The Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) is set to embark on registering coffee farmers across the country in a bid to document the activity for proper planning.
Currently, there is no conclusive documented data that show the number of coffee farmers in Uganda and the prominent coffee types in Uganda. Mr Emanuel Lyamulemye, the UCDA managing director, said this exercise will start as a pilot project at the end of this month in Mukono District and later be rolled out to the entire country.
He revealed that in executing this exercise, they intend to use elite graduates in the community, who will use a newly developed application on smart phones to register farmers.
The exercise will capture a farmer’s bio data, location, farming practice, acreage, the number of trees, types of coffee being grown, the age of the coffee trees and other basic details. Read more. Source | Daily Monitor