By: Egonda Emmanuel Anelka
An exhibition aimed at improving the quality of coffee in Elgon region was held yesterday in Buginyanya Sub County, Bulambuli District with a call on better coffee management practices by farmers.
The exhibition was held at Buginyanya Primary School and organized by Cafe Africa, a secretariat to the national coffee steering committee which is chaired by Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA). The Exhibition was held under the theme: ‘Renovate and Rehabilitate your Coffee, Every Tree Counts.’
Moses Mugume an official with Cafe Africa says the exhibitions dubbed ‘Coffee Shows’ bring together stakeholders in the coffee sector with the aim of creating awareness on the proper coffee management practises. Mugume says the coffee shows are held in all the coffee growing regions in Uganda and they target 30 Districts.
Mike Maliro the UCDA Regional Manager says that once farmers acquire skills in better coffee management, there will be increased productivity which will boost their income at household level.
Sarah Wekomba the Bulambuli District Woman Member of Parliament who was chief guest at the coffee show urged farmers to embrace good coffee practices with the knowledge they have acquired.
Michael Wandeba Sirikye a coffee farmer from Masira Sub County who attended the coffee show is optimistic that his yields will go up once they practise the knowledge they have attained.