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Standards in the maize value chain

13-point farmers plan to attain high product quality, wealth creation, trade harmony in EAC region COMMENT | DICK NUWAMANYA KAMUGANGA | The East African Community (EAC) regional maize trade is approximately 1.5 million Metric Tons per annum valued at US$ 260 million. Uganda is a leading net maize exporter in …

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Uganda tomato prices up as demand in Kenya rises

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | Kenya’s decision to re-open its market for Uganda’s produce mainly grain, has increased demand for other produce from the country, eventually leading to the increase in the price of other agricultural products. Prices of tomatoes, onions, carrots and green pepper have jumped up in Uganda …

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Suspension of bus operations in Kenya hits Busia touts hard

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of bus touts in Busia municipality are redundant following the suspension of bus operations in Kenya. Last week, Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta suspended bus operations in Nairobi, Nakuru, Mombasa, Kajiado and Migori because of high cases of Covid-19. This saw major bus companies such …

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Maize trade tension

Why maize is causing trade tensions between Kenya and its neighbours | THE INDEPENDENT | There was confusion in the East African grain market recently after Kenya banned maize imports from Tanzania and Uganda. The Agriculture and Food Authority said the reason for the ban was that levels of mycotoxins …

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