Kasese Farmers Decry Outbreak Of Coffee Pests And Diseases
According to some of the farmers, the coffee seeds change colour from red to black.
Patrick Kyamanduma an active a coffee farmer in Kisinga town council says the pests and diseases have affected their expected output.
Joshua Bwambale another farmer adds that diseases coupled with poverty, the farmers have been forced to harvest their coffee when it’s still immature.
Joshua says this has continued to compromise the quality and market of the product.
Immaculate Athungu a coffee farmer in Muhookya says her 4 acres of coffee were hit by a strange disease.
Though she accessed numerous pesticides to contain the disease, she still lost nearly half of her field.