Uganda Passes Coffee Farming Law To Boost Quality


Uganda passed a new law aimed at regulating coffee growing to help improve the quality of beans for its key export commodity.

The National Coffee Bill will control “on-farm activities like planting material, nurseries, harvesting and post-harvest handling” in addition to marketing and processing, which the existing three-decade law handles, the Kampala-based parliament said in a statement on its website.

Under the new law, all coffee farmers will be registered and given identification numbers indicating the size of their land and number of trees, coffee buyers, sellers and nursery bed operators, according to the statement. It now awaits assent by the country’s president.

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