Directorate of Development Services

The directorate headed by a Director comprises 2 departments: (i) Extension and (ii) Technology Development. The first is responsible for providing extension services to farmers on Good Agricultural Practices and Agribusiness as well as technical services at the post-harvest level. The second department is responsible for facilitating the dissemination of research results in the field through regional and district officers and transfer of new technologies in order to increase productivity. The following programmes are undertaken.

a) Farmer Training and Extension Liaison
UCDA offers training programmes for nursery managers, farmers and processors through regional and district officers and study tours.

b) Coffee Replanting
i. Support coffee replanting to replace the old, diseased coffee trees with new genetically pure and higher yielding varieties by providing clean planting materials through coffee research and community based coffee nurseries.

ii. Introduce commercial coffee production in new and non-traditional areas of Uganda with particular emphasis in Mid-Northern Uganda.

iii. Collaborate with other stakeholders on mobilization, sensitization, technical preparation and follow-up on coffee nursery development, coffee replanting and productivity enhancement.

c) Technical Services
This involves provision of technical services and feedback to the sub-sector players on matters of quality improvement. Activities include inspection, licensing of factories and training for technicians in the processing chain as per The Coffee Regulations, 1994.
d) Coffee Research and Technology Development
The Technology Development department liaises with the National Coffee Research Institute (NaCORI) on specific programmes to mitigate against the effect of the Coffee Wilt Disease, other diseases and pests as well as climatic change.

Staff

1

Apollo T. Kamugisha

Director Development Services

2

Mike Butseya Maliro

Regional Manager-Elgon Region

3

Edward Lutaakome-Ssentamu

Regional Manager-Greater Masaka

4

Robert Tumwesigye 

Technical Extension Manager

5

Robert Nangatsa

Extension Manager

6

Jimmy Baluku

Regional Manager-Eastern Region

7

Isaac  Chepkurui          

Regional Manager-Northern Region

8

Liza M. Luseesa             

Regional Manager-Central Region

9

Moses Asiimwe

Regional Manager-Ankole Region

10

Emmanuel Tumwizere

Regional Manager-Rwenzori Region

11

Gerald Kyalo

Technology Development Manager

12

Alice Nasamba

Regional Coffee Technical Officer-Greater Masaka

13

Andama Otubo

Regional Coffee Technical Officer-Elgon Region

14

Mary Sally Kabasa

Regional Coffee Technical Officer-Western

15

Saphirah Kemigisha

Regional Coffee Technical Officer-Rwenzori Region

16

Beatrice Alela

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

17

Charles Etoma

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

18

Charles Nkugwa

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

19

Charles Wasswa

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

20

Daudi Kabagujuna Kabalega

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

21

David Isanga

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

22

David Kyomuhendo

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

23

David Mubiru

Regional  Coffee Extension Officer

24

Deus Mutabatiina

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

25

Dick Nuwamanya

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

26

Edgar Nabasa

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

27

Elizaphani Nkuutu

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

28

Ellyson Mwesigye

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

29

Herbert Amolo

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

30

Emilly Aloice Asiimwe

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

31

James Magona

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

32

Janny Winfred Oyella

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

33

Joseph Bindu

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

34

Joshua Kyagaba

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

35

Julius Kambasu

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

36

Mathew K. Kwikiriza

Ag. Regional Manager-Western Region

37

Peter Mwesige

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

38

Rauben Keimusya

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

39

Richard Kagimu

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

40

Robert John Matovu

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

41

Robert Museveni

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

42

Robert Ssentamu

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

43

Shamim Nassali

Administrative Assistant

44

Stephen Baligeya

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

45

Tracy Allen Najjuma

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

46

Victoria Chemutai

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

47

Wickliffe Katulinde

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

48

James Obwoya

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

49

Yowasi Muhereza

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

50

Anitah Owemigisha

Administrative Officer

51

Denis Wamala

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

52

Moses Arinda

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

53

Amazio Asea

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

54

Sedrach Muhangi

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

55

Peter Kibira

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

56

Praxeder Aturinda

Data Assistant

57

Julius Twiine

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

58

Edward Kulabirawo

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

59

Felix Muhire

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

60

Ivan Erimu

Regional Coffee Technical Officer-South Western

61

Matia Mugerwa

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

62

Gloria Ishimwe

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

63

Joseph Gombya

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

64

Godwin Amege

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

65

Tanasi Wancha

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

66

Andrew Akena

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

67

Rosemary Mukonyezi

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

68

Ronald Byamukama

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

69

Emmanuel Mutebi Jjuuko

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

70

Andrew Okello Awany

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

71

Shaffic Ssenyimba

Regional Coffee Technical Officer-Central

72

Ali Kazawula

Regional Coffee Technical Officer-Eastern

73

Simon Peter Ojolo

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

74

Winifred Nakiria

Regional Coffee Extension Officer

PARTNERSHIPS

  • Ministries 
  • Departments and Agencies 
  • Private sector 
  • Development partners
  • Regional and int'l institutions
  • Research institutions 

WHAT WE DO

  • Development Services
  • Business Development and Strategy Services
  • Quality and Regulation Services
  • Corporate Services

FOCUS AREAS

  • Agricultural market support
  • Climate action
  • Pests and diseases
  • Women in coffee
  • Sustainable livelihoods

Contact info

Coffee House,
Plot 35 Jinja Road,
P.O.Box 7267,Kampala, Uganda
Tel: (+256)-414-256940 / 312-260470
Fax: +256-414-256994