Uganda coffee experts have asked for regular training for coffee farmers in the line of trajectory to ensure the coffee quality standards are maintained to encourage the product’s consumption in the country’s regional markets.It’s estimated that Uganda exports around 4 million bags of coffee currently.
In 2014 and 2015, Uganda exported 3.5 million 60kg bags and 3.45 million 60kg bags compared to Ethiopia’s 2.97 million and 2.21 million bags respectively.The government, however, is keen to expand the target to export about 20 million bags of coffee by 2040 which calls for more training for quality assurance to make sure that the coffee is exported is of quality.
This is according to Joseph Nkandu, the executive director of the National Union of Coffee Agribusiness and Farm Enterprises (NUCAFE), during a training session of people handling coffee right from the farm to the shop, at the Omukago Café, on Buganda Road. Read more. Source | The Exchange