Maize price drops in Kampala.

September 11, 2017

The first harvest season this year begun late and received several business people engaged in stocking maize in numerous production locations. The market price declined to Ugx.830/kg in Kampala towards the end of July, 2017 indicating the opening of the season. In some known maize production locations it declined to as low as Ugx.630-700/kg wholesale…

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Second season planting underway.

August 14, 2017

There were reports in various locations where some rainfall has been received that planting for the season B 2017 has started. Usually the first season is short and commodities are not well dried due to interruption of the 2nd season rainfall especially when it comes early. There are mixed reactions whether the rains are actually…

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Kenyan politics affects produce trade at Busia.

August 1, 2017

Produce trading at the Uganda/Kenya borders posts drastically declined and very limited trading was reported in the past week. This situation was attributed to the current presidential campaigning that continues and some presumed major purchase of grain by Kenya from elsewhere. Maize price dropped below Ksh.27/kg and demand likewise dropped due to fact that there…

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Beans price expected on the rise in the near future.

July 10, 2017

The beans price was reported gradually increasing as the season unwinds. More beans supply was reported in rural markets, where recently, harvesting has taken place especially in the northern region. For instance, in Lira, the price of Nambale beans was recorded at Ugx.2100/kg while mixed at Ugx.1900/kg, Yellow beans was preferred at Ugx.2300/kg retail price….

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Newly harvested maize prepared quickly to catch the market.

June 1, 2017

Several farmers in the renown maize production locations countrywide are in the process of harvesting their grain quickly, dry and delivered it in order to capture the current high market price. Average wholesale maize price was recorded at Ugx.1660/kg although the main rural production areas recorded offer price at Ugx.1500/kg. Traders continue to speculate when…

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Brisk grain business at Busia Produce market.

May 15, 2017

In an extremely rare trend, the regional market at Busia received millet grain from Ethiopia, Malawi and Tanzania. Apparently, the millet from Ethiopia came in via Madera border post in northern Kenya. Over 300MT were received daily and sold to traders from Serere, Kampala and Jinja. Due to high demand for this crop it quickly…

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