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SEATINI suggests ways of improving Uganda-Kenya trade relations

Kampala,, Uganda | Julius Businge  |  As players in maize trading between Uganda and Kenya workout modalities for improving trade relations, questions remain on whether authorities can walk-the talk.    On March 11, Kenya announced the lifting of a ban on imports of maize grain from Uganda and Tanzania with strict …

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Lwakhakha cross border traders taught how to clean cereal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders under Lwakhakha cross border traders association have embarked sensitizing traders on how to clean their cereal agricultural products. This week, government of Kenya banned the importation of agricultural products like maize on grounds that they are contaminated with aflatoxins harmful to human health. Semuli …

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Aflasafe the new solution to aflatoxin threat in East Africa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture [IITA] developed a scientifically proven biocontrol solution to minimize aflatoxin contamination in Africa. The all-natural, safe, easy-to-use, and environmentally friendly product known as Aflasafe has however not reached most farmers in the region despite its effectiveness in minimizing the …

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Is Kenya’s ban on Uganda’s maize a blessing in disguise?

COMMENT | OSCORD MARK OTILE  | According to Uganda’s grain trade policy, most Ugandans, especially in local governments (68%), depend on agriculture for both livelihood and income generation. The country’s major agricultural commodities include coffee, tea, cassava, maize, beans, groundnuts, rice, and bananas. Coffee and tea are traditional cash crops grown …

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Busia traders stuck with metric tons of maize

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Produce traders in Busia district are stranded with metric tons of maize worth billions of Shillings following Kenya’s ban on the importation of maize from Uganda. Busia produce market is one of the major hubs for produce and maize is one of the major commodities. …

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OWC, UNBS push for quality grain produce

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations has assured Uganda’s grain and cereal industry of an annual market worth US Dollars 4 million. Uganda’s produce especially maize and groundnuts has been greatly affected by low standards especially due to aflatoxins, a family of toxins produced by certain fungi that …

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