Contracted For a Beer: Farmers Take-on Barley and Sorghum to Boost Income Top story

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Moses Ecadu, a sorghum-for-beer farmer in Gweri, Soroti District. He says the sorghum income has helped him pay university fees for his son Muhumuza Mark Keith

Moses Ecadu, a sorghum-for-beer farmer in Gweri, Soroti District. He says the sorghum income has helped him pay university fees for his son

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At least 9percent of Ugandans consume beer, according to the World Health Organisation report of June 2014. The most popular beer brands in Uganda are Senator, Eagle Larger, Bell Larger and Club Beer. These are produced by the two multinationals, Uganda Breweries/East African Breweries (EABL) and Nile Breweries, subsidiaries of Diageo and SABMiller respectively. Senator and Eagle Larger produced by EABL and NBL respectively account at least 50percent in sales volumes. For instance, Nile Breweries, sales of the Eagle Brand are now at an estimated 192 million bottles per annum.

 

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