Parliament Passes National Coffee Bill
Parliament has passed the national coffee bill 2018.
In the bill that parliment has approved, the proposal seeks to register all coffee farmers.
The registration of coffee farmers will entail capturing details of the size of land,number of coffee trees, particulars of a farmer, coffee buyers,sellers and nursery bed operators.
Parliment has however rejected a proposal to deregister coffee farmers who fail to meet standards set by government.
Parliment has also opposed the proposal that land, where the coffee is to be grown shall be evaluated by the Uganda Coffee Development Authority- UCDA to determine whether or not it is suitable for coffee growing.
The 2-year jail term for a farmer who fails to take good care of their coffee plantation proposal has also been rejected by parliment.