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Uganda coffee exports up 21 pct in January on year ago

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Uganda’s coffee exports rose 21 percent in January to 404,673 60-kg bags compared with the same month in 2016, helped by new trees starting to fruit, the Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) said in a report on Tuesday.Image result for Coffee
Uganda is Africa’s largest coffee exporter and the commodity is a major source of foreign exchange for the East African country which predominantly cultivates Robusta variety.
UCDA said the rise in bean shipments was on “account of earlier planted coffee which has started fruiting … this led to increased production and hence procurement from Robusta growing regions.”
Harvesting is underway in central and eastern Uganda, two of the country’s biggest coffee growing areas.
February exports were estimated to total about 300,000 bags, up from the 271,941 bags shipped in the same month last year.
© Reuters News

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