Coffee farming in Africa is being overtaken by the need for real estate more and more people are uprooting their trees to build residential apartments.
With the growing demand for urban and semi urban living coffee farmers tired of meager earnings from bonuses are opting out of the trade.
In my view it is solely because farmers have left the whole coffee value chains to the hands of companies, and cooperatives who are supposed to collect the berries in bulk fetching better prices.
The outcome is that more people do not get the value of their investments and end up getting mere peanuts for bonuses at the end of the year.
Uganda however is taking a better approach to this challenge with the launch of an agribusiness incubator focused on the coffee value chain.
Not only will this help farmers learn how to add value to their berries they will also be equipped with entrepreneurship skills to better understand market demands.
The country provider popular Robusta beans, used in French and Italian roasts.