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Maize quality low
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Maize quality low:
Presently all production areas are delivering grain to the central market. Traders in Kisenyi received some maize though they were quick to complain about the quality. According to Haji Kalevu, the grain size is fair but the moisture content and (dd) diseased and damage is still very high. His appeal to the farmers is that they should maintain a good quality and better handling at harvest thus fetching more money. A kilo of unsorted grain was offered at Ush.240 while maize flour went for Ush.630- 650 depending on seller and quality.

There was good supply of fresh foods in all fresh markets of the city. This includes matooke, Irish potatoes, cabbages, sweet potatoes and yams. There seems to be better production of these items this harvest season compared to last year’s. The western region delivered a huge supply of fresh commodities like Matooke, Irish potatoes and cassava. This in turn has affected the price of these commodities in Kampala markets. A fall in price is inevitable especially with high supply of commodities to market. Irish potatoes went for Ush.29, 000-30,000 for a sack from Kabale in Nakawa market. Singo Irish potatoes were much cheaper with a sack offered at Ush.27, 000. A sack of Matooke weighing aprox: 110kg from Mbarara sold for 30,000

category:  weekly market reports
date:  27 Jan '07