Last year, Brazil produced 58 million bags of coffee (60kgs each) while Vietnam 30 million bags of coffee. Uganda produced a paltry 4.7m bags. Uganda had plans to produce at least 20 million bags by 2020, a target it will not achieve
While meeting a team from Kyagalanyi coffee limited on Tuesday, the committee chairperson Janet Grace Okori-moe on Tuesday says that following the excitement and the mixed reactions of the bill, they will meet all interested parties in the coffee sector. She says they plan to meet experts, ordinary coffee growers and also visit areas where coffee is grown.
Byamukama was making reference to the ongoing discussion on the National Coffee bill 2018 which is currently being scrutinized by Parliament's Agriculture committee. The bill proposes the registration of farmers, capturing details of the size of land, the number of coffee trees and particulars of the farmers, coffee buyers and sellers among others.