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Climate Smart Coffee and Banana Set to Boost East African Farmers’ Income

Ugandan farmers are increasingly inter-planting coffee, the country’s primary export, and banana, a staple food, as a way of coping with the effects of climate change.

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Rising night time temperature reduces coffee yields

Climate change is affecting coffee growing areas in the East African highlands, leading to decreased in yields for farmers. According to researchers based in Colombia, South Africa and Uganda, coffee supports the livelihoods of 2.4 million people in Tanzania, with the country generating an average earnings of US$100 million a year.

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Coffee: From the nursery to the cup

Cameroon’s export coffee sector has had trouble taking off. But stakeholders who believe in its future are readily integrating into the value chain – right to the consumer’s cup.

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Smelling the Coffee

All of us are working hard to help the world be a better place.

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Cyclical agriculture shares lag behind market in NSE

Agricultural stocks are projected to continue lagging in performance at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) with most investors expected to continue going after liquid counters, whose business is not affected by uncontrollable factors like the weather. External factors such as the fluctuation of the local currency, economic downturns in export markets, and high costs of inputs affect the profits of agricultural firms, and by extension the dividends they pay out.

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Coffee Time in Uganda

Uganda, Africa’s biggest coffee exporter, is racing against time to boost its production of the crop by 60,000 tonnes, or one million 60-kilogramme bags, within the next three years. But some industry players believe that the feat is unattainable.

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