THE Warehouse Receipt System has started implementing a coffee pilot project in western Uganda with a target of over 2,000 tonnes of Robusta coffee deposits this season.
Christian Baine, the consultant implementing the project, said the pilot project comes after completion of the eastern pilot project last December.
Baine said the eastern pilot project yielded over 30 tonnes of parchment.
â€œWe are expecting over 2,000 tonnes of coffee from the western pilot project because unlike the eastern project where we arrived late for the coffee season, in the west, we are on time for the main crop beginning this April,â€ he said.
The western pilot project will
cover Bushenyi, Ntungamo, Mbarara, Ibanda and Rukungiri.
Baine said response from farmers in the west had been overwhelming.
He said they had so far met 15 primary societies and 700 farmers who had promised to utilise the system.
Baine said the collateral managers had leased a warehouse in Bushenyi.
Warehouse system aims at 2,000 coffee tonnes