Uganda Passes Coffee Farming Law To Boost Quality

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.

Nespresso Joins With Uganda In Push For Trendy African Coffee

Working with more than 2,000 farmers, the Nestle SA unit is helping produce and market coffee from Uganda’s mountainous Rwenzori region. Nespresso’s so-called Reviving Origins program has already helped boost productivity in eastern Zimbabwe and Caqueta, Colombia. The company is selling their limited-edition capsules in markets including the U.S. and the U.K.