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MARKUP: Clarification on proposal submissions for coffee and cocoa value chain project

The National Authorising Office (NAO) has issued clarifications regarding the full proposal submission for matching grants in the coffee and cocoa value chains development in Uganda. All pre-selected applicants planning to submit a full proposal under the call for proposals of the coffee and cocoa value chains development project should carefully review the objectives of the project. They should also ensure that their responses align to especially the requirement to demonstrate ability to export to the niche markets in the European Union and other ACP countries.

UCDA director tips Busoga farmers on producing quality coffee

The UCDA Director of Quality and Regulatory Services, Mr. Edmund Kananura, has commended coffee farmers in Busoga sub region for the improvement in the quality of coffee now being produced. He also tipped the farmers tips on coffee production. He emphasized that they should only harvest red ripe coffee cherries. In addition, they should dry the coffee on clean surfaces such as tarpaulin sheets. He told the farmers that the authority would soon distribute fertilizers to farmers in farmer groups and cooperatives if they have good agricultural practices.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Draft National Coffee Bill 2018



The process for the revision of the coffee sub-sector law began in August 2013 when Cabinet approved the National Coffee Policy, 2013. A Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) and consultative meetings were held and Cabinet approved the Principles for the revision of the Coffee Law in 2017.

Consultant to present Regulatory Impact Assessment report on cocoa subsector

The Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) is implementing the EU-EAC Market Access Upgrade Programme (MARKUP), financed under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF). The programme aims to assist Uganda to upgrade its coffee and cocoa value chains, with a quality export perspective and with focus on small holders. It supports the private and public sectors and involves research activities.

Over 100 turn up for EAC MARKUP Information Session on Matching Grant Scheme

Some of the participants at the EAC MARKUP Information Session on Matching Grant scheme for the Coffee and Cocoa Value Chains

A record one hundred and fifteen people turned up for the Information Session on the Matching Grant Scheme for the Coffee and Cocoa Value Chains under the EAC MARKUP project. The East African Community (EAC) Market Access Upgrade Programme (MARKUP) is a 4-year initiative funded by the European Union (EU), with co-financing from the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation (BMZ). It covers, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

UCDA labs get ISO 17025:2005 recognition

Uganda Coffee Development Authority’s laboratories have been recognized by Uganda National Bureau of Standards for competency in analysis and testing of coffee. This makes UCDA’s laboratories located at the UMA show ground in Lugogo and Coffee House the first coffee laboratories in Uganda to get recognized against an international standard for laboratory quality management system to ISO 17025:2005. The standard recognition is awarded to laboratories that have demonstrated that their management and technical operations meet the international standard requirements.

UCDA partners with Hoima Diocese to grow coffee

Uganda Coffee Development Authority and the Registered Trustees of Hoima Catholic Diocese have entered a partnership to promote coffee growing in the area. The Registered Trustees of Hoima Diocese is an association established by the diocese as her official socio-economic development arm. It is a non-political body with a mission to express God’s love for mankind by continuing Christ’s work and enabling each person to have life in abundance through programmes that meet the people’s needs.



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