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Uganda’s Coffee Production Increases To Seven Million Bags

Uganda’s coffee production has increased by 56% from 4.46 million (60kg) bags in FY 2015/16 to 6.950 million (60 kg) bags in FY 2018/19, the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and. Fisheries (MAAIF) has revealed.

Coffee is Uganda’s principal export.

The volume of coffee exported also increased by 17% from 3.56 (60 kg) bags in FY 2015/16 to 4.17 million (60 kg) bags in FY 2018/19.

“The increase in production and export volumes is attributed to the long-standing replanting program that has been ongoing over the last 10 years to replace the stock lost to Coffee Wilt Disease and national plan to increase production from the current 4 million to 20 million bags by 2025,” the Ministry says.

It adds that coffee agro-processing is on the rise, with the last year witnessing an increase of 30 coffee processing hullers (from 548 in FY 2017/28 to 578 in FY 2018/19); an increase of 6 coffee roasters (from 17 in FY 2017/18 to 23 in FY 2018/19); and an increase of 12 export grading plants (from 24 in FY 2017/18 to 36 in FY 2018/19).

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One thought on “Uganda’s Coffee Production Increases To Seven Million Bags

  1. Mustafa Nasur Ajuga

    Hi Business Focus! Thank you for the snap short on Coffee Production, Export and Processing including Roasting. Great reporting.

    I am a Coffee Fun with a strong urge to develop a Coffee Brand to become synonymous with quality and Uganda.

    It will be great if you make available details of secondary processors and roasters.

    Best.

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