By Faridhah Kulabako published on www.newvision.co.ug
Coffee farmers will soon have their incomes guaranteed irrespective of the weather conditions if the planned coffee drought insurance that seeks to mitigate losses is launched next month.
The Agriculture Reinsurance Consultants will in partnership with the National Union of Coffee Agribusinesses and Farm Enterprises (Nucafe) launch the insurance cover at the second Uganda National Coffee festival slated for November 4, at Namboole Stadium to help coffee farmers mitigate risks of drought.
The national coffee festival being organised by Nucafe in partnership with AVIS Foundation, Resilient Africa Network, Uganda Free Zone and Agriculture Reinsurance Consultants will, among others, exhibit the latest innovations in coffee, role of coffee in health and offer coffee value chain skilling and training to enable the youth create employment along the coffee value chain.
Samuel Otim Rizzo, chief of party, Skilling Youth for Employment in Agribusiness (SKY) project, said Uganda has a huge mismatch between what is taught and the skills that the labour market demand, which needs to be bridged to reduce the high unemployment rate.
SKY is an International Charity Foundation that identifies gaps in agribusiness entities and then builds their capacity to deliver marketable skills to the youth.
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