Fresh beans supply from Kasese.

April 4, 2018

Maize grain price was stable in Kampala markets at Ugx.660-670/kg. Millers bought maize at slow pace and trading was slow. Festive seasons like Easter have no positive effects on the grain market. Usually markets close and return to full activity after. New harvested beans were registered from Kasese. Yellow beans were offered at Ugx.2700-2800/kg wholesale…

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Maize price fluctuates low.

February 27, 2018

There was a sudden increase in the maize gain price the previous week. The cause of price shift from Ugx.700/kg to Ugx.800/kg was not identified immediately but some pointers to this effect were noted. It is clear that the 2nd 2017 harvest is in full gear and the small holder farmers then surrender most of…

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Slow maize grain sales speculated at Busia.

February 14, 2018

This year begun with robust grain trading at the Kenya-Uganda border posts when several traders turned up to purchase grain and cereals from Uganda. The 2nd season was indeed a bumper harvest for most staples after having received normal to above normal rainfall in most part of the country. Maize production in particular was targeted…

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Brisk maize trading at Busia.

January 16, 2018

The market registered plenty of maize grain purchased at Busia border post market. Over 1500-2000 Mt of grain were sold and received by Kenyan traders daily destined for a number of locations across the border. Good quality maize grain was bought at Ksh.22/kg (Ugx.772) while fair quality at Ksh.21.5/kg (Ugx.754). The least acceptable quality sold…

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Maize price expect low as fruit tree farmers languish with stock.

November 20, 2017

Plenty of food commodities both old stock and newly harvested ones were received in several major markets especially Kampala. In the maize grain sector, frustration continues to build as the market price drops lower to record low prices. Kisenyi dry grain market received old stock grain at Ugx.550-560/kg. Traders slowed down their grain purchase because…

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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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