Coffee farming offers Kizza a rich picking

Small hitches concerning little supply of coffee and theft are too small to stop him. His only worry is that washed coffee needs a steady supply of water and could be troublesome in dry areas. FILE PHOTO

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  • At 23, Isaaya Kizza now earns more than Shs100m an amount he never dreamed of, writes George Katongole.

Isaaya Kizza is a 23-year-old young man with a passion for coffee farming. He describes his love for farming as a “bitter-sweet love story”.
At the tender age of 19, Kizza began working on the farms neighbouring Nkokonjeru village in Buikwe District, during school holidays to supplement his pocket money at school.
Five years later, and a few lucky breaks along the way, he now exports about one tonne of washed Robusta coffee to Italy on top of managing Mabira Coffee Youth Investment Club, which is under Mabira Coffee Farmers Association.

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