PSFU is currently engaged with 12 coffee companies through the various interventions such as the Lead Firm Structure where we have co-invested up to 10 billion shillings to unlock over 25,000 work opportunities.
The 25 African countries agreed that there is a need to make it as easy as possible to trade in coffee within the African continent, to avoid setbacks in the international market. The Nairobi Declaration will also see coffee anchored as a strategic commodity under the African Union.
In September last year, Uganda filed a notice to the International Coffee Organisation of its intention not to join the extension of the agreement which took effect on February 2, 2022. Uganda says it does not see the benefits from being a member and paying a subscription when it is not being helped.