Buganda minister for finance and Investment, Robert Wagwa Nsibirwa, has asked people in Buganda with big idle land to cover it with coffee plantations as a solution to end land grabbing.
He made the remarks while speaking during a coffee power talk meeting held at Pearl of Africa Hotel in Nakasero under the topic; women and youth participation in coffee value chain.”organized by African Fine coffee Association.
Nsibirwa said that if the land is covered with coffee, it will be difficult for land grabbers to take up such land illegally.
He asked the Uganda coffee Development Authority to engage the youth and women to participate and invest in establishment of coffee wilt resistant varieties Nurseries where coffee farmers pick seedlings for planting as a way of encouraging them to be part of the quality coffee moment that will ensure that Uganda produce 20 million bags by 2025 as Brazil is targeting 75 million bags production in the same period.
He asked promoters of coffee growing in Buganda to use Budanda kingdom to access 18 counties ,200 subcounties and over 1000 parish venues across the kingdom to engage the communities .