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Matooke prices shoot up in Luwero district

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Prices for matooke, a staple food for people in Luwero town council have increased over drought and hailstorms that have destroyed plantations. A bunch of matooke that has been selling for 5000 shillings now costs 15,000 shillings. A bunch that has been selling at shillings …

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Bududa traders complain of falling prices of matooke

Bududa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Matooke traders in Bududa district are complaining about the falling prices of Matooke in the region of Bugisu.  The traders say previously the smallest bunch was Uganda shillings 10,000, but now it is down to 2000, while the biggest that cost  50,000 is now between …

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Matooke prices crash, Ankole farmers frustrated

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A drastic decline in prices of Matooke has frustrated farmers from parts of Ankole, one of the biggest producers of Matooke both a cash and food crop. Matooke production has over the years transformed livelihoods across the region, with more people depending on the food …

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Banana farmers fault Presidential initiative for failing to address post harvest losses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Banana farmers in the greater Bushenyi districts have faulted the Presidential Initiative on banana industrial development for failing to address the challenge of post-harvest losses. The Presidential Initiative was established to facilitate the development of banana-based sustainable processing enterprises, to help farmers to add …

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