UCDA Board

The UCDA Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the conduct of business and supervising Management, which is responsible for the day – to – day operations. The Board’s objective is to preserve UCDA’s institutional competitiveness as well as ensuring that the Authority operates in a reliable and safe manner.
The UCDA board of directors is industry based but more importantly a practical demonstration of the public-private partnership with representation from key stakeholders from government and the private sector. Its composition is as follows: Government – one (1) representative from each of the 3 ministries with a direct stake in coffee, namely: Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) – the parent Ministry; Ministry of Tourism, Trade and Industry (MTTI); and Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED); and the Private Sector – Farmers (2), Exporters (2), Roasters (1) and Processors (1). The Chairman of the Board is nominated by the Minister responsible for UCDA, and by default the Managing Director by virtual of his position is a member, bringing the total number to eleven

Present Membership

Mr. Perez Bukumunhe Chairman UCDA Board
Mr. John Nuwagaba Director Farmers
Prof. Julius Y.K. Zake Director Farmers
Ms. Rose Kato Director Processors
Mr. Michael Nuwagaba Director Processors
Mr. Fred Luzinda-Mukasa Director Exporters
Haji Ishak Lukenge Director Exporters
Mrs. Beatrice Byarugaba Director Ministry of Agriculture, Animal industry & Fisheries
Dr. Albert Musisi Director Ministry of Finance, Planning & Economic Development
Mr. Okot Okello Richard Director Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives
Dr. Emmanuel Iyamulemye Niyibigira Managing Director Uganda Coffee Development Authority


  • Ministries 
  • Departments and Agencies 
  • Private sector 
  • Development partners
  • Regional and int'l institutions
  • Research institutions 


  • Development Services
  • Business Development and Strategy Services
  • Quality and Regulation Services
  • Corporate Services


  • Agricultural market support
  • Climate action
  • Pests and diseases
  • Women in coffee
  • Sustainable livelihoods

Contact info

Coffee House,
Plot 35 Jinja Road,
P.O.Box 7267,Kampala, Uganda
Tel: (+256)-414-256940 / 312-260470
Fax: +256-414-256994