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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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Farmers wary as prices of agricultural produce drop

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The drastic fall in prices of agricultural produce has left farmers and traders in agony. The drop in prices came after a lockdown announced by the government as one of the measures to control the spread of coronavirus. Some of the measures affect the …

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Sim sim prices fall as middlemen exploit farmers in Lamwo

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Several farmers in Kitgum and Lamwo districts are counting loses from sales of sim sim following a sharp drop in prices this season. Local leaders in the two districts which are known to produce bulk sim sim in the region attribute the low …

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South African regulator orders data costs be reduced

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  South Africa’s competition regulatory authority on Monday revealed that mobile operators have been overcharging for internet connectivity, ordering top operators to drop prices within two months or face prosecution. The high cost of data has in the past stirred public outrage prompting protests under …

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Fuel consumers want gov’t to regulate prices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fuel consumers in Kigezi sub-region are asking the government to consider setting up standard prices for fuel. Currently, fuel prices are set by the various dealers as determined by the forces of demand and supply. But the consumers in Kabale district argue that the …

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Cement prices plunge

New study shows the industry is expected to register growth in the next five years Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Buyers of cement have a reason to smile as cement prices fall citing oversupply. A 50kg bag of cement is now trading at Shs 28,000 compared with Shs 38,000 …

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Low vanilla prices worry farmers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The low prices of Vanilla has left farmers and exporters worried. In 2004, vanilla prices fell from about 150,000 shillings a kilogram to 1,000 shillings. This was the worst in the history of vanilla growing, forcing many farmers to cut down the plants and abandon …

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Tea prices drop in greater Bushenyi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tea farmers in Greater Bushenyi are counting loses following a drop of tea prices by at least Shillings 200 per kilogram. Greater Bushenyi is comprised of Bushenyi, Mitooma, Sheema, Buhweju and Rubirizi districts. John Bomukama, a tea farmer in Bitooma Sub County in Bushenyi district, …

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