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East Africa: How to Boost Coffee Yields Amid Harsh Weather Conditions

By Lominda Afedraru

Source: AllAfrica

Coffee is a major agricultural commodity in Africa, including Uganda. It is where most people derive their livelihood because it is mainly grown for commercial benefits.

The main type of coffee produced in Uganda is Robusta and it grows well in low altitude areas of central, eastern, western and southern Uganda up to 1,200 metres.

In Uganda, farmers are…


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Source: Uganda Coffee Federation

Photo credit: Uganda Coffee Federation website

Introducing Uganda Coffee

Uganda is one of the world’s major Robusta producers. Some Arabica is also grown in…


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Ethiopia's coffee is the latest victim of climate change



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30 Uganda coffee factories closed over unripe coffee

Source: The Independent Magazine, Uganda.

Hundreds of coffee farmers in districts of Lwengo, Sembabule, Masaka were left counting their losses after the Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) shut down thirty coffee factories last week over alleged unripe coffee.

The action has rendered…


Added by Sufian Ntambi on June 19, 2017 at 8:57am — No Comments

Kenya sleeps, Uganda wakes up and smells the coffee

By Charles Onyango-Obbo

Source: The East African

A few days ago, there was a story tucked away inside Kenya’s Standard newspaper.

It said coffee factories in western Kenya had closed, because farmers were no longer selling the beans to them. They were selling it to, wait for it, Uganda!

In Uganda, they were quoted saying, they were getting the equivalent of Ksh100 ($1) per kilo. At home, however, they were getting only…


Added by Sufian Ntambi on June 16, 2017 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Coffee and Climate Change

By Rita Yu

Source: CSR Asia

Coffee production and consumption have risen considerably over the past few decades, with 2.25 billion cups of coffee being consumed daily worldwide. But the future availability and price of coffee are going to be impacted by climate change and farmers who grow it may lose their livelihoods.

Coffee is cultivated mostly in developing countries along the “Bean Belt” – which comprises around 70 countries, including Brazil, Vietnam, Colombia,…


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Coffee Market Report – May 2017: Coffee prices continue to fall albeit at a lower rate

Source: International Coffee Organization (ICO)

Coffee prices continued to fall as the market remains well supplied and inventories in consuming countries are high as a result of strong exports in the first seven months of the coffee year. For the first time in three years, Colombian Milds traded above Other Milds. Finally, Conab have released their second estimate of production in Brazil for 2017/18, which they forecast is to decrease by 11.3% to 45.56 million bags compared to crop…


Added by Sufian Ntambi on June 14, 2017 at 9:38am — No Comments

Rainforest Alliance to merge with UTZ to form single certification body

By Michael Holder

Source: Business Green

Photo Credit: BusinessGreen website.

New supply chain sustainability certification organisation to continue under…


Added by Sufian Ntambi on June 13, 2017 at 9:49am — No Comments

What Sets East Africa Apart?

Written by Danielle Kilbride.

 Source: Perfect Daily Grind.

Ripe coffee cherries in Tanzania. Credit: Olam…


Added by Sufian Ntambi on June 12, 2017 at 8:43am — No Comments

Soil fertility status of coffee growing areas in Tanzania.

By:  Maro, G.P; Monyo, H; Nkya, E  &  Teri, J.M.

Source: Tanzania Coffee Research Institute (TaCRI).


The objective of this work was to review critically the relationship between soil fertility status and coffee productivity in the Tanzanian coffee growing areas. An inventory of soil-related information for the coffee areas in the country was made by TACRI through…


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Here's What Climate Change Looks Like To Uganda's Coffee Farmers



If you've ever bought coffee labeled "Uganda" and wondered what life is like in that faraway place where the beans were grown, now's your chance to see how climate change has affected the lives of Ugandan coffee farmers — through their own eyes.

Rising temperatures and prolonged drought can make coffee trees less productive and increase their exposure to pests and diseases. This is especially a problem in Uganda, where nearly…


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Women, jobseekers and young farmers in Embu urged to join Nestlé coffee project


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Kigali invites you to the "LET’S TALK COFFEE® RWANDA 2017" event.

Source: Let's Talk Coffee website.


Taking place June 7-11 in Kigali, Let’s Talk Coffee® Rwanda will unite coffee producers with specialty-coffee buyers, government officials, and baristas from around the world to discuss pressing issues in the coffee industry, strengthen business relationships, and…


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Boost for coffee growing as US body donates Sh200m

Source: The Citizen Newspaper

Moshi — Coffee growers at Manushi-Sinde cooperative society in Kilimanjaro Region have received another boost for their industry after the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) granted them Sh200 million.

The grant will be used to enhance the cultivation of the cash crop which has dropped in recent years due to falling producer prices locally and in the export market.…


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5 cups of coffee daily may keep liver cancer at bay

By Ians

Source: Indian Express

Drinking up to five cups of coffee a day may halve the risk of developing the most common form of primary liver cancer, researchers say.

The study, published in the journal BMJ Open, showed that the more coffee consumed, the greater was the protection against hepatocellular cancer (HCC) — the second leading cause of cancer death globally.

Drinking one cup more of caffeinated coffee a day was associated with a 20 per cent reduction in…


Added by Sufian Ntambi on May 29, 2017 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Europe, the Middle East and Africa Green Coffee Bean Extract Market 2017 Industry Trends, Sales, Supply, Demand, Analysis & Forecast 2021

By Arun Patil

Source: Mil-Tech

Green Coffee Bean Extract Market provides the industry overview with growth analysis and historical & futuristic cost, revenue, demand and supply data. Europe, the Middle East and Africa Green Coffee Bean Extract market is valued at USD XX million in 2017 and is expected to reach USD XX million by the end of 2022, growing at a CAGR of XX% between 2017 and…


Added by Sufian Ntambi on May 26, 2017 at 3:20pm — No Comments

New Rust-Resistant Hybrid Centroamericano Scores 90+ at Nicaragua CoE

By Nick Brown

Source: Daily Coffee News 

The Centroamerico F1 hybrid. World Coffee Research photo.

A new leaf-rust-resistant hybrid called …


Added by Sufian Ntambi on May 25, 2017 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Kenya: US Roasters to Raise Kenya's Coffee Imports 25 Per Cent

By Gerald Andae

Source: AllAfrica

American roasters are expected to raise coffee purchases from Kenya by a quarter to Sh3.5 billion annually after the country showcased its produce in the ongoing symposium in Seattle, US.

Coffee Directorate made a pitch for Kenya's specialty coffee during the exhibition to have the US, which pays a premium price for the commodity, increase its uptake 25 per cent.…


Added by Sufian Ntambi on May 24, 2017 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Kenya: Coffee Farmers Seek Assistance Over Delayed Payments

By Charles Wanyoro

Source: AllAfrica

Hundreds of coffee farmers in Embu County held demonstrations at Manyatta market, protesting delays in paying their dues.

The farmers - affiliated with the Mwiria, Kiini and Karuriri factories that form the giant Central Ngandori Coffee Cooperative Society - said other factories in the area had already received their payments.



Added by Sufian Ntambi on May 23, 2017 at 10:47am — No Comments

Tanzania to increase coffee production by 25 pct in 2021

Source: Xinhua/

Tanzania is set to increase coffee production from 80,000 tonnes this year to 100,000 tonnes by 2021, an official from the country’s coffee board said Friday.

Primus Kimario, Acting Director General, Tanzania Coffee Board (TCB) revealed this when speaking at the stakeholders meeting held here, saying the board is targeting to increase production by 20,000 tonnes of the cash crop in the next four years.



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