Uganda has climbed to 7th position in the latest global rankings of the 10 top coffee producers in the world.
This revelation has been made by Dr. Emmanuel Iyamulemye, the Managing Director at Uganda Coffee Development Authority via his Twitter handle.
Iyamulemye was quoting the International Coffee Organization production figures for 2020/21 that saw Uganda rise from 8th to 7th position.
“Uganda’s coffee story is entering an exciting phase,” Iyamulemye said.
He adds that with the Coffee Act now in place, “we expect accelerated growth in the sector. We will work with all sector players to ensure quality, improve productivity, grow domestic consumption and support coffee farmers, both large & small-holders, to thrive.”
Uganda’s Coffee exports for the 12 months (Financial year 2020/21) amounted to 6,078,638 60-kilo bags worth US$ 559.26 million compared to 5,105,881-kilo bags valued at US$ 496.28 million the previous year (Financial Year 2019/20).
This represents 19.05% and 12.69% increase in both quantity and value respectively. The total quantity of exports in 12 months was the highest in 30 years.