The National Coffee Research Institute (NaCORI) has rejected government’s proposal to register and licence coffee farmers.
They say this will affect small scale coffee farmers, thus crippling the industry yet they contribute towards coffee production.
Government through the National Coffee Bill 2018 seeks to register and licence all coffee farmers, a move many people are not comfortable about.
Appearing before the parliamentary committee on Agriculture which is scrutinising the Bill, NaCORI which is at the centre of coffee research says registering farmers is complicated.
According to Dr Geoffrey Arinaitwe, the director research at NaCORI, registering farmers will affect the coffee target of exporting 20 million bags by 2022.