Currently, Uganda exports only 4.6 million bags, far below their target. Uganda may not export the 20 million bags of coffee by 2025 if production is not increased.
This is according to former finance minister Ezra Suruma who is part of the team trying to find ways of how to increase coffee production in the country so as to achieve the 20 million bags.
He called for the reorganization of coffee farmers into groups which will enable them to be supported to produce enough quality coffee.
“The most important is strengthening coffee farm organisations and produce cooperatives because 85% of the coffee produced in Uganda is by smallholders, who can only be assisted while in groups,” he said.