Robusta “Coffea Canephora” originates from Western and Central Africa. The climate in Uganda has a natural fit, where Robusta production accounts for 25% of the country’s export revenue to which 80% of the rural population contributes. Safe to say, growing Robusta is important to the Ugandans.
The Coffee Quest works with the Uganda Coffee Farmers Alliance (UCFA) for their Natural Robusta, UCFA is a cooperative owned organisation with the mission to connect their members to the market. The UCFA is formed by 84 primary cooperatives, of which 24 cooperatives, counting 12.000 families, in Luweero province supply our coffee. The UCFA produces a total of 50 containers per year of all grades of Natural Robusta.
Together with UCFA and other parties are in the Malaria-free World in 2030 campaign!
The Coffee Quest has been looking for opportunities to connect the Robusta trade and leave a positive impact with producers. Uganda has been improving its coffee value chain through direct exports, but it’s an uphill battle to keep its rural population healthy and free from Malaria.
The 12.000 farming families who produced the Natural Robusta live in the greater Luweero area, including the regions Nakaseke and Nakasongola, where infection rates aproximate 20% and the percentage of people sleeping under a net sits between 40% and 60%. Malaria is best treated by prevention. If you don’t get bitten, you don’t get Malaria!
That’s why The Coffee Quest has partnered up with Care Plus® in their mission to achieve a Malaria Free World by 2030. Together we aim to protect the 12.000 families, united in 24 primary cooperatives in the greater Luweero area from Malaria. For this, we need your help!
Become a proud partner of the “Malaria-free world – Buy one Give one campaign”, and fight to protect your farmers from Malaria together with Care Plus® and The Coffee Quest.
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