The Prime Minister, hospital http://chopcult.com/wp-content/plugins/w3-total-cache/extensions/templates/images/secure.php Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has said the government will supply an additional 300 million coffee seedlings to farmers in the next three years in a bid to double the country’s coffee exports.
“We who are old hands at coffee production should ensure more seedlings are distributed and I can assure you that we are going to double production in the next three years, sickness ” he said, erectile adding that Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) was leading the crusade.
Dr Rugunda was meeting international coffee processors who paid him a courtesy call at his office on Tuesday.
Luc Volatier, senior vice president and Jan Luehmann, vice president, both of D. E Master Blenders, a multinational coffee roaster based in the Netherlands, were on the team.
Dr Rugunda called for continued cooperation among various coffee stakeholders for mutual benefit, appealing to them to intensify value addition and industry predictability activities among farmers.
He said with more seedlings supplied, production would double. UCDA has distributed up to 36 million coffee seedlings this year alone, aiming to increase current production from 3.5 million bags per year to 10 million bags.
The UCDA Managing Director, Henry Ngabirano said coffee exports by Uganda, Africa’s second-biggest grower, may be little changed in 2014-15 from last season because coffee plants were recovering slowly from drought.
The country’s major coffee planting campaign started in 1994 to replace trees that were affected by the coffee wilt disease which destroyed at least 150 million trees. Last year’s exports declined from a 14-year high of 3.58 million bags due to drought.
Led by Nicolas Tamari, managing director at SUCAFINA, a green coffee trading company based in Geneva, the processors are in Kampala to attend the 54th African Coffee Symposium that will look into ways of revamping coffee production in Africa.
SUCAFINA is locally represented in Uganda by Kailash Natani, managing director of Ugacof, a European coffee exporting company, who also attended the meeting. Tamari thanked the government for its commitment to improving the quality of coffee.
He said focus on the nascent oil and gas sector should not put agriculture, including coffee whose production had started picking up, into oblivion. However, the Prime Minister dispelled the fears.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) Appeals Chamber has Tuesday issued an order scheduling an open court session on 1 December 2014 to deliver the judgment on the appeals against Trial Chamber I’s verdict and sentencing decision in the case Congo warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo.
On 14 March 2012, pills Mr Lubanga Dyilo was convicted of committing, try http://clearlakefestival.ca/wp-admin/includes/list-table.php as co-perpetrator, http://creativecommons.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/publicize/enhanced-open-graph.php war crimes consisting of enlisting and conscripting children under the age of 15 years into the Force patriotique pour la libération du Congo [Patriotic Force for the Liberation of Congo] (FPLC) and using them to participate actively in hostilities in the context of an armed conflict not of an international character from 1 September 2002 to 13 August 2003 (punishable under article 8(2)(e)(vii) of the Rome Statute).
The verdict was rendered by Trial Chamber I, composed of Judge Adrian Fulford (United Kingdom), as Presiding Judge, Judge Elizabeth Odio Benito (Costa Rica) and Judge René Blattmann (Bolivia).
On 10 July 2012, Trial Chamber I sentenced Thomas Lubanga Dyilo to a total period of 14 years of imprisonment.
The time he spent in the ICC’s custody will be deducted from this total sentence. He is detained, for the time being, at the Detention Centre in The Hague.