KAMPALA , Uganda – Local coffee farmers are set to eat big following a renewal of a partnership between the National Union of Coffee Agribusiness and Farm Enterprises (Nucafe) and Caffè River, an Italian large scale coffee roaster.
This is a development that opens more market opportunities for Uganda’s coffee across Europe and beyond.
According to Mr Joseph Nkandu, the Nucafe executive director, the move is a continuous business relationship that has been running for seven years between the farmers’ body and Caffè River, a company with a global repute in high end coffee roasting, grinding and reselling.
A delegation from Italy was in the country recently on a fact finding mission about Nucafe membership, mode of operation on promoting social entrepreneurship in coffee agribusiness agenda and value chain management system.
“What informed their coming was a review of the 7-year partnership that we have had with Caffè River and also how we can move forward because the market is becoming sophisticated,” Mr Nkandu said.