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Agriculture minister threatens to close factories producing substandard coffee

By Wasswa Deo
State Minister for Agriculture, Kibazanga Christopher has said that the government will continue to close coffee factories producing substandard coffee products.
The minister further stated that the government will go a head to arrest the owners of the substandard coffee factories.
Kibazanga made the remarks during the launch of preparations for coming  16th African Fine Coffee conference and exhibition to be hosted in Uganda.
The conference slated for February 2018 at Kampala Serena Hotel will bring together over 2000 delegates in coffee industry across the world.
The conference will be organised under the theme, ” sustainable coffee industry for social economic transformation seeks to address challenges affecting coffee industry at global.”
The conference will also provide Uganda with an opportunity to tell it’s coffee story,  meet potential New buyers, discuss the latest trends and research in coffee industry, and also coming up with collective efforts among local coffee farmers in implementing President Museveni directive of increasing coffee production from the current 4million bags to 20 million bags by 2020.

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