Low consumption affecting Uganda coffee prices, incomes

Coffee consumers tasting the different types of coffee during the launch of Good African Coffee in Jinja recently. Experts say if local consumption is increased to 10 per cent from the current three per cent, Uganda will earn Shs7.7 trillion per year. PHOTO BY RACHEL MABALA

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Last week, Inspire Africa, Uganda Coffee Development Authority and Usaid Feed the Future launched a coffee consumption campaign with a view of boosting local consumption thereby creating more incomes for the farmers and government.

Kampala. For a long time Ugandans have been steered to believe that the coffee they grow is simply a cash crop. And with 80 per cent of the population involved in agriculture, coffee growing has been a mainstay and cash crop for most households in the country.

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