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Coffee in Uganda

UGANDA HAS BEEN PRODUCING COFFEE SINCE THE 1800'S. IT CURRENTLY RANKS NUMBER TWO IN AFRICA, AND EIGHTH IN THE WORLD IN COFFEE PRODUCTION. IT IS ALSO THE NUMBER ONE EXPORTER OF ORGANIC COFFEE IN AFRICA. MOREOVER, UGANDA IS CONSIDERED THE ORIGINAL SOURCE OF ROBUSTA COFFEE. THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 500,000 COFFEE FARMS IN UGANDA, RESULTING IN COFFEE MAKING UP ABOUT 80% OF THE COUNTRY'S ECONOMY, AND 25% OF THE POPULATION'S LIVELIHOOD.

 
 
Coffee is mostly grown in mixed farms where it is intercropped with food crops such as bananas and beans which ensure households’ food security. It is also grown among shade trees that result into sustainable coffee production, while ensuring a social, economic and suitable environment that requires a minimal use of agro-chemicals such as fertilizers, pesticides and fungicides.
— UCDA