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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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NARO tips farmers on drought, Fall Army Worm

The National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) has advised farmers to pay attention to their gardens to counter possible threats related to the Fall Army Worm that recently hit maize farmers in 65 districts of Uganda. Speaking on the sidelines of the World Bank’s Open Day event at Kololo Airstrip on …

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