kaweri Coffee Plantation 2,240 3,960 320 640 960 2,268 1,920 2,660 2,574 320 1,600 1,414 20,876 0.63 96.69
T H E

314 Bakhisons Trading Company Ltd. 1,400 1,050 2,100 1,005 2,384 2,320 1,988 2,750 1,624 16,621 0.50 97.19
4 Banyankole Kweterana Coop Union 660 2,088 2,250 1,034 670 710 1,324 660 2,656 1,638 690 14,380 0.43 97.62
157 Mbale Importers and Exporters 2,940 700 1,310 356 350 1,960 703 1,346 1,340 960 1,310 13,275 0.40 98.02
320 Bulamu Coffee Buyers Ltd. 660 3,248 994 330 1,986 1,650 1,336 10,204 0.31 98.33
107 Bakwanye Trading Company Ltd. 700 1,294 3,242 1,600 320 974 320 960 9,410 0.28 98.62
302 Kibinge Coffee Farm Ltd. 320 2,240 640 640 1,600 320 960 640 100 7,460 0.22 98.84
C O F F E E

322 Touton (U) Ltd. 2,520 2,310 1,320 6,150 0.19 99.03
313 NUCAFE Ltd. 970 320 640 320 320 640 640 8 634 650 320 5,462 0.16 99.19
12 Zigoti Coffee Works 350 1,327 1,307 334 720 974 320 5,332 0.16 99.35
282 Bukonzho Joint CooperativeSociety 320 320 320 320 320 320 570 320 640 640 960 5,050 0.15 99.50
258 Kamba Petroleum 960 670 1,990 3,620 0.11 99.61
237 Gumutindo Cooperative Society 120 320 960 570 640 269 493 126 3,498 0.11 99.72
319 Pearl Crops Ltd. 640 640 305 670 976 3,231 0.10 99.82
Y E A R B O O K

309 Fairlop Global Company Ltd. 330 1,320 994 2,644 0.08 99.90
321 Platinum Commodities 330 660 320 1,310 0.04 99.94
298 Shiba Investments 332 350 682 0.02 99.96
255 Nile Arabica Coffee Farmers Association 520 520 0.02 99.97
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326 Soperbian Internationa Company Ltd. 307 158 465 0.01 99.99
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311 Bakhita Twase Trading Company Ltd. 100 2 102 0.00 100.00
291 Katumba Development Trust 17 17 34 0.00 100.00

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Total 223,198 248,921 342,429 334,727 271,941 247,798 326,793 285,945 265,650 268,150 291,059 208,956 3,315,567 100.00
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Table 6: Average monthly Prices paid to Farmers and buyers from July
1992 to Sep 2016
Shs Sh./$ $

BOU
Robusta Robusta Arabica Average Robusta Robusta Arabica
MONTH
Kiboko FAQ Parchment Ex.Rate Kiboko FAQ Parchment
Sh/Kg
Jul-92 210 420 499 1,177.86 0.18 0.36 0.42
Aug-92 220 440 500 1,185.29 0.19 0.37 0.42
Sep-92 215 400 502 1,185.15 0.18 0.34 0.42
Oct-92 225 450 510 1,181.07 0.19 0.38 0.43
Nov-92 250 500 550 1,196.34 0.21 0.42 0.46
Dec-92 300 600 563 1,213.93 0.25 0.49 0.46
Jan-93 300 600 606 1,217.12 0.25 0.49 0.50
Feb-93 270 540 605 1,217.09 0.22 0.44 0.50
Mar-93 280 560 605 1,217.52 0.23 0.46 0.50
Apr-93 270 540 607 1,218.09 0.22 0.44 0.50
May-93 275 550 597 1,213.27 0.23 0.45 0.49
Jun-93 270 540 600 1,199.09 0.23 0.45 0.50
Jul-93 300 600 608 1,197.57 0.25 0.50 0.51
Aug-93 320 640 645 1,196.65 0.27 0.53 0.54
Sep-93 350 700 700 1,181.99 0.30 0.59 0.59
Oct-93 350 800 773 1,170.84 0.30 0.68 0.66
Nov-93 325 650 775 1,165.01 0.28 0.56 0.67
Dec-93 400 900 770 1,146.00 0.35 0.79 0.67
Jan-94 500 900 950 1,112.71 0.45 0.81 0.85
Feb-94 600 1,100 1,200 1,047.22 0.57 1.05 1.15
Mar-94 650 1,200 1,350 1,079.22 0.60 1.11 1.25
Apr-94 650 1,200 1,450 1,007.03 0.65 1.19 1.44
May-94 700 1,200 1,450 965.71 0.72 1.24 1.50
Jun-94 650 1,300 1,550 962.59 0.68 1.35 1.61
Jul-94 950 1,900 1,600 967.07 0.98 1.96 1.65
Aug-94 1,100 2,200 1,900 921.38 1.19 2.39 2.06
Sep-94 1,000 2,150 2,000 920.79 1.09 2.33 2.17
Oct-94 750 1,650 1,800 919.78 0.82 1.79 1.96
Nov-94 825 1,925 2,100 920.14 0.90 2.09 2.28
Dec-94 800 1,600 1,900 929.75 0.86 1.72 2.04
Jan-95 850 1,700 1,650 925.04 0.92 1.84 1.78
Feb-95 900 1,800 1,500 925.53 0.97 1.94 1.62
Mar-95 800 1,750 1,475 927.04 0.86 1.89 1.59
Apr-95 775 1,700 1,475 928.83 0.83 1.83 1.59
May-95 825 1,750 1,500 941.02 0.88 1.86 1.59
Jun-95 900 1,800 1,550 964.81 0.93 1.87 1.61
Jul-95 950 1,900 1,550 968.93 0.98 1.96 1.60
Aug-95 900 1,850 1,435 970.03 0.93 1.91 1.48
Sep-95 750 1,600 1,435 977.70 0.77 1.64 1.47
Oct-95 725 1,680 1,365 1,043.38 0.69 1.61 1.31

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Shs Sh./$ $
BOU
Robusta Robusta Arabica Average Robusta Robusta Arabica
MONTH
Kiboko FAQ Parchment Ex.Rate Sh/ Kiboko FAQ Parchment
Kg
Nov-95 825 1,730 1,265 1,028.30 0.80 1.68 1.23
Dec-95 718 1,380 1,220 1,023.25 0.70 1.35 1.19
Jan-96 600 1,350 1,000 1,017.72 0.59 1.33 0.98
Feb-96 700 1,400 1,300 1,022.37 0.68 1.37 1.27
Mar-96 700 1,450 1,300 1,016.60 0.69 1.43 1.28
Apr-96 650 1,450 1,325 1,013.56 0.64 1.43 1.31
May-96 600 1,350 1,250 1,018.00 0.59 1.33 1.23
Jun-96 550 1,325 1,300 1,041.36 0.53 1.27 1.25
Jul-96 500 1,200 1,325 1,055.44 0.47 1.14 1.26
Aug-96 450 1,000 1,250 1,067.44 0.42 0.94 1.17
Sep-96 500 1,100 1,300 1,074.97 0.47 1.02 1.21
Oct-96 450 900 1,150 1,105.05 0.41 0.81 1.04
Nov-96 400 850 1,100 1,081.48 0.37 0.79 1.02
Dec-96 350 800 1,050 1,030.35 0.34 0.78 1.02
Jan-97 550 1,150 1,350 1,044.85 0.53 1.10 1.29
Feb-97 650 1,400 1,650 1,033.11 0.63 1.36 1.60
Mar-97 600 1,325 1,550 1,024.95 0.59 1.29 1.51
Apr-97 700 1,400 1,750 1,046.46 0.67 1.34 1.67
May-97 800 1,750 2,250 1,065.30 0.75 1.64 2.11
Jun-97 625 1,450 1,850 1,067.59 0.59 1.36 1.73
Jul-97 600 1,500 2,350 1,068.02 0.56 1.40 2.20
Aug-97 550 1,250 2,150 1,098.17 0.50 1.14 1.96
Sep-97 600 1,225 2,100 1,117.12 0.54 1.10 1.88
Oct-97 550 1,250 2,000 1,140.40 0.48 1.10 1.75
Nov-97 600 1,300 2,000 1,147.19 0.52 1.13 1.74
Dec-97 650 1,350 2,050 1,142.94 0.57 1.18 1.79
Jan-98 725 1,600 2,430 1,148.07 0.63 1.39 2.12
Feb-98 750 1,650 2,450 1,152.52 0.65 1.43 2.13
Mar-98 780 1,750 2,675 1,152.39 0.68 1.52 2.32
Apr-98 860 1,765 2,200 1,174.51 0.73 1.50 1.87
May-98 845 1,690 2,150 1,223.48 0.69 1.38 1.76
Jun-98 725 1,500 1,890 1,231.02 0.59 1.22 1.54
Jul-98 650 1,400 1,900 1,235.02 0.53 1.13 1.54
Aug-98 700 1,550 1,800 1,244.37 0.56 1.25 1.45
Sep-98 750 1,700 1,750 1,284.84 0.58 1.32 1.36
Oct-98 600 1,250 2,100 1,314.19 0.46 0.95 1.60
Nov-98 620 1,300 2,150 1,353.82 0.46 0.96 1.59
Dec-98 600 1,300 2,150 1,368.44 0.44 0.95 1.57
Jan-99 630 1,420 2,010 1,369.21 0.46 1.04 1.47
Feb-99 650 1,425 1,940 1,377.35 0.47 1.03 1.41
Mar-99 615 1,450 1,780 1,381.16 0.45 1.05 1.29
Apr-99 625 1,600 1,650 1,449.73 0.43 1.10 1.14
May-99 575 1,450 1,650 1,518.97 0.38 0.95 1.09
Jun-99 500 1,325 1,450 1,447.22 0.35 0.92 1.00
Jul-99 575 1,250 1,025 1,454.51 0.40 0.86 0.70
Aug-99 710 1,395 1,250 1,463.40 0.49 0.95 0.85
Sep-99 700 1,325 950 1,491.67 0.47 0.89 0.64

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Shs Sh./$ $
BOU
Robusta Robusta Arabica Average Robusta Robusta Arabica
MONTH
Kiboko FAQ Parchment Ex.Rate Kiboko FAQ Parchment
Sh/Kg
Oct-99 625 1,350 950 1,507.80 0.41 0.90 0.63
Nov-99 625 1,400 1,550 1,503.54 0.42 0.93 1.03
Dec-99 600 1,400 1,600 1,502.47 0.40 0.93 1.06
Jan-00 525 1,350 1,700 1,525.75 0.34 0.88 1.11
Feb-00 600 1,400 1,700 1,519.43 0.39 0.92 1.12
Mar-00 400 1,250 1,750 1,513.68 0.26 0.83 1.16
Apr-00 350 950 1,650 1,525.86 0.23 0.62 1.08
May-00 350 1,100 1,425 1,579.67 0.22 0.70 0.90
Jun-00 375 950 1,400 1,565.57 0.24 0.61 0.89
Jul-00 425 950 1,300 1,596.42 0.27 0.60 0.81
Aug-00 375 950 1,300 1,676.30 0.22 0.57 0.78
Sep-00 425 950 1,300 1,770.51 0.24 0.54 0.73
Oct-00 300 975 1,300 1,826.59 0.16 0.53 0.71
Nov-00 300 790 1,300 1,850.26 0.16 0.43 0.70
Dec-00 300 725 1,500 1,783.67 0.17 0.41 0.84
Jan-01 325 750 1,350 1,830.44 0.18 0.41 0.74
Feb-01 300 770 1,250 1,742.97 0.17 0.44 0.72
Mar-01 325 765 1,300 1,753.79 0.19 0.44 0.74
Apr-01 265 665 1,200 1,773.82 0.15 0.37 0.68
May-01 280 680 1,200 1,782.68 0.16 0.38 0.67
Jun-01 265 680 1,200 1,767.64 0.15 0.38 0.68
Jul-01 200 550 900 1,725.74 0.12 0.32 0.52
Aug-01 150 500 950 1,750.61 0.09 0.29 0.54
Sep-01 150 450 950 1,752.90 0.09 0.26 0.54
Oct-01 165 450 850 1,737.69 0.09 0.26 0.49
Nov-01 165 400 800 1,736.22 0.10 0.23 0.46
Dec-01 165 425 850 1,713.41 0.10 0.25 0.50
Jan-02 190 415 850 1,738.74 0.11 0.24 0.49
Feb-02 240 450 1,100 1,741.44 0.14 0.26 0.63
Mar-02 200 680 1,200 1,771.03 0.11 0.38 0.68
Apr-02 325 710 1,100 1,792.19 0.18 0.40 0.61
May-02 330 710 1,100 1,797.59 0.18 0.39 0.61
Jun-02 310 690 1,015 1,797.17 0.17 0.38 0.56
Jul-02 300 595 965 1,802.83 0.17 0.33 0.54
Aug-02 255 640 1,075 1,805.83 0.14 0.35 0.60
Sep-02 300 612 1,040 1,812.64 0.17 0.34 0.57
Oct-02 280 675 1,200 1,827.20 0.15 0.37 0.66
Nov-02 525 1,025 1,200 1,832.32 0.29 0.56 0.65
Dec-02 550 1,200 1,250 1,845.01 0.30 0.65 0.68
Jan-03 600 1,250 1,175 1,867.69 0.32 0.67 0.63
Feb-03 530 1,035 1,225 1,883.78 0.28 0.55 0.65
Mar-03 600 1,180 1,150 1,944.45 0.31 0.61 0.59
Apr-03 600 1,200 1,200 1,976.53 0.30 0.61 0.61
May-03 575 1,200 1,250 1,997.85 0.29 0.60 0.63
Jun-03 500 1,000 1,250 1,998.23 0.25 0.50 0.63
Jul-03 500 1,000 1,225 1,995.28 0.25 0.50 0.61
Aug-03 537 1,075 1,200 1,998.49 0.27 0.54 0.60

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Shs Sh./$ $
BOU
Robusta Robusta Arabica Average Robusta Robusta Arabica
MONTH
Kiboko FAQ Parchment Ex.Rate Kiboko FAQ Parchment
Sh/Kg
Sep-03 525 1,100 1,150 1,993.55 0.26 0.55 0.58
Oct-03 525 1,200 1,350 1,990.46 0.26 0.60 0.68
Nov-03 425 1,035 1,350 1,974.49 0.22 0.52 0.68
Dec-03 500 1,065 1,350 1,973.15 0.25 0.54 0.68
Jan-04 600 1,350 1,600 1,938.16 0.31 0.70 0.83
Feb-04 500 1,100 1,400 1,865.06 0.27 0.59 0.75
Mar-04 600 1,200 1,600 1,926.65 0.31 0.62 0.83
Apr-04 575 1,050 1,375 1,971.78 0.29 0.53 0.70
May-04 500 1,100 1,400 1,851.00 0.27 0.59 0.76
Jun-04 500 1,100 1,400 1,816.52 0.28 0.61 0.77
Jul-04 450 995 1,325 1,748.26 0.26 0.57 0.76
Aug-04 430 940 1,300 1,731.51 0.25 0.54 0.75
Sep-04 425 945 1,225 1,721.17 0.25 0.55 0.71
Oct-04 375 880 1,325 1,735.44 0.22 0.51 0.76
Nov-04 375 950 1,375 1,730.89 0.22 0.55 0.79
Dec-04 475 1,000 1,900 1,738.02 0.27 0.58 1.09
Jan-05 450 1,025 2,000 1,732.01 0.26 0.59 1.15
Feb-05 525 1,150 2,050 1,711.07 0.31 0.67 1.20
Mar-05 620 1,425 2,100 1,711.23 0.36 0.83 1.23
Apr-04 675 1,655 2,400 1,777.68 0.38 0.93 1.35
May-05 850 1,850 2,450 1,775.62 0.48 1.04 1.38
Jun-05 850 1,935 2,450 1,738.32 0.49 1.11 1.41
Jul-05 850 1,850 2,450 1,752.12 0.49 1.06 1.40
Aug-05 650 1,550 2,200 1,814.86 0.36 0.85 1.21
Sep-05 600 1,300 2,100 1,844.67 0.33 0.70 1.14
Oct-05 775 1,650 2,350 1,856.80 0.42 0.89 1.27
Nov-05 975 1,860 2,350 1,834.54 0.53 1.01 1.28
Dec-05 1,000 2,000 2,350 1,816.13 0.55 1.10 1.29
Jan-06 1,000 2,075 2,600 1,819.12 0.55 1.14 1.43
Feb-06 900 1,900 2,450 1,815.84 0.50 1.05 1.35
Mar-06 675 1,775 2,200 1,820.00 0.37 0.98 1.21
Apr-06 700 1,800 2,300 1,827.48 0.38 0.98 1.26
May-06 700 1,800 2,100 1,836.34 0.38 0.98 1.14
Jun-06 850 1,900 2,100 1,859.95 0.46 1.02 1.13
Jul-06 700 1,750 2,100 1,857.72 0.38 0.94 1.13
Aug-06 850 2,000 2,150 1,847.74 0.46 1.08 1.16
Sep-06 850 1,850 2,150 1,854.68 0.46 1.00 1.16
Oct-06 1,025 2,100 2,250 1,843.43 0.56 1.14 1.22
Nov-06 950 1,850 2,250 1,818.85 0.52 1.02 1.24
Dec-06 950 1,975 2,150 1,775.33 0.54 1.11 1.21
Jan-07 1,025 2,000 2,250 1,792.28 0.57 1.12 1.26
Feb-07 1,000 2,100 2,400 1,751.68 0.57 1.20 1.37
Mar-07 1,000 2,050 2,450 1,750.68 0.57 1.17 1.40
Apr-07 850 1,900 2,270 1,728.89 0.49 1.10 1.31
May-07 900 1,900 2,250 1,695.15 0.53 1.12 1.33
Jun-07 1,000 2,000 2,400 1,643.57 0.61 1.22 1.46
Jul-07 1,200 2,400 2,500 1,652.87 0.73 1.45 1.51

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Shs Sh./$ $
BOU
Robusta Robusta Arabica Average Robusta Robusta Arabica
MONTH
Kiboko FAQ Parchment Ex.Rate Kiboko FAQ Parchment
Sh/Kg
Aug-07 1,100 2,100 2,500 1,737.43 0.63 1.21 1.44
Sep-07 1,100 2,100 2,700 1,762.83 0.62 1.19 1.53
Oct-07 1,200 2,200 2,500 1,747.17 0.69 1.26 1.43
Nov-07 1,250 2,200 2,700 1,707.73 0.73 1.29 1.58
Dec-07 1,200 2,500 2,700 1,747.17 0.69 1.43 1.55
Jan-08 1,250 2,450 2,525 1,710.59 0.73 1.43 1.48
Feb-08 1,530 3,000 3,000 1,707.34 0.90 1.76 1.76
Mar-08 1,275 2,950 3,050 1,683.74 0.76 1.75 1.81
Apr-08 1,375 2,800 2,900 1,686.68 0.82 1.66 1.72
May-08 1,275 2,635 2,800 1,647.68 0.77 1.60 1.70
Jun-08 1,375 2,825 2,900 1,600.74 0.86 1.76 1.81
Jul-08 1,300 2,810 2,700 1,633.94 0.80 1.72 1.65
Aug-08 1,350 2,850 2,800 1,623.62 0.83 1.76 1.72
Sep-08 1,275 2,775 2,700 1,645.01 0.78 1.69 1.64
Oct-08 975 2,300 2,600 1,838.66 0.53 1.25 1.41
Nov-08 1,025 2,300 2,600 1,910.13 0.54 1.20 1.36
Dec-08 1,000 2,400 2,600 1,956.19 0.51 1.23 1.33
Jan-09 1,180 2,500 2,445 1,975.97 0.60 1.27 1.24
Feb-09 1,350 2,400 2,500 1,965.45 0.69 1.22 1.27
Mar-09 1,000 2,400 2,300 2,059.21 0.49 1.17 1.12
Apr-09 1,050 2,300 2,700 2,175.61 0.48 1.06 1.24
May-09 1,100 2,300 2,600 2,247.68 0.49 1.02 1.16
Jun-09 950 1,950 2,500 2,137.18 0.44 0.91 1.17
Jul-09 950 1,950 2,500 2,110.77 0.45 0.92 1.18
Aug-09 900 2,200 2,500 2,071.67 0.43 1.06 1.21
Sep-09 800 2,200 2,900 1,961.90 0.41 1.12 1.48
Oct-09 1,050 2,225 2,800 1,898.28 0.55 1.17 1.48
Nov-09 1,000 2,000 3,300 1,873.78 0.53 1.07 1.76
Dec-09 850 1,850 3,250 1,896.64 0.45 0.98 1.71
Jan-10 1,150 2,200 3,700 1,935.63 0.59 1.14 1.91
Feb-10 1,150 2,200 3,500 1,996.54 0.58 1.10 1.75
Mar-10 1,100 2,100 3,500 2,086.37 0.53 1.01 1.68
Apr-10 950 2,100 3,350 2,083.00 0.46 1.01 1.61
May-10 1,200 2,450 3,600 2,147.60 0.56 1.14 1.68
Jun-10 1,400 2,800 3,650 2,257.44 0.62 1.24 1.62
Jul-10 1,500 2,900 5,000 2,257.29 0.66 1.28 2.22
Aug-10 1,500 3,000 4,500 2,230.94 0.67 1.34 2.02
Sep-10 1,300 2,800 4,500 2,251.30 0.58 1.24 2.00
Oct-10 1,450 2,900 4,500 2,264.84 0.64 1.28 1.99
Nov-10 1,500 3,000 4,900 2,288.87 0.66 1.31 2.14
Dec-10 1,850 3,750 5,750 2,251.30 0.82 1.67 2.55
Jan-11 1,950 3,850 6,200 2,333.14 0.84 1.65 2.66
Feb-11 1,800 3,700 6,750 2,340.91 0.77 1.58 2.88
Mar-11 1,500 3,400 10,000 2,393.31 0.63 1.42 4.18
Apr-11 1,900 3,850 8,850 2,367.59 0.80 1.63 3.74
May-11 2,000 4,300 9,500 2,387.70 0.84 1.80 3.98
Jun-11 1,900 4,650 8,500 2,461.01 0.77 1.89 3.45

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Shs Sh./$ $
BOU
Robusta Robusta Arabica Average Robusta Robusta Arabica
MONTH
Kiboko FAQ Parchment Ex.Rate Kiboko FAQ Parchment
Sh/Kg
Jul-11 2,250 4,250 8,500 2,587.23 0.87 1.64 3.29
Aug-11 2,250 4,350 8,000 2,753.23 0.82 1.58 2.91
Sep-11 2,250 4,350 8,000 2,814.02 0.80 1.55 2.84
Oct-11 2,250 4,250 9,000 2,805.32 0.80 1.51 3.21
Nov-11 2,100 4,050 7,500 2,582.18 0.81 1.57 2.90
Dec-11 2,100 4,000 7,000 2,461.19 0.85 1.63 2.84
Jan-12 1,900 4,000 7,000 2,414.19 0.79 1.66 2.90
Feb-12 1,900 4,000 6,500 2,327.97 0.82 1.72 2.79
Mar-12 1,500 3,300 5,250 2,485.02 0.60 1.33 2.11
Apr-12 1,600 3,200 5,250 2,506.21 0.64 1.28 2.09
May-12 1,500 4,000 5,300 2,479.05 0.61 1.61 2.14
Jun-12 1,500 4,000 5,300 2,484.36 0.60 1.61 2.13
Jul-12 1,750 4,200 4,500 2,474.47 0.71 1.70 1.82
Aug-12 2,000 4,000 4,700 2,492.04 0.80 1.61 1.89
Sep-12 2,000 4,250 4,400 2,515.88 0.79 1.69 1.75
Oct-12 2,150 4,200 4,400 2,579.43 0.83 1.63 1.71
Nov-12 2,250 4,250 4,400 2,622.95 0.86 1.62 1.68
Dec-12 2,100 4,150 4,750 2,673.48 0.79 1.55 1.78
Jan-13 1,800 4,100 4,500 2,683.79 0.67 1.53 1.68
Feb-13 2,000 4,300 4,300 2,657.55 0.75 1.62 1.62
Mar-13 2,250 4,450 4,250 2,636.90 0.85 1.69 1.61
Apr-13 2,230 4,400 4,300 2,578.01 0.87 1.71 1.67
May-13 2,250 4,150 4,400 2,586.11 0.87 1.60 1.70
Jun-13 1,900 4,000 4,400 2,593.08 0.73 1.54 1.70
Jul-13 1,900 3,850 4,250 2,588.90 0.73 1.49 1.64
Aug-13 1,900 3,800 4,000 2,578.87 0.74 1.47 1.55
Sep-13 1,900 3,800 4,000 2,568.86 0.74 1.48 1.56
Oct-13 1,400 3,150 3,200 2,534.39 0.55 1.24 1.26
Nov-13 1,400 3,200 3,250 2,523.00 0.55 1.27 1.29
Dec-13 1,250 3,200 3,150 2,512.14 0.50 1.27 1.25
Jan-14 1,400 3,270 3,300 2,499.90 0.56 1.31 1.32
Feb-14 1,550 3,650 4,450 2,471.96 0.63 1.48 1.80
Mar-14 1,600 3,900 6,250 2,534.20 0.63 1.54 2.47
Apr-14 1,700 4,000 6,450 2,529.80 0.67 1.58 2.55
May-14 1,350 3,700 6,300 2,532.40 0.53 1.46 2.49
Jun-14 1,600 3,900 6,050 2,580.96 0.62 1.51 2.34
Jul-14 2,150 4,250 6,150 2,633.50 0.82 1.61 2.34
Aug-14 2,100 4,200 6,000 2,612.50 0.80 1.61 2.30
Sep-14 2,350 4,450 6,150 2,618.80 0.90 1.70 2.35
Oct-14 2,350 4,550 7,400 2,680.51 0.88 1.70 2.76
Nov-14 2,150 4,250 6,750 2,734.20 0.79 1.55 2.47
Dec-14 2,100 4,200 6,250 2,768.80 0.76 1.52 2.26
Jan-15 2,100 4,200 6,050 2,860.70 0.73 1.47 2.11
Feb-15 2,100 4,000 5,750 2,868.58 0.73 1.39 2.00
Mar-15 1,900 3,900 5,750 2,951.74 0.64 1.32 1.95
Apr-15 2,100 4,150 6,250 2,995.60 0.70 1.39 2.09
May-15 2,200 4,320 5,600 3,007.60 0.73 1.44 1.86

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Shs Sh./$ $
BOU
Robusta Robusta Arabica Average Robusta Robusta Arabica
MONTH
Kiboko FAQ Parchment Ex.Rate Kiboko FAQ Parchment
Sh/Kg
Jun-15 2,250 4,500 5,750 3,199.90 0.70 1.41 1.80
Jul-15 2,200 4,350 5,850 3,360.09 0.65 1.29 1.74
Aug-15 2,200 4,500 6,250 3,548.25 0.62 1.27 1.76
Sep-15 2,150 4,250 5,750 3,667.50 0.59 1.16 1.57
Oct-15 2,350 4,500 5,600 3,636.00 0.65 1.24 1.54
Nov-15 2,350 4,400 5,250 3,429.00 0.69 1.28 1.53
Dec-15 2,150 4,350 5,200 3,362.49 0.64 1 1.55
Jan-16 2,100 4,000 5,000 3,451.21 0.61 1.16 1.45
Feb-16 2,100 4,000 5,000 3,435.11 0.61 1.16 1.46
Mar-16 2,100 4,000 4,800 3,365.50 0.62 1.19 1.43
Apr-16 2,100 4,150 4,250 3,343.57 0.63 1.24 1.27
May-16 2,200 4,600 5,250 3,348.90 0.66 1.37 1.57
Jun-16 2,350 5,000 5,320 3,367.99 0.70 1.48 1.58
Jul-16 2,300 4,850 5,150 3,379.29 0.68 1.44 1.52
Aug-16 2,200 4,550 5,550 3,373.54 0.65 1.35 1.65
Sep-16 2,200 4,550 5,550 3,381.85 0.65 1.35 1.64

Source: UCDA Database

This year has seen prolonged dry spells in most of the coffee
growing areas. The areas of Masaka and Western Uganda,
currently the biggest producers of coffee, were hardest hit. This
impacted the coffee at flowering stage (i.e. abortion of flowers);
at the filling of the berries stage (i.e., poor filling); and has
therefore negatively impacted coffee yield in general.
President-UCF
MUKASA LUZINDA FRED

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Table 7: Buyers of Uganda Coffee by quantity, market share by month for Coffee Year 2015/16
(Quantity in 60-Kilo bags; Market Share in Percentage)

Mkt.
Buyer Oct-15 Nov-15 Dec-15 Jan-16 Feb-16 Mar-16 Apr-16 May-16 Jun-16 Jul-16 Aug-16 Sep-16 Total Cumm.
Share
SUCAFINA 26,340 28,832 45,700 54,477 53,209 44,246 53,415 38,866 28,892 34,159 28,529 33,886 470,551 14.19 14.19

M I L L I O N
BERNHARD ROF 8,640 25,375 30,154 17,170 18,868 17,952 22,520 21,644 18,808 24,162 15,524 6,498 227,315 6.86 21.05
OLAM INTERNAT 20,718 8,403 16,207 20,466 14,352 17,358 18,964 18,346 27,369 14,896 12,824 25,826 215,729 6.51 27.55
ALTASHEEL 17,150 14,350 25,900 25,200 6,660 18,900 18,550 29,050 22,720 23,100 9,450 211,030 6.36 33.92
SOCADEC S 16,158 12,202 15,702 13,285 21,135 20,885 22,041 11,223 8,520 17,718 14,548 9,966 183,383 5.53 39.45
ECOM AGRO 12,874 9,399 14,030 18,740 10,230 19,670 17,348 17,822 6,294 13,629 19,454 7,559 167,049 5.04 44.49

B A G S
STRAUSS C 7,668 8,265 8,745 18,483 10,885 8,320 12,790 11,270 10,685 12,354 14,250 10,040 133,755 4.03 48.52
VOLCAFE 2,692 3,484 9,948 9,600 11,758 12,965 16,309 18,000 6,675 20,852 12,876 5,977 131,136 3.96 52.48

B Y
ALDWAMI 3,500 11,550 22,400 7,700 6,650 12,950 14,700 8,750 19,600 11,200 119,000 3.59 56.07
ICONA CAFÉ 4,484 11,296 13,996 12,048 6,328 6,738 6,886 5,978 5,364 13,158 7,204 2,030 95,510 2.88 58.95
BERCHER COFFE 7,360 3,840 3,966 10,712 14,024 2,282 7,932 2,616 13,320 13,026 6,652 7,430 93,160 2.81 61.76
ETC EXPORT TRA 4,946 9,930 1,020 13,942 4,700 14,330 15,788 10,840 3,200 3,200 5,930 3,670 91,496 2.76 64.52

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COFFETEA 2,460 3,500 14,000 14,334 14,320 1,060 14,000 14,000 7,360 85,034 2.56 67.08
COEX COFFEE IN 3,242 10,242 4,504 12,402 4,240 7,326 1,670 11,846 3,006 12,316 1,024 71,818 2.17 69.25
ABACO INTERNA 5,600 3,800 23,100 11,900 2,100 700 350 2,100 2,100 700 52,450 1.58 70.83
TATA COFFEE 6,367 3,445 2,320 5,270 8,040 8,980 1,450 4,320 5,110 4,900 50,202 1.51 72.34
T H E

LAVAZZA 4,800 4,800 4,190 5,760 4,800 3,700 3,308 2,620 1,280 9,880 45,138 1.36 73.71
LOUIS DREYFUS 5,984 3,910 5,473 1,990 4,856 668 9,044 2,036 1,370 4,554 3,150 1,704 44,739 1.35 75.05
TROPICORE 6,003 4,068 2,334 2,654 3,218 4,759 1,160 2,994 2,220 4,540 1,240 1,840 37,030 1.12 76.17
FALCON COMM 4,160 6,720 5,470 5,440 1,600 4,480 3,200 960 320 2,560 1,920 36,830 1.11 77.28
ELIMATHAHIB 2,420 4,200 8,400 8,750 3,150 1,750 1,400
C O F F E E

51 53 6,650 36,824 1.11 78.39


OUT SPAN MEXICO 11,200 3,200 1,920 14,400 4,800 311 35,831 1.08 79.47
INDUS COFFEE 1,600 7,260 5,020 7,524 6,628 1,800 4,398 1,500 35,730 1.08 80.55
HAMBURG 360 2,880 6,814 6,062 1,374 2,357 4,475 360 1,760 4,590 31,032 0.94 81.49
GUZMAN 3,960 2,322 1,654 2,004 2,672 2,624 2,318 1,988 2,958 2,330 998 1,650 27,478 0.83 82.32
NAMYANG DIAR 2,100 6,380 6,809 8,316 3,340 26,945 0.81 83.13
Y E A R B O O K

SUPREMO 1,060 4,590 710 3,100 1,350 3,160 1,350 1,070 1,380 2,040 3,410 680 23,900 0.72 83.85
ABU ASMA 5,800 6,700 2,250 4,400 1,550 2,150 22,850 0.69 84.54
GEBRE WESTHOFF 2,160 2,160 3,960 4,680 4,248 3,550 20,758 0.63 85.17
GOLLUCKE 1,400 4,900 3,150 3,150 3,075 1,340 2,770 320 20,105 0.61 85.77
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OTHERS 39,752 29,518 40,102 21,589 37,697 37,364 53,837 39,351 55,492 37,163 49,108 30,786 471,759 14.23 100.00
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Total 223,198 248,921 342,429 334,727 271,941 247,798 326,793 285,945 265,650 268,150 291,059 208,956 3,315,567 100

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Table 8: Uganda’s Coffee Exports by Destination by month for Coffee Year 2015/16 (Quantity in 60-kilo bags)

Mkt.
Destination Oct-15 Nov-15 Dec-15 Jan-16 Feb-16 Mar-16 Apr-16 May-16 Jun-16 Jul-16 Aug-16 Sep-16 Total Cumm.
Share
C O F F E E

EU 149,531 167,059 210,676 231,528 207,406 178,061 241,932 182,472 175,211 212,341 175,607 129,812 2,261,636 68.21 68.21
SUDAN 34,740 36,380 83,014 61,444 22,700 2,200 30,100 43,990 36,782 19,600 61,250 23,770 455,970 13.75 81.97
USA 10,284 29,702 13,410 13,164 19,870 17,590 14,396 8,398 2,283 10,380 8,600 5,108 153,185 4.62 86.59
INDIA 7,907 4,945 6,740 1,900 1,820 18,070 15,670 20,724 12,538 12,200 19,988 9,030 131,532 3.97 90.55
MOROCCO 4,914 4,814 6,504 3,872 2,616 2,900 3,242 4,469 1,656 2,950 1,992 3,270 43,199 1.30 91.86
Y E A R B O O K

SOUTH KOREA 2,400 6,377 7,709 420 10,787 620 9,040 3,466 40,819 1.23 93.09

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TUNISIA 16,390 20,160 36,550 1.10 94.19
RUSSIA 2,260 3,890 1,920 1,290 4,490 4,680 1,940 3,220 1,620 4,820 2,580 32,710 0.99 95.18
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1,282 941 1,510 2,560 2,760 3,200 3,188 2,240 2,880 2,240 420 3,200 26,421 0.80 95.97
AFRICA
ISREAL 320 640 1,620 3,880 1,940 960 2,935 4,264 4,250 3,200 1,600 25,609 0.77 96.74
SWITZERLAND 5,990 3,454 1,500 2,212 2,495 3,637 900 600 6 994 320 22,108 0.67 97.41
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JAPAN 320 1,220 600 520 2,100 4,040 3,340 3,290 1,090 1,600 1,860 19,980 0.60 98.01
CHINA 1,620 2,900 900 320 1,447 4,210 1,290 1,240 620 1,280 1,940 300 18,067 0.54 98.56

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UK 640 1,580 1,900 960 1,200 960 320 320 640 2,240 10,760 0.32 98.88
SINGAPORE 350 974 2,880 2,310 988 640 926 640 9,708 0.29 99.18
VIETNUM 640 640 1,350 320 4,373 7,323 0.22 99.40
ALGERIA 4,145 1,920 6,065 0.18 99.58
AUSTRALIA 640 320 860 320 960 1,280 4,380 0.13 99.71

M I L L I O N
NEW ZEALAND 3,810 320 4,130 0.12 99.84
EGYPT 320 640 540 270 810 2,580 0.08 99.91
CANADA 640 320 326 1,286 0.04 99.95

B A G S
TURKEY 307 51 53 158 320 889 0.03 99.98
KENYA 660 660 0.02 100.00

B Y
Total 223,198 248,921 342,429 334,727 271,941 247,798 326,793 285,945 265,650 268,150 291,059 208,956 3,315,567 100

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Right from seed


Very profitable indeed
Farmers, traders, processors
and exporters
Generations have survived on
coffee
Aged or young survive on coffee
Fellow Ugandans, focus
It’s upon us
To achieve coffee vision 2020.

Take my hand, his and hers


It’s how it works
Work in groups for better
outputs
Good farming practices, a must
For increased yields and
incomes
Coffee and quality are a team
Ah! No quality, no team.

Good coffee is a pleasure


Good friends are a treasure
Before coffee am a poor
subsistence farmer
After, I’m a wealthy farmer
It’s not just a beverage
By: Angella Mary Nansamba It’s a cup of health and wealth

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Our Vision WHAT IS


production and trade in
Uganda
UCF
Our Mission
Engage and work with all stakeholders
[esp. UCDA, NUCAFE, COREC] in the

Our Goal
Sustain and increase volumes and quality of traded

The UCF caters for the interests of all those involved

providing a forum for discussion of all issues that

of the federation are to provide representation

all matters that pertain to their operations and to


provide a common forum for private sector interests

Strategic Objectives that will underpin


the Association plans:
businesses.

and exported.

3. Professional competition, good camaraderie and industry


cohesion.

value chain information.

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UCF MEMBER BENEFITS

The federation has set up a system


aimed at rendering a range of services
to its members, which include.
• Facilitating policy dialogue on related issues on behalf of the
trade and industry in Uganda. We monitor policy trends and ensure that the
interests of the sector are taken care of through a constructive consultation
process.

• Coordination of trade related issues on behalf of the industry for the

• Provision of vital trade information that is critical to the trade activities of

a monthly newsletter.

• Provide Networking opportunities for members through such activities as the


CEO Forum, dinners and other special events.

• Coordination of training –aimed at enhancing the skills of its members

internationally (areas including marketing quality and documentation.

• Technical advice on related matters.

• Programmes aimed at enhancing the quality of Ugandan including


monitoring of members adherence to the UCTF code of conduct.

• Arbitration services aimed at resolving disputes regarding contracts entered

may choose to use such services.

• Promotion of Uganda Did you know that the Uganda home-

world, between Kampala and Washington D.C?

Uganda Coffee Federation


2nd Floor, Coffee House. Plot 35, Jinja Road. Tel: 0414-343692 / 77.
Email: ucf@ugandacoffeetrade.com.

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Java House
Coffee Shop
9 Luthuli Avenue
The Village Mall,
Plot 3 Bandali Rise,
Cafes in Kampala
Kampala, Uganda
+256754870870

Cafe Javas 1000 Cups of Coffee


40-42 Bombo Road,
Plot 18 Buganda Road,
Kampala, Uganda
Kampala, Uganda
+256 41 4235135

La Pattiserrie Cafe Pap Cafesserie


Acacia Mall, Kisementi,
13B Parliament Avenue Acacia Mall, Kisementi,
Kampala, Uganda
Garden City Shopping Mall, Kampala, Uganda
+256 794 571 827
+256 41 4254570 +256 776 012777

The Bistro Restaurant Endiro Coffee Coffee At Last


Mobutu Road, Makindye
Plot 15, Cooper Road Cooper Road Plot 23B, Hill after Hospice,
Kisementi - Kololo Kampala, Uganda Kampala, Uganda
+256 757 247 876 +256 31 251532 +256 704 263333

Inyamat Restaurant
and Cafe Prunes
Plot 34 Capital Shoppers Ntinda, Wampewo Avenue
Kampala 00256, Uganda Plot 8 kololo, Kampala
+256 393 106 606 P.O.Box 35863, Uganda
+256 772 712002

Cafe Mocca
56 Pilkington Road,
Kampala, Uganda
+256 713 134672

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Advertisers Index
Kyagalanyi Coffee Inside Front Cover
Spedag Page 1
MTK Uganda Limited 2
Stanbic Bank 4-5
Great Lakes Coffee 8-9
PSI Logistics 12-13
UGACOF 18-19
LDC Uganda Limited 24-25
Kawacom Uganda Limited 32-33
BrazAfric Enterprises Limited 36-37
Cafe Pap 43
Olam Coffee 48-49
Volcafe Uganda 55
Ideal Coffee 60-61
Ankole Coffee Producers Cooperative Union Inside Back Cover
UCDA Back Cover

On behalf of the board, Members and Management


of Uganda Coffee Federation (UCF), I wish to convey
our sincere appreciation for your support towards
the publication of the coffee year book 2015/2016.
The online version will be available in March 2017 on
www.ugandacoffeefederation.org.

Betty Namwagala - Editor

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ANKOLE COFFEE PRODUCERS


COOPERATIVE UNION LIMITED (ACPCU)

ANKOLE COFFEE PRODUCERS


COOPERATIVE UNION LIMITED, HEAD
OFFICE AND GRADING FACTORY IN
KABWOHE SHEEMA DISTRICT

WHO WE ARE:
Ankole Coffee Producers Co-operative Union Ltd
(ACPCU) is a coffee trading and exporting cooperative
operating in seven districts of Southwestern Uganda.
Founded by 10 primary cooperative societies in 2006,
we presently have 25 Primary Cooperative Societies
with about 10,500 individual farmers, engaged in the
production of both Robusta, and Arabica coffee. Most of
our farmers are both fair-trade and organic certified.
We boast of an excellent processing plant, competent
human resources, strategic logistics location, and
warehousing capacity. The Union offers a wide range
of services to the members through Training in good
agronomic practices, Bulk
marketing, Provision of farm
Inputs, giving out improved coffee
seedlings and capacity building to
society leaders.
ACPCU prides itself in our
corporate social responsibility that
puts the lives of the communities
where we operate at the core, thus
making us, a center of excellence
with back-to-back awards and
ACPCU was recognized as the most coffee
recognition from both public and quality compliant exporter in 2012/2013
private organisations. and one of the top mid-sized companies In
Uganda 2015/2016

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Uganda Coffee
Development Authority
VISION MISSION
To promote and oversee
Making Uganda the development of the
coffee sub-sector through
a distinguished production of clean planting
producer of materials, support to research,
high value coffee value addition, quality assurance
and timely dissemination
of market information to
stakeholders
OBJECTIVES SERVICES RENDERED

Promote, monitor and improve


marketing of coffee to optimise foreign Support coffee development through
exchange and farmers’ earnings production extension services

Ensure that the quality of coffee Identity priority areas for investment
exports meet Internation standards in the coffe industry

Promote coffe as a value added product Support production of clean planting


materials through coffee research
Promote domestic consuption of and nurseries development
Uganda coffee
Provide price and production forecasts
Harmonise activities of coffee sub-sector
associations in line with industry goals Register and license coffee sector players

Policy analysis and developement Maintain a register of sales contracts


Provide regulatory and quality assurance
services during buying, processing
& marketing
Promote coffee value addition

UCDA Celebrating 25 years!


Coffee house,
Plot 35, Jinja Road P.O. Box 7267, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256-41-4-256940, +256-31-2-260470 Fax: 256-41-4-232912
E-mail:ucda@ugandacoffee.org website:http//www.ugandacoffee

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