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Maize, sim sim export earnings increase

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Maize and sesame (sim sim) farmers in Uganda are laughing to the bank after the prices of their crops rebounded pushing the country’s export earnings up in August. Maize export earnings were up by 145% in the month of August, bringing in $13m (Shs 48bn) …

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Uganda’s coffee, maize, beans exports fall

🇺🇬 Export earnings ⬆               2017/18 – 2018/19 Gold 🥇 US$343m – US$1,068m Fish 🐠   US$146m – US$185m Tobacco US$54m  – US$85m Cocoa B  US$58m – US$73m 🇺🇬 Export earnings ⬇                2017/18       2018/19 Coffee☕ US$492m  …

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ANALYSIS: Maize price crisis

Why government needs to think beyond Shs100bn loan facility Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | The government recently made a policy announcement targeting maize farmers and traders. It promised to provide Shs100bn as loan facility, through the Bank of Uganda’s Agriculture Credit Facility to maize traders to enable them buy the …

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Maize flour prices in Kenya on the upward trend

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Maize flour prices in Kenya has increased by nearly third to Ksh 115 for the two kilogramme packet since the millers exhausted subsidised flour stocks. The country’s media reports indicate that the top retailers including Uchumi and Tuskys have exhausted the Ksh90 maize flour …

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Maize glut hits Uganda

Maize prices drop by 70% as exports to Kenya reduce due to political uncertainties Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda’s farmers could battle to sell some of their surplus maize as major customers who mainly export to Kenya cut back on their purchases citing political uncertainties in the latter …

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RAILA ODINGA: Memo to the President

Nairobi, Kenya | RAILA ODINGA| On 7th June, we asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to immediately fly to Ethiopia and ask his counterpart to sell maize to Kenyans. We also asked the President to fire the CS and PS of Agriculture and the CS of Devolution and Planning for deliberately misleading Kenyans on …

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Mugabe’s Zimbabwe bans maize imports after bumper crop

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Zimbabwe has banned the import of corn after enjoying a bumper crop that authorities hope will be enough to feed the nation and stimulate home-grown production, state-owned media reported Tuesday. Zimbabwe was once known as the “breadbasket” of Africa for its fertile land and modern …

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