August 29, 2011 / 10:20 AM / 8 years ago

Uganda sees good rains lifting 2011/12 coffee exports

A Panamanian coffee worker fills bags of specialty coffee in the highlands of western Panama, July 3, 2003. REUTERS/Alberto

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Uganda expects its coffee exports in 2011/12 (Oct-Sept) to edge up to about 3 million 60-kg bags from an estimated 2.8 million bags this year, helped by good rainfall, a source at the industry regulator said on Monday.

“We think we’ll export about 3 million,” a source at the Uganda Coffee Development Authority told Reuters.

“We have had an extended period of copious rains which are good for coffee flowering and bean formation. Central and eastern Uganda which are going into season later year will certainly have a bumper crop,” the source said.

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