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Untimely rain to lift Uganda coffee crop

by Grace Kisembo

A farmers group in Uganda, Africa’s top coffee exporter made mention that the unexpected rainfall experienced is projected to enhance the bean development.

The rainfall experienced in the coffee region is likely to bare much produce to be harvested in April to May.

According to David Muwonge, Deputy Executive Director of the National Union of Coffee Agribusiness and Farm Enterprises, he stated that rain is an enhancing moisture for the main harvest in the southern and south-western growing regions.

He further added that damp conditions will prolong drying of the crop in Central and Eastern regions as the main harvest closes in February.

Speaking in Kampala, Muwonge made mention that the two rainy seasons run from March through to May.

Meanwhile, accorded by the Uganda Coffee Development Authority, the robust variety accounts for about 80 percent of the crop. Has a probability of being able to produce 5.8 million, 60-Kilograms (132-pound) bags in the 12 months through September.

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