First maize harvest season opened.

June 25, 2018

The first maize season harvest has delivered grain from farmers who planted early. Usually Busoga region delivers maize first, however, this time round, the market received grain from other parts of the country simultaneously. It was offered in Busoga region at Ugx.470/kg, Kiboga-Kyankwanzi at Ugx.300-400kg, Hoima, Mubende, Mityana and other central region districts. This supply…

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Speculators lose cash in produce trade.

June 19, 2018

The first harvest season 2018 is around the corner and it is anticipated to be a good one in most production locations countrywide. Maize in particular is expected in a week or two. Several traders who stocked grain confessed losses as stock piles of maize still held in different locations and yet new seasonal maize…

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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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