Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) in partnership with Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) and Uganda Cocoa Development Association yesterday held a consultative meeting with stakeholders in the cocoa value chain to review the draft East African Standards for cocoa developed under the EU-EAC Market Access Upgrade Programme (EU-EAC MARKUP). UCDA is the implementing partner for the EU-EAC MARKUP under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF).
Dr. Emmanuel Iyamulemye, Managing Director, Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) is representing Uganda at the 127th Session of the International Coffee Council as the main speaker. Uganda is a member of the Finance and Administration Committee and the Statistics Committee of the ICO.
Parliament passed the National Coffee Bill 2018 on Wednesday 5 August 2020 with some amendments.
The Bill seeks to repeal and replace the Uganda Coffee Development Authority Act, Cap. 325 enacted 29 years ago, which doesn't meet the current needs and long-term goals of farmers or Government. The current law only covers off-farm activities of marketing and processing, leaving on-farm activities like planting materials, nurseries, harvesting and post harvesting handling outside the scope of the law.
1 May 2020 Kampala, Uganda -- Following the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, H.E. the President instituted a National Taskforce team headed by Rt Hon Prime Minister to oversee all the donations to be given towards government to boost its efforts of combating COVID19 in the country by donating food and other items towards people made vurnerable due by COVID-19.
Following the presidential directive on the prevention measures for COVID-19, Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) put in place skeleton staff to maintain certification of coffee export during the lock down period.
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The China International Specialty Coffee Expo slated for 18 to 22 March 2020 has been postponed due to the outbreak of the Corona Virus. A new date will be advised. For updates check https://chinacoffeeexpo.coffee/
Kampala 7 January 2019 -- Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) has handed over gifts to the first winner of its ongoing #LoveUgCoffee campaign.
The winner, Mr. Ivan Winyi Tuesday morning received a hamper that included a pack of roasted Uganda Coffee, a Travel Mug, Key holder among other goodies by UCDA's Corporate Communications Manager, Mrs. Laura Walusimbi.
The handover took place at UCDA's head office at Coffee House.
The National Authorising Office (NAO) has issued clarifications regarding the full proposal submission for matching grants in the coffee and cocoa value chains development in Uganda. All pre-selected applicants planning to submit a full proposal under the call for proposals of the coffee and cocoa value chains development project should carefully review the objectives of the project. They should also ensure that their responses align to especially the requirement to demonstrate ability to export to the niche markets in the European Union and other ACP countries.
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