COFFEE FARMING

9 FACTORS FAVOURING COFFEE FARMING IN UGANDA

The local environmental conditions are favourable to coffee growing in many parts of Uganda i.e. heavy, reliable and well distributed rainfall throughout the year. Also the temperature range of between 140C and 260C favour coffee growth. The individual ownership of land in the growing areas favours coffee growing. Farmers own large tracts of land on …

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Comparison of Coffee Farming in Kenya and Brazil

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Similarities Both countries grow similar species of coffee i.e. Arabica and Robusta In both countries, coffee is a major foreign exchange earner In both countries the coffee farms are scientifically managed Differences In Kenya the production is on a small scale while in Brazil the production is on large scale In Brazil , the farms …

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9 PROBLEMS FACING COFFEE PRODUCTION IN EAST AFRICA

Problems facing coffee production in East Africa

Coffee This is the chief exchange earner crop of Uganda but Kenya is the biggest producer in East Africa. There are two types of coffee; Arabica coffee Arabica coffee is mainly grown on the slopes of mountain Elgon, Rukungiri, Kabarole, Kabale, Aberdare ranges, Mt. Kenya, Kilimanjaro slopes, Mt. Usambara, and Mt. Meru near Arusha and …

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7 PROBLEMS FACING COFFEE FARMING IN KENYA

7 problems facing coffee farming in Kenya

In Kenya coffee is grown in at least seven of the eight provinces. The only region where coffee is not grown is the northeastern province because it is too dry for the crop. In Kenya, the main type of coffee grown is Arabika. small amount of Robusta coffee is grown in western Kenya but the …

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