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Uganda's Coffee Wealth at a Glance
Located in East Africa, Uganda stands as the epicentre of high-quality African coffees. Between the majestic Rwenzori Mountains and the vast Lake Victoria, this country offers a diverse landscape and rich wildlife including chimpanzees and exotic birds.

The Rise of Coffee Production in Uganda
While Kenya historically held the title of leader in coffee production, Uganda has transcended, achieving an impressive growth record. According to Wikipedia records in 2018, coffee has become Uganda's leading export product, surpassing 2 million bags annually and consolidating its position as the largest coffee producer in Africa. This achievement has contributed significantly to the country's economic development and GDP.

Coffee Varieties and their Territories in Uganda
Ugandan farmers, renowned for their skill, have made coffee growing a real speciality. Preference leans towards the robust Robusta, grown throughout the country, while the aromatic Arabica finds its habitat in northeastern Uganda. The Uganda Coffee Development Authority has delineated recognised coffee growing regions.

Outstanding Coffee Growing Regions in Uganda
1. Western Region: Kasese and Mbarara, bordering the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
2. Central and South West Region: Jinja, Mokono, Kampala, Musaka near Lake Victoria.
3. Eastern Region: Male and Bigusu, bordering Kenya.
4. Northern Region.

A Journey to Excellence: The Farming Process for High Quality Coffee
The Uganda Coffee Development Authority has outlined rigorous guidelines to ensure the quality of coffee grown in the country.

 1. Pre-Sowing Preparations
The selection of fertile, well-aerated soil with good structure is crucial. It is cleared of stumps, roots and weeds. The fields are meticulously marked with specific spacings, and three months before sowing, 60 cm holes are dug and compost is added to the soil.

2. Sowing and intercropping
Sowing with quality seed is a fundamental step. Intercropping is encouraged to optimise yields.

3. Inter-cultivation in Café Joven
The art of intercropping requires skill and experience. New farmers should learn from the experts. Intercropping crops such as bananas and legumes such as soybeans, groundnuts and non-climbing phaseolus beans are recommended. Shade trees should have a wide canopy, be leguminous, deep rooted, fast maturing, multipurpose and thornless.

In short, Uganda's delicious coffee goes through a series of steps designed to world-class standards before it reaches your cup, offering an unforgettable and exquisite experience.

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