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Increasing Uganda’s Cotton and Coffee Production

KAMPALA, Dec 27 2012 (IPS) - Cotton was once one of Uganda’s key cash crops but a collapse in world prices in the 1980s led to a slump in the market and production. However, cotton production doubled in the 2010/2011 season and brought in 48 million dollars in export earnings.

Uganda remains Africa’s biggest coffee exporter, and the East Africa nation 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.

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