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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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Govt sets seasonal vanilla harvesting dates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |┬áThe government has set harvesting dates for ripe vanilla beans in order to uphold high-quality produce ahead of the first season harvests. Under the new government guidance to farmers, harvesting should commence from June 15 for the June-July season and December 15 for the December …

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Ntoroko residents form vigilante groups to curb vanilla theft

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |┬áResidents of Ntoroko District have established vigilante groups to protect their vanilla gardens from thieves. The groups comprises of vanilla growers and other members of the community. They were formed in Karugutu town council and in the sub-counties of Nombe and Karugutu where vanilla thefts …

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Low vanilla prices worry farmers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |┬áThe 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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