Uganda is honoured to be the hosts of the second G25 African Coffee Summit which will be held in Kampala in 2023.
According to Dr Emmanuel Ilyamulemye, Managing Director of the Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA), the conference brings together all members of the of the Inter-Africa Coffee Organisation.
“This is a great opportunity for Uganda to showcase the coffee sub-sector successes,” Ilyamulemye says.
In May 2022, coffee-producing countries in Africa witnessed a historic moment when the Inter-African Coffee Organisation (IACO) members signed the Nairobi Declaration to have coffee anchored as a strategic commodity under the African Union in harmony with AU’s Agenda 2063.
Ilyamulemye says the Nairobi Declaration ushered in a new era with coffee earmarked as a priority commodity for Africa’s economic revolution.
“The Nairobi Declaration support coffee-producing countries such as Uganda to address several challenges the sector has grappled with such as market access, technology, value addition, and research,” he says.
The meeting in Uganda next year will work to further actualise solutions to the many challenges facing coffee farmers.