“…With Farmer groups, comes unity and strength against fraudulent middlemen. We will help establish and train groups of coffee growers’ best practices in this business and provide market for your coffee in this area.” This and more were revealed by JKCC to farmers of Kabasuma Coffee Farmers and Traders Association in Kireku, Bbanda Mityana District.
JKCC has advised Coffee farmers in Buikwe District to consider adding value to their coffee for good quality as they improve their standards of living.
JKCC has challenged Luwule farmers to form groups that will enable them share ideas and ease the process of acquiring skills in good agricultural practices. This would enable farmers improve coffee quality, quantity and collectively fight the pests and diseases.
JKCC has urged the Kkumbya farmers in Mpigi District to maintain the quality of their coffee by practicing good agronomic practices since good quality coffee directly translates to better prices.
As a way of curbing unemployment rate for youths that is currently three times that of adults in Uganda, JKCC has given out farm tools and equipment to youths. The boost is intended to interest youths into coffee growing and coffee value chain business that is predominantly ran by aged farmers.
JKCC has today hosted a delegation from Korea International Agribusiness Development Institute (KADI). The engagement was premised at what JKCC does the coffee business and how best JKCC can tap on to the Korean coffee market to boost the Ugandan economy.
Coffee farmers in Nanziga and Maya villages of Wakiso District have cried out loud to JKCC to run to their rescue over the increasing Coffee wilt disease that is drastically affecting their coffee.
Uganda is the largest coffee exporters in Africa and coffee is its most important export commodity yet the coffee farmers are the poorest. JKCC having the core objective of increasing production and productivity and eradicate poverty amongst traditional smallholder coffee farmers. Ultimately, Uganda intends to increase the overall coffee production from 5 million bags to date, to 20 million bags by 2030.
In Uganda, coffee farming is the main source of income for many families yet over 80 percent of these families are still living below the poverty line.
“…Growing up in a coffee farming family was an inspiration for me to venture into the business.” Ssegawa John Bosco a youthful farmer from Mpenja -Gomba District narrates.