Alur Highlands Coffee Alliance

Coffee is one of Uganda’s most lucrative export crops, yet Uganda’s West Nile Region remains among the country’s lowest performing production areas. The Alur Highlands Coffee Alliance (AHCA) is a partnership between USAID, CARANA and Ecom Agroindustrial Corporation Ltd. – a global commodity trader – that is leveraging its common interests and resources to build a sustainable and competitive Ugandan coffee industry.

Alur Highlands Coffee Alliance

This catalytic partnership should increase the saleable yields and quality of high-value Arabica coffee produced by 16,000 previously unreachable farmers in West Nile region of Uganda, by providing them with training in good agricultural practices and access to finance, constructing post-harvest processing facilities, applying geo-traceablity to their farms and certifying their coffee as sustainably produced, and providing a link to the global specialty coffee market. The improved access to international markets, technology and finance offered by the partnership should enable farmers to deliver increased yields (30-40 percent) and better quality, thereby improving their incomes as they market and sell coffee acceptable to the international market.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • CARANA Corporation

    Development Consulting
    United States | Staff size: 101-250

    CARANA Corporation is a consulting firm that designs, directs, and delivers economic growth strategies to government, private business, and international donor agencies, particularly the U.S....

  • Armajaro Trading

    Goods Supplier
    United States | Staff size: 501-1000

    Armajaro Trading is a global soft commodity trading house and supply chain manager founded in 1998 and is one of the world's largest traders in soft...

  • Ecom Agroindustrial Corporation

    Goods Supplier
    Switzerland | Staff size: 251-500

    Ecom Agroindustrial Corp. Ltd (ECOM) is a global commodity trading and processing company specializing in coffee, cotton, cocoa, and sugar in major producing and consuming countries,...

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Key Information

LocationUganda, Central Africa
  • Start Date 2013
  • End Date 2016
  • ValueUSD 7.43 Million