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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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UPC asks gov’t to regulate COVIDEX prices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) has asked the government to intervene and regulate the price of COVIDEX herbal drug on the market. This follows the increase in the prices of the drug. Before it was approved by the National Drug Authority-NDA, the drug was being …

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Bunyoro livestock farmers irked by low prices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Livestock farmers in the Bunyoro sub-region are crying foul following the fall in prices of livestock in the region. According to the farmers, currently they are selling their animals at cheaper prices since there are no buyers available for them. The aggrieved farmers say they …

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Luuka voters want improvement in cash crop prices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Voters in Luuka district want the government to negotiate stable cash crop prices which will boost the livelihoods of residents who entirely depend on subsistence and commercial agriculture for survival. Luuka is one of the largest sugarcane growing districts in Busoga sub-region with 80% of …

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Soybean farmers decry poor prices

Pader, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Soybean farmers in Pader district are crying foul following a drastic drop in the price. A kilogram of soybean now costs Shillings 700 down from Shillings 3000. Sabina Alimo, a peasant farmer in Golo parish in Latanya sub county says it is a real …

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Farmers in Bunyangabu stuck with bananas as prices drop

Bunyangabu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers in Bunyangabu district are stuck with bananas following a reduction in the prices. The price reduction is attributed to increased production and the covid-19 lockdown which affected the movement of traders to purchase bananas from the farmers. A bunch of bananas which was …

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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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Vanilla prices to drop from July

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vanilla farmers in Uganda will earn less money from their harvest season starting July because of an expected drop in prices due to an increase in global production. Chariton Namuwoza, the Executive Director Vanilla Exporters of Uganda-Vanex, said on Thursday that they cannot tell …

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Consumers and prices

They rely on price to determine quality of products A study shows that marketers of relatively high-priced products should consider keeping prices high, as many consumers associate high price with high quality. A study by an assistant professor at The University of Texas at Arlington published in the `Journal of …

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