The study looked at prices paid between 2000 and 2018. It notes that the average price in Africa for Arabica coffee is 70.4 US cents ( 2,575 Shillings) per pound or half a kilogram when the price is 37.6 per cent higher in Latin America and 41.5 per cent higher in India.
Edward Lutankome Ssentamu, the Central Regional Manager Uganda Coffee Development Authority asked for time to investigate the matter and consult the district OWC Commander on what could have gone wrong.
Dick Robert Wadaba Executive Director of the Africa Coffee Academy says a shortage in production in South American states may mean a boom in coffee sales in the Africa and Asia.
However, he notes that the disease could easily spread and thus reasons worry for the coffee sector.
The executive members of the Bugisu Cooperative Union (BCU) have given a 21 day ultimatum to government to ensure it reinstate Nandala Mafabi, the opposition leader in Parliament, as the chairman of the union together with his all board members or risk being dragged to court.
The increasing cost of fertilizers and pesticides is threatening coffee farming in Rakai and Masaka districts. Low income coffee farmers in both districts have started abandoning coffee farming because of the high costs of the inputs.