By OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT | REPUBLIC OF UGANDA.
Source: UGANDA MEDIA CENTRE
President Yoweri Museveni has said that coffee is an anti-poverty crop for small-scale farmers in the country.
“Coffee is an anti-poverty crop for the small scale farmers. It is one of the correct crops for them. There is need to resolve the issue of challenges in production. I want the Uganda Coffee Development Authority to avail the technology for roasting, grinding and packaging coffee,” he said.
The President made the remarks yesterday at Kampala Serena Hotel when he addressed the one Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) 10th annual stakeholders meeting where he also launched the Coffee Roadmap. The event was held under the theme: ‘25 years of empowering lives’ as UCDA celebrated 25 years of its existence. The meeting attracted coffee farmers, processors, exporters, Uganda’s development partners and Members of Parliament who are on the Agriculture Sessional Committee of Parliament.