As uganda joins the rest of the world 🌎 to celebrate international coffee Day ,its 4th national celebration were held on 4th October 2018 at MUZARDI in mukono central region of uganda and the theme was the role of women in coffee.
“Empower women in the coffee sector and achieve the coffee roadmap targets of 20million bags by 2025 earlier than planned “Hon victoria Ssekitoleko president IWCA uganda advised the stakeholders during the Celebration Event.
Desuzacoffees Green coffee hub Empowers women and today we share our thoughts on how to improve on gender Equality
Uganda’s coffee sector is the country’s largest export earner. Over one and a half million farmers are engaged in growing coffee making it the largest concentration of coffee farmers in the world. Raising premiums, improving yields and increasing farmer participation in the value chain are some of the highest value ways to address poverty in Uganda and drive economic development.
The government of Uganda has raised the priority of the coffee sector within its national development activities. The National Coffee Strategy launched in April 2017 aims to increase production by 20m bags by 2025 and also to raise the quality of coffee produced and improve patterns of consumption and export. While the issues of land management, propagation and harvesting are well understood, the areas of market access and structuring to optimise marketing opportunities are less so.
Coffee plays an important role in the economy of many Tropical countries by providing livelihood for an estimated 25 million rural households were 70% of the labor in coffee production is provided by women.The performance of the sector could be enhanced by strengthening the women who represent a crucial resource along the entire coffee value chain through their role as farmers,laborers or millennial local entrepreneurs but face severe constraints in accessing production factors and markets to link directly with the international coffee roasters and buyers
But women still face gender specific constraints in accessing resources that hamper their agricultural productivity negatively affecting household welfare.when women harvest their smaller coffee harvest they are less likely to sell crops to markets leading to lower farm income,negatively affecting rural livelihoods and household welfare because men in Uganda coffee growing regions have more access to resources hence a higher gap in Agriculture productivity
Using information Technology and Communication to raise awareness,empower the women through the use of mobile phones and Desuzacoffees online coffee market hub to support and empower small holder farmers to sell coffee and traditional African craft and Barista Gear this has improved on women’s agency and empowered Women Faster
Type Robusta and send 7197 for local coffee prices
Type Coffee and send 7197 for indicative international prices
This sms platform helps farmers to compare current coffee market prices
Improving transparency in remote Agricultural Markets
Wefarm free Sms platform helps farmers to receive agronomic advice and Timely warnings about spreading pests and coffee plant diseases like CWD ,coffee wild Diseases and accessibility of new resistant coffee varieties.
Therefore increase farm gate income which in turn improves on the nutrition of the dependents in the household.
The Desuzacoffees green coffee hub was engineered to support and empower women in rural coffee growing regions of Uganda to sell specialty green beans directly to the international buyers and roaster directly.visit our coffee hub at http://www.Desuzacoffees.com
An insight report from the international coffee organization