Ethiopia and Uganda are among the top-ten coffee producing nations. Ethiopia currently sits as the world’s sixth largest coffee producer and accounts for 28 percent of the country’s total annual exports. Production in 2017/18 reached 416,580 tonnes, with steady growth occurring nearly every year since 2002. The USDA anticipates that Ethiopia will produce 426,000 tonnes of coffee in 2018/19 and export 239,000 tonnes of it.Uganda ranks eighth on the list of global coffee production. The country grows very little arabica coffee compared to Ethiopia, with robusta comprising 82 percent of total production.
The AFCA believes Africa’s total coffee production could almost double over the next five years, giving the continent a more considerable presence on the global market.Fertilization treatment helps to increase the yield and improve quality characteristics.