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.