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Ibero Uganda’s Mityana and Masaka Buying Stations NKG BLOOM Uganda

Ibero Uganda’s Mityana and Masaka Buying Stations

In November 2019, Ibero Uganda set up two new regional coffee buying stations—one in Mityana, approximately 70km west of Kampala, near Lake Wamala; and one in Masaka...

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During COVID-19, Remaining Committed to Farmers NKG BLOOM Uganda

During COVID-19, Remaining Committed to Farmers

On March 18, when the government of Uganda implemented the first national measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we at NKG BLOOM were still finishing a major distribution of fertilizer...

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Closing the gender gap NKG BLOOM Uganda

Closing the gender gap

This February, Ibero started its couple seminars with the aim to close the gender gap within farming households making them more resilient to shocks, increasing coffee production, and income...

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Farmer has clearly improved family's livelihood after year one NKG BLOOM Uganda

Farmer has clearly improved family's livelihood after year one

Meet Mrs Naggayi Florence, mother of 6 children, taking care of all expenses by herself. She gets her income mainly from her one acre coffee garden...

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First success of Village Coffee Organizations (VCOs) for farmer groups NKG BLOOM Uganda

First success of Village Coffee Organizations (VCOs) for farmer groups

From October 2018, Ibero Uganda decided to offer its services to farmers not organized in farmers’ groups. We developed what we call the ‘Village Coffee Organizations’ (VCOs)...

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First NKG BLOOM DAY during 6th cycle of fertilizer disbursement NKG BLOOM Uganda

First NKG BLOOM DAY during 6th cycle of fertilizer disbursement

On the occasion of Mr. David Neumann’s (NKG’s Group CEO) visit to Uganda, which has coincided with the sixth cycle of fertiliser disbursement, Ibero organized a “NKG BLOOM DAY"...

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Fertilizer distributed to more than 2.500 farmers in 2018 NKG BLOOM Uganda

Fertilizer distributed to more than 2.500 farmers in 2018

During the latest disbursement day, we doubled the number of farmers that have being distributed fertilizer between March and August 2018...

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Farmer harvests 6-7 kg cherries per coffee tree instead of 2 kg NKG BLOOM Uganda

Farmer harvests 6-7 kg cherries per coffee tree instead of 2 kg

In 2014, 39 year-old Mukabera Rose decided to take charge of her life again and left her abusive husband.  She started making a living through her 2 acres of planted coffee, pigs and chickens. In August 2017, she took 120 USD...

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Farmer estimates that his production has increased by 200% NKG BLOOM Uganda

Farmer estimates that his production has increased by 200%

Genza Simon is 27 years old and supports a family of 7 persons. He owns 500 coffee trees on an area of 1.5 acres and had never used fertilizer before he started participating....

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Meet one of the customers of our Farmer Financing Unit (FFU) NKG BLOOM Uganda

Meet one of the customers of our Farmer Financing Unit (FFU)

Rajab Kiwanuka has participated in NKG BLOOM Uganda for the last two seasons and has already sold 17.087kgs of kiboko (dried coffee cherries) to the DC. By now, he has borrowed....

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NKG BLOOM Uganda officially launched in Hamburg NKG BLOOM Uganda

NKG BLOOM Uganda officially launched in Hamburg

On Thursday, September 14th, all partners of NKG BLOOM Uganda met in the headquarters of Neumann Kaffee Gruppe in Hamburg for the official kick-off of NKG BLOOM Uganda.

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Second fertilizer disbursement succeeded NKG BLOOM Uganda

Second fertilizer disbursement succeeded

From 15th to 17th August, representatives of Yara and Ibero Uganda has been disbursed the next Yara fertilizers, reaching 493 farmers at seven DC's.

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One of our participating farmers NKG BLOOM Uganda

One of our participating farmers

This is Haawa Namusoke. She has 2.5 acres of planted coffee and supports a family of 5. She is the head of household. She took an advance of 300 kg of Yara fertilizer and approximately $100 in cash from us in March.

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The first coffee will be harvested soon NKG BLOOM Uganda

The first coffee will be harvested soon

After the first fertilizer application in March, the coffee is growing very well and is ready to harvest soon.

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Mobile Money Cash Advance is ready to use NKG BLOOM Uganda

Mobile Money Cash Advance is ready to use

Together with the Ibero Farmer Financing Unit team the first farmers are testing our mobile money cash advance request by dialing a USSD code.

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General Assembly in Nabumbugu NKG BLOOM Uganda

General Assembly in Nabumbugu

A couple days ago, we held a general assembly in Nabumbugu to introduce our products to the farmers. It is the first DC where we have disbursed fertilizer and cash to so far.

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