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Weekly Market Report - Vol.1, No.14 May 21, 2018
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Simsim is a flowering plant which is cultivated for its edible seeds, which grow in pods. It has one of the highest oil contents of any seed. Simsim seed is considered to be the oldest oilseed crop known...

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Weekly Market Report Vol 1 , No.13 May 14, 2018

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Cassava is a perennial shrub, which produces enlarged tuberous roots. Its height ranges from about 1 to 3 m or more. The stems are usually small and glabrous with nodes. The leaves vary in color from green to reddish. There is a great variation in tuber number, shape and size and the angle at which they penetrate the ground.

Weekly Market Report Vol 18 , No.12 Apr 23, 2018

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Irish Potato is a herbaceous starchy, tuberous crop. Globally the Irish potatoes are the fourth largest food crop following rice, wheat and maize. Available varieties in Uganda include: Victoria, Kisoro, Kabaale, Rutuku and NAKPoT (1, 2, 3, 4, and 5).

Weekly Market Report Vol 18 , No.11 Apr 16, 2018

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Mushrooms are grown in ‘gardens’ where the spawns are inoculated. The spawns are filled into sterile glass bottles through a process that requires specific tools and knowledge. Farmers can either buy mushroom spawns from specialized producers at local markets, or be trained for producing mushroom spawns themselves.

Weekly Market Report Vol 18 , No.10 Apr 9, 2018

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Soybean (Glycine max L) is the world‘s most important vegetable oil crop, providing the cheapest source of protein for both human and livestock diets. Its protein content (40%) is unrivalled among crops, in addition to high content (20%) of quality edible oil. Soybean protein contains all the essential amino acids; and contains significant amounts of minerals (Fe, Zn, Ca, Mg); the oil is 85% unsaturated comprised of linoleic and oleic acid shown to reduce the risk of heart disease.

Weekly Market Report Vol 18 , No.9 Apr 2, 2018

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Maize (zea mays L.), originally a New World crop, was introduced in Uganda in 1861 (Sprague, 1987) and by 1900 was already an established crop (Ministry of Agriculture 1988). Maize production has improved in Uganda with the adoption of improved technologies by farmers. These technologies include improved seeds like hybrid and open pollinated varieties, timely planting, proper spacing and timely weeding and harvesting.

Weekly Market Report Vol 18 , No.8 Mar 26, 2018

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The pineapple is a tropical and subtropical fruit grown in many countries in Africa. In Uganda it is mainly grown South of Lake Kyoga and Western Uganda. It is a tradable crop and generates reasonable income. It is used as a fruit as well as for producing juice. It is also used for making jam. In addition it contains a protein digesting enzyme brome lain. Therefore it can be used as a meat tenderizer. Leaves are used for making ropes and coarse cloth. Waste products from the juice canning industry are used as animal feed.

Weekly Market Report Vol 18 , No.7 Mar 19, 2018

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This week we focus on the market for Rice and its production in Uganda. Rice is the second major commodity in grain after maize. It is grown for both for food and commercial purposes. Uganda grows both upland at 36% rain fed and low land rice 59% and other 5% of the rice
grown under irrigation.

Weekly Market Report Vol 18 , No.6 Mar 12, 2018

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As the price of the plant seedlings are rising, the farmers are warmed that some members of the community (traders) are selling old stock, colored as plant seed to unsuspecting customers. This is mainly aimed at profiting from the high prices during start of the planting season.

Weekly Market Report Vol 18 , No.5 Mar 5, 2018

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Commodities with high supply in market their prices changed by going up and down while those that are on low supply their prices are still high and the biggest cause is poor road networks in rural areas where farming is highly practiced.

Weekly Market Report Vol 18 , No.4 Feb 26, 2018

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We take this opportunity to wish you a happy new month of March. As you are well aware that February was a month of taking children back to school which is a big factor in change of prices for some commodities in the markets for example Maize flour, Beans and maize grain.
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