Kampala — Uganda, Africa’s top coffee exporter, plans to introduce a new law to regulate farming of the bean in a drive to boost quality and output for the nation’s main commodity export.

The new legislation will replace a 1991 law that only covers post-farm activities such as marketing and processing, according to the National Coffee Bill that’s currently under consideration by law makers. The law would widen governance to issues related to planting materials, harvest and post-harvest handling, research and climate change...

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