Lessons for Uganda from the Vietnam Success Story in the Coffee Sub-Sector

Lessons for Uganda from the Vietnam Success Story in the Coffee Sub-Sector

Issue No 38: This brief uses FAO time series data to show Vietnam's remarkable success in the coffee sub-sector to draw lessons for Uganda. Results reveal that the pathways to Vietnam's success story included: acreage expansion under coffee, input intensification and establishment of effective policies as strategies supported by the government. Uganda can expand acreage under coffee by utilising the vast undeveloped land especially in the mid-northern Uganda - identified by the Uganda Coffee Development Authority as having potential for Robusta coffee production similar to the known traditional coffee production zones in central, eastern and western Uganda. The introduction of the high yielding elite Robusta clonal coffee by UCDA in mid-northern Uganda creates an opportunity to promote and support a new generation of coffee farmers. It is hoped that this would reverse the national declining coffee productivity trends, increase coffee export earnings and reduce poverty levels known to be higher in non-coffee growing areas of the country.

Date: 2013-11-14

Author: Swaibu Mbowa, Odokonyero Tonny & Munyambonera Ezra

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