Uganda – specialty coffee development

Uganda ranks third in Africa and ninth in the world as a producer of coffee and coffee accounts for a large share of the country’s export earnings.
/~Uganda produces about 3.5m bags per year, of which 90% is robusta coffee and 10% arabica. Major export markets include Europe, Britain, and US. The country’s yields per hectare for robusta are approximately double those of its African competitors. All coffee is organic and some coffee-producing areas have been certified as organic by Swiss company Kray Kontrol.
Investment opportunities:
*    Production for specialty markets
*    Production of washed robusta coffee. This presents investors with potential for higher earnings than dry-processed coffee.
*    Coffee roasting: Though tied to niche markets, coffee roasting can be adopted to larger markets especially with the growing demand of Ugandan coffee in China.
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