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Less spacing for more coffee yields


Joseph Nkandu, Executive Director of NUCAFE (National Union of Coffee Agribusinesses and Farm Enterprises), and his wife, Dr Eva Nkandu, have dedicated one acre of their family coffee farm to an experiential learning and demonstration plot on which 1330 and thirty (1330) Robusta cloned coffee trees are growing.

It is the first experiment of its kind in Uganda and its name, Joseva, is derived from the proprietors’ names, Joseph and Eva.

The traditional practice in Uganda has been planting 450 coffee trees on the same size of land which the couple believes should be revised by planting more coffee trees to increase household income and national coffee production.

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