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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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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