Contact Person: Emmanuel Iyamulemye Niyibigira, Managing Director. Email: email@example.com.
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: Gerald Katabazi, CEO & Founder. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Description: Coffee processor, exporter and deals in handcrafted roasted beans, green bean sourcing and barista training in East Africa.
Description: FAO works with different stakeholders to promote cocoa and coffee value chains in Uganda.
Contact Person: Leopold Mumbere, Regional Coffee and Cocoa Director in East Africa. Mob: +243990 956 184. Email: email@example.com
Contact Person: Stan Lietaer, Coffee and Cocoa Business Development (Uganda). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Established in: 1958 under the name “Vredeseilenanden” in Belgium and since 1995 in Uganda under the name “VECO”.
Award: VUFO’s Certificate of Merit in 2021 (https://vietnam.rikolto.org/en/news/rikolto-awarded-vufos-certificate-merit-2021)
Membership: Beyond Chocolate.
Partnership: Belgian Government, European Union, NAAC, AMEA, SHONA, DOEN foundation, Kyaninga Forest Foundation, SWT e.t.c.
Target beneficiaries: Smallholder coffee and cocoa farmers in Western Uganda (Albertine rift area).
Interest: To link up with all the relevant actors in coffee and cocoa, to see what is possible to contribute to sustainable growth in both value chains.
Description: Rikolto is an International NGO supporting smallholder farmers in different agricultural value chains, including coffee and cocoa. In the region, we have experience in both crops in DRC, and are looking to start up activities in Uganda. Rikolto uses a holistic agroforestry approach, making the smallholder farmer a valuable and resilient part of the value chain. We strengthen their linkage to markets and financial services, while applying Inclusive Business principles. Resilience requires a focus on food security, climate change mitigation and financial literacy.
Contact Person: Perez Mugizi.
Description: It processes and exports washed Arabica and natural Robusta coffee from central and western regions of Uganda. It works with over 8,000 farmers to produce quality.
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.
Description: UCTF’s vision is to have sustainable coffee production and trade in Uganda and its mission is to engage and work with all stakeholders to promote sustainable coffee production and trade to achieve its goal of sustaining and increasing volumes and quality of traded coffee.
Description: research development organization within agricultural sector including coffee.
Contact Person: Gustav Gonget, Managing Director. Mob: +256 783 480 124. Email: email@example.com.
Contact Person: Barbara Gonget, Administrator. Mob: +256 772 446 433. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Established in: 2018.
Founders: Gustav and Barbara Gonget.
Description: Equator Chocolate is among the first companies to add value to the locally grown cocoa beans to produce high quality chocolate for local and export purposes. The team aims at increasing visibility of the product brand; substitute imported chocolates in the country and increase export of locally finished products from Uganda. The firm currently participates in some MARKUP Project activities and events