The JKCC farming arm has engaged with its farmers and encouraged them to grow more coffee and leave the market issue to them.
JKCC was meeting farmers of Kangulumira in Mukono District. The CEO, Julius Kalulu encouraged farmer to join the coffee farming business and reap big as the market is readily available. “We all need to embrace the coffee farming business as Ugandans because the business is nolonger for mediocrity.” Said Kalulu
He asked the farmers to embrace the habit of having small registered groups and affiliate them to the already existing JKCC farmers’ group. Here they will be assured of ready market. He said that grants are given to organized groups encouraging them to grow coffee and JKCC will buy it from them at a handsome price.
JKCC General Supplies is a limited company that started in early 2017 and registered as an agricultural produce selling company and consultancy firm. It has grown and expanded over the years to accommodate coffee roasting, Agro-Processing innovations, export and Farmer support services.
The company has partners with different farmer groups in areas of Central Uganda, Kigezi and Eastern Uganda. JKCC is currently working with over 3700 farmers who are members in different affiliated associations dealing in Coffee, Maize, Vanilla, and other Cereals. JKCC boasts of a wealth of experience in Agri-business which makes us very competitive service providers and partners in the Agribusiness sector.
The employs modern efficient, practical but otherwise presumed impossible agri-business techniques. It empowers young, new and existing farmers with knowledge skills and skills on how to do profitable farming with affordable innovation and technology.
Farmers’ wing is Consortium of Central and Western Farmers Association (COCEWEFA) with over 3500 registered members in districts of Wakiso, Mukono, Luwero, Mityana, Masaka, Mpigi, Gomba, Kayunga, Rakai and Isingiro, Ntungamo, Bushenyi, Kisoro, Kanungu, Rukungiri, Ibanda.
This campaign comes at a time Uganda has relaunched an ambitious campaign to become the world’s third-largest exporter of coffee by 2025.
After shipping nearly 6 million 60-kilo bags in 2020, Africa’s largest coffee exporter says it can be done.
A new law which orders the registration of farmers and the enforcement of standards, plus the replacement of old trees with new ones are part of the measures to achieve the target.
In the current coffee year, the country expects to export 6.5 million bags out of a total harvest of 8 million.
After seeing millions of its Robusta coffee trees get decimated by a viral disease in the 1990s, Uganda’s scientists began breeding new, disease-resistant varieties.