Grain and pulses prices remained flat over the past two weeks with maize within the 3,000 Ksh/90kg range as imports from Uganda and Tanzania arrived in markets. The NCPB is selling stores to millers at 2,700 Ksh/90 Kgs bag while procuring maize from the current harvesting season.
Pulses prices have remained high due to the fact that the current crop did not do as expected.
There are prospects that the coming short rains will be well distributed starting mid October to late December.
The weather in Uganda has not been favourable to the growers of maize and soybeans as the rains have continued well into September which has forced prices for staple crops to remains high. Maize is currently trading between UGX 880-900 per kg even though there remains more grain in the growing areas for the market. Moisture content has continued to be a poblem for animal feed producers and millers who do not have dryers. There are small volumes of low moisture grain. Soybean fields have seen losses as the rains have made it difficult to harvest and dry. Soybeans is trading at UGX 1,680-1,700 per kg delivered Kampala.