Farmers hold on to their gain, other rush to supply.

August 16, 2018

Farmers in most production locations rejected any intending buyers that interfaced with them offering a price lower than Ugx,500/kg. They held onto their grain saying that government had announced maize buying price at Ugx.500/kg farm gate price. This situation forced the maize market price in Kampala up last week on Friday 10th August from Ugx.410/kg…

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Farmers isolate maize until better offer.

July 30, 2018

Low grain prices were reported in most maize producing markets. Extremely low maize prices were registered in Masindi, Iganga, Kiboga and Mubende at Ugx.280-300/kg wholesale price. Some farmers have decided to abandon their crop until such a time the market will offer a reasonable price.  Several single stand plantation of maize have been left standing…

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Maize price drops as new supply intensifies.

July 2, 2018

Newly harvested maize reached Kampala market and as expected the market price deteriorated to Ugx.610-620/kg. This grain was delivered from Kiboga, Kyankwanzi, Kibaale and Kisiita contrary to what has usually come first from Busoga region. It is believed that the yield will be very good similar or better than last’s because the rainfall distribution and…

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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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