Agribusiness

Uganda Government certify 15 coffee producers to produce 118 MT of the seed

High standards have been laid for the farmers and producers to steer the country’s economy to their peak in the future.

Given the times East African country Uganda is in, following the robust improvement in coffee production, the government has been cautious to ensure that they remain to be a competitive coffee producer. There is still need of much work to be done for the production to go higher.

A number of campaigns to improve the effectiveness and efficiency in this area have been started. Other than seed planting campaigns, there are other measures on checking the effectiveness of production. The Parliament has given 15 coffee seed producers a green light to carry out major operations.

In the next three years, they have a task of producing over 118 metric tonnes of the seed. This will be an initiative to improve the production of coffee seeds for export trade.

The Government made a crucial decision in ensuring that quality producers are certified for the work. High quality coffee production was the apex of the selection as the country aims to keep their high status of quality seeds in the competitive market. This will improve their revenue as well with bags of excellent coffee beans being the reference point to their success.

The producers had a set of requirements laid for them to certify their credibility and accountability. The authorization to process and supply elite seeds to private coffee nursery operators is a vital aspect for farmers. Sus-standard seeds lower production and drain heavily the value of seeds sending the government into a loss and probably debt.

Agriculture is a backbone to the economy of Uganda and the country cannot afford to shy off investors in the sector due to cheap services and products from certified producers. High standards have been laid for the farmers and producers to steer the country’s economy to their peak in the future.

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