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Maize tops enterprises in Luwero PDM household survey

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Maize growing has topped the list of agricultural enterprise practices in various parishes across Luwero district, a survey conducted ahead of the implementation of the Parish Development Model-PDM has revealed. Last month, Luwero district deployed 386 data collectors equipped with smartphones to collect basic information …

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Public warned against fraudsters claiming sale of maize on prisons farms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Prisons Service-UPS has warned the public against fraudster schemes that their farms are selling commercial maize. UPS spokesperson, Commissioner of Prisons Frank Baine, said several people have been calling the headquarters claiming they have paid for commercial maize from their farms. Baine said …

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Uganda registers decline in staple food production – UBOS report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There was a decline in staple food production across the country in the 2018/2019 agriculture year, according to a survey by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics. The head of the Department of Production and Environment Statistics, Patrick Okello disclosed this while releasing the 2019 annual …

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Government moots plan to tackle aflatoxins in maize

Kenya initially imposed a ban on grain from Uganda citing high levels of aflatoxins Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has revealed plans to improve the quality and standard of Uganda’s maize following a recent threat from the Kenyan government to ban importation of the staple grain citing high levels of …

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Multi-billion cereal processing plant opens in Soroti

Soroti, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Soroti City will be home to a multi-billion agro-processing business for cereals, thanks to Pela Commodities Limited, a new industry being established in Arapai industrial area.   Pela commodities has already started laying its machinery in the area near Soroti Fruit Factory. It is expected …

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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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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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