The farmers usually harvest the highly prized crop between June and July. A Kilogram of fresh vanilla fibre costs more than Shillings 200,000 on the market. Middlemen buy a kilogram at around 160,000 Shillings while established companies can buy it at as much as 200,000 Shillings per kilogram.
This is according to the Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) Managing director Emmanuel Ilamulemye, who spoke during an online meeting on the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis to farmers, on Wednesday afternoon. He said that coffee markets have stagnated with disruptions from Coronavirus measures, affecting the farmers’ ability to reach markets.
The Health Ministry and Kayunga COVID-19 District surveillance team have traced three COVID-19 positive truck drivers to Kangulumira Sub County. The truck drivers were taken into isolation, while their 65 primary contacts were quarantined.
The unparalleled decline is staggering in both its scale and swiftness, with serious potential implications for energy security and clean energy transitions. At the start of 2020, global energy investment was on track for growth of around 2 per cent, which would have been the largest annual rise in spending in six years.
The President said that the government recapitalized UDB to the tune of one trillion Ugandan Shillings, with more funding expected to come from the World Bank and International Monetary Fund to increase access to credit among Ugandan entrepreneurs.