Contact Person: Emmanuel Iyamulemye Niyibigira, Managing Director. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Description: The Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) is a government agency responsible for regulating all “on” and “off” coffee farm activities. UCDA’s mission is to facilitate increase in quality coffee production, productivity, and consumption. The agency is also responsible for providing license to businesses that export coffee out of Uganda among other activities.
Contact Person: Mugenyi Musenze Robert, Ssenkulu (C.E.O). Mob: +256 752 612 516.
Contact Person: Sarah Nansubuga, Finance and Administration Officer. Mob: +256 703 642 480.
Product Brand: Emmwanyi Yaffe
Established in: 1997
Membership: Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU), Uganda Small and Medium Enterprises Association (USSMEA), Uganda Association
of Private Vocational Institutions (UGAPRIVI) and Uganda Larges Scale Farmers Association (ULFA) among others.
Partnership with: Ministry of Water and Environment, Ministry of Information Communication Technology, Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industries and Fisheries and Private Sector Foundation Uganda.
Networking Events: Uganda Coffee Day, Uganda Coffee Breakfasts, National Coffee Steering Committees and Uganda Trade Portal Development.
Interests: Access global market and increase visibility of the locally produced coffee and cocoa in Uganda.
Description: Through the Mmwanyi Terimba Programme, BUCADEF has been able to increase coffee production in the 26 Buganda Region Districts to 35% in 7 years. Cocoa has not been vibrant, however, now that the cocoa sector is getting amalgamated with UCDA, BUCADEF is also strategizing to get the cocoa producers publicized. BUCADEF is collaborating with selected Kiboko mills to bulk and process organized farmers’ coffee for value addition. BUCADEF is also into specialty coffee market, currently BUCADEF has groups of farmers wet-processing their coffee to meet the demands of specialty coffee market. The coffee that BUCADEF collects from the farmers is graded and marketed for its quantity and quality. BUCADEF has also ventured into roasting and has introduced Emmwanyi Yaffe coffee brand on the market to meet the growing demand of roast and ground coffee as well as to promote domestic coffee consumption.
Description: supports coffee and cocoa value chain farmers in Uganda in partnership with Rwenzori Farmers’ Cooperative Union (RFCU).
Contact: Delegation of the European Uganda to Uganda.
Description: EU supports different activities along the coffee and cocoa value chains among other sub-sectors in partnership with the Government of Uganda
Description: FAO works with different stakeholders to promote cocoa and coffee value chains in Uganda.
GPS Coordinates: 0.25744, 32.79181.
Contact Person: Arinaitwe Geoffrey, Director. Mob: +256 782 278 389. Email: email@example.com.
Contact Person: Chemutai Job, Cocoa. Mob: +256 787 168 395, +256 704 396 803.
Contact Person: Dr. Kagezi Godfrey, Coffee. Mob: +256 776 182 788, +256 704 182 788.
Description: NACORI develops coffee tissue plantlets which are being supplied to UCDA that latr distributes them to different certified nursery operators across the country.
Uganda Cooperative Alliance (UCA) Ltd is an umbrella organization for all cooperatives in Uganda established in 1961. It serves as the voice of the cooperative movement at both national and international level with a mandate to recommend to government on matters of policy relating to cooperatives arbitration (settlement of disputes) advocate.
Contact Person: Costantine Bwambale, Chairman. Mob: +256 772 482 248.
Contact Person: Tantine Masika, Secretary. Mob: +256 779 777 252.
Partners: Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU).
Description: Association that deals in cocoa nursery seedlings, agro-inputs and seek markets for its members. Its aim is to improve the quality of cocoa being produced and increase the production and export volumes of cocoa from Uganda.
Contact Person: Maniraguha Emmanuel, Chairman. Mob: +256 752 439 245.
Contact Person: Project Manager. Mob: +256 782 700 010.
Contact Person: Claire Mbambu, Administrator. Mob: +256 774 138 451.
Description: The aim of this project is to develop a vibrant and sustainable cocoa value chain in Bundibugyo district. It is a partnership between the Government of Uganda and the European Union through MARKUP initiative focused at addressing obstacles and challenges experienced in the cocoa value chain in relation to reduced production and productivity, harvest and post-harvest losses, market access and diversification into higher export markets for smallholders. The project will enhance market access to EU and other Africa Caribbean and Pacific countries by supporting private operators in the cocoa value chains to improve quality and quantity of the produce and retain premium prices for the same through niche export markets.
Literature on how to grow cocoa in Uganda (Webpage: https://naads.or.ug/crop/seeds/cocoa/).