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.
The JKCC farmer wing “Consortium of Central and Western Farmers Association (COCEWEFA)” has engaged coffee farmer leaders to forge ways of spreading roots deep on the ground to boost coffee farming.
For over a decade now, JKCC General Supplies Ltd is at the forefront of saving mother nature through partnership with local NGO’s to restore ecosystems in several districts of Uganda.
Recently, JKCC general supplies ltd embarked on a campaign to replace old trees with new ones as part of the measures to achieve the target. This campaign comes at a time Uganda has relaunched an ambitious campaign to become the world’s third-largest exporter of coffee by 2025.
As it’s a norm for JKCC of empowering the next generation of farmers with the relevant tools to maximize coffee growing and production, the team engaged in a one-day expo that took place at Sheraton Hotel.