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Tarl Eco Farms is powered by a committed team of executives and staff that are passionate and committed to bring to transform the coffee agribusiness landscape in Uganda by bringing smallholder coffee farmers in Western Uganda into the global coffee market place. As a team, we believe in doing business unusual. We bring together the most diverse skills set and experiences ranging from community mobilization, on-farm operations, public policy, business innovation and automation to marking and product delivery. Our commitment is to deploy these skills and experiences to transform the landscape of coffee agribusiness in Uganda by linking our farm operations to value addition operations and delivering the best quality products to the final consumer through innovative marketing and delivery channels.

Godber Tumushabe

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Growing up in a coffee farming household in Ruhanga village, Itojo sub-county in Ntungamo district of Ankole, Godber Tumushabe is the true definition of the old coffee tradition in Western Uganda. Like all young people in the coffee farming households of Uganda, Godber grew up working the coffee gardens, harvesting and carrying loads of red coffee cherries on his head. As a tradition, he participated in drying the coffee cherries and delivering it to the local cooperative society. For generating money that paid his tuition, there is an unbreakable bond between Godber, coffee and the coffee farming households in Uganda. Because of coffee, Godber pursued an education and graduated as a lawyer from Makerere University and Stanford Law School.

Godber Tumushabe has pursued a successful professional career as a policy analyst and has supported government and international agencies in developing policies and development strategies that work for people. He is founding Executive Director of Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (www.acode-u.org), founding associate director of Great Lakes Institute for Strategic Studies (www.glissafrica.org) and a co-convener of the Fortune 500 Klub (www.fortune500klub.com). Godber Tumushabe is a social entrepreneur and social justice advocates who brings a combination of passion, commitment, leadership and problem solving skills into Tarl Eco Farms’ operations.

Jerome Nuwabasa

Head of Processing and Value Addition Operations

Jerome Nuwabaasa is an Electrical Engineer and project management professional with 9 years experience in design and scale up of business operations including providing strategic oversight in business innovations, e-business design, industrial process flows, digital marketing and market intelligence operations. Jerome began his career as an energy systems engineer at Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI) where he supported Ugandan SMEs to incorporate resource effeciency and cleaner production in their industrial processes. He later joined Pamoja energy limited as a technical director where he oversaw installation of 7 renewable energy power plants with a total generation capacity of 500kW, 2 agro-processing hubs, and 3 mini-grids powering over 1000 customers.

In 2017 he founded Jercorp Consults Limited - a leader in agricultural production and agro-processing management that employs emerging digital technologies to bring new agricultural projects to realisation, and achieve performance improvements in an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable manner. Jerome also works with the Department of Industry and Technology at the Ugandan Ministry of Trade Industry and Cooperatives where he provides industrial support services and undertakes policy and market intelligence research aimed at increasing the sustainability, competitiveness and market access of industries in Uganda

Deus Tugume

Head of On-farm and Micro Farms Operations

Deus Tugume has lived and worked coffee gardens for most of his adult life. He is a passionate and coffee enthusiast who loves connecting households to production and marketing opportunities. As a burser to a local secondary school, advisor to a successful local community group - Nyamirama Bahingi Barungi and a local political leader, Deus has acquired immense community mobilization and organizational skills that are core to the success of Tarl Eco Farms on—farm operations. Deus is responsible for overseeing all of our nucleus and micro farms on-farm operations.

William Rugaama

Chief Finance Officer (CFO)

William is a finance person who loves working with figures. He is an all-rounder with immense capacity to provide technical support to management of financial information, system design and set ups, as well as development of automated tools that reconcile, monitor and handle periodic reporting and forecasting. William specializes in enhancing business efficiencies by bridging finance and IT tools to facilitate both management and transactional operations. William brings enthusiasm and passion into Tarl Eco Farms operations deriving from his personal experience of growing up in a coffee farming household in Ankole.

Habib Kwesiga

Business Processes Automation Officer

Kwesiga Habib is an information, communication and technology enthusiast specializing in business process innovations and automation. He has 3 years' experience in supporting business strategy development, business process innovations, market intelligence and tracking of value chain operations.

Juliet Tugume

Nyakagyera Nucleus Farm Supervisor

Juliet Tugume is a recognized and respected woman leader in her village of Nyamirama, Nyakyera sub-county in Ntungamo district of Uganda. Juliet oversees Tarl Eco Farms' on- farm operations at the Nyakagyera nucleus coffee and gonja plantation. She mobilizes and works with women, men and young people that constitute a growing network of casual labor providers on our coffee and gonja plantations.

Patricia Nakora

Accounts Officer

Patricia Nakora supports the accounting functions of Tarl Eco Farms. She is proficient in accounting across multiple contexts and environments and adept at all functions of accounting, including balancing sheets, processing payments, managing accounts payables, and providing executive administrative support functions. Patricia brings into the team more than 3 years of experience handling QuickBooks software system operations, taxation and other related accounting responsibilities.

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