UGANDA's Robusta coffee is now being used as a benchmark for coffee from other countries in London. David Kiwanuka, Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) manager, quality, regulatory and information services says, Uganda's Robusta coffee has special attributes.
"It is grown on a high altitude than any other origins (species). It's not propagated by any genetic modification, but vegetatively multiplied by rooted cuttings and elite seed," he adds.
Robusta is generally cultivated with no application of chemical fertilisers, fungicides or pesticides. Uganda, being a natural home for Robusta coffee, it grows in a perfect environment with good soils and weather.
Robusta coffee has a hard bean which gives a very good roast. It has a mild soft sweet and neutral taste as well as properties ideal for survival of the crop throughout the year.
On 31st July 2012 the NUCAFE strategic plan 2012- 2016 was launched. This ceremony was plea sided by Minister of state for Agriculture, Honorable Professor Z. M Nyira.
During the ceremony Board Chairman Hon. Gerald Ssendaula and his Vice chairman Cyprian Bangirana were all present. See more in our photo gallery.