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 DATA ON COMMODITY PRICES IN THE DISTRICT  2018.

 

Introduction:

 

I hereby submit to your office a report on collection of data on commodity prices in the District, carried out by DCO and CO.

 

Introduction:

 

Kyenjojo District has got many active farmers producing various crops and marketing associations. Therefore there are variations in the commodity prices of consumer goods and crops.

 

Methodology:

On spot visit at the shop premises and various markets in the district.

 

Challenges.

People are too poor to buy commodities.

There are high transport costs to markets.

There are general poverty levels at this time and no purchasing power.

 

 

REPORT ON MARKET PRICES.

The market prices were sampled from five trader markets of Kyenjojo town council market, Rugombe market, kifuka market in bufunjo sub county Kyarusozi sub county market and Kasaba market in kyarusozi town council, the prices are derived from the season of March, April, and may.

 

FINDINGS.

According to the interview with the farmers in five trader markets there are few variances in prices for example pineapples are cheap in Kasaba market as compared to other markets , this indicates that there is more production of pineapples in Kyarusozi sub county . We also realized that there is an opportunity of bulky production of maize grains in Nyankwanzi and Bufunjo sub counties.

Maize farmers in Nyankwanzi and Bufunjo sub counties lack adequate storage facilities and also don’t add value to their produce when there is bulk harvest instead decide to sell their maize cheaply either to the middle men or locally in the market.

Farmers also complained of unpredictable weather conditions like heavy rains that sometimes destroy their crops, very long droughts that cause their crops to dry from the gardens.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS.

Maize and pineapple farmers can be mobilized into producer and marketing associations which will help them produce in bulk and also market their produce as a group so that they can have a better bargaining power.

Maize farmers can also be mobilized and trained on advantages of adding value to their produce like maize grain into maize flour for better market and prices.

Government should also introduce the warehouse receipt system (WRS) this helps farmers to keep their maize in a ware house and not until the prices go high their produce will be sold.

By linking farmers directly to the markets will help eliminate the middle man from offering low prices hence protecting the farmer.

Attached is the list of produce and prices for five markets.

 

 

MARKET PRICES.

S. NO ITEM MARKET FARM GATE PRICE MARKET PRICE UNIT
01 MAIZE GRAIN KYENJOJO T.C 200 250= 1KG
02 PINEAPPLES KYENJOJO T.C 1000 2000= 1KG
03 IRISH POTATOES KYENJOJO T.C 10,000 15000= 1 BASIN
04 TOMATOES KYENJOJO T.C 1000 2000= HEAP
05 WATER MELON KYENJOJO T.C 1000 5000= 1 FRUIT
06 BEANS KYENJOJO T.C 1000 2000= 1 KG
07 MEAT KYENJOJO T.C 10,000= 1 KG
08 MILLET KYENJOJO T.C 2500 4000= 1KG
09 SWEET POTATOES KYENJOJO T.C 2000 10000= HEAP
10 CASSAVA KYENJOJO T.C 1000 2500 HEAP
11 PASSION FRUITS KYENJOJO T.C 1000 2000 HEAP
12 G NUTS KYENJOJO T.C 2000 3000 1 KG
13 CABBAGES KYENJOJO T.C 500 1000 1 KG
14 ONIONS KYENJOJO T.C 500 1000 BUNDLE
15 KATWE SALT KYENJOJO T.C 1000 1 KG
16 SUGAR KYENJOJO T.C 4000 1 KG
17 GOAT MEAT KYENJOJO T.C 12,000 1 KG
18 JACK FRUIT KYENJOJO T.C 3000 5000 1 KG
19 BEEF KYENJOJO T.C 10,000 1 KG
20 CARROTS KYENJOJO T.C 1000 2000 HEAP
21 ORANGES KYENJOJO T.C 2000 A HEAP
22 GREEN PEPPER KYENJOJO T.C 500 1000 1 KG
23 FISH KYENJOJO T.C 3500-8000 SIZE
24 EGGS KYENJOJO T.C 10000 A TRAY
25 ORANGES KYENJOJO T.C 2000 A HEAP
26 CHICKEN KYENJOJO T.C 15000 20,000 1 KG
27 SALT KYENJOJO T.C 1KG
28 MILK KYENJOJO T.C 1 LITRE
29 MATOKE KYENJOJO T.C 10,000 10,000 BANCH
30 CHARCAOL KYENJOJO T.C 25,000 25,000 ABAG
31 PUMPKINS KYENJOJO T.C 2000 3000 1
32 POSHO KYENJOJO T.C 2000 2500 1KG

 

MARKET PRICES.

S. NO ITEM MARKET FARM GATE PRICE MARKET PRICE UNIT
01 MAIZE GRAIN KIFUKA 200 250 1KG
02 PINEAPPLES KIFUKA 1000 2500 1KG
03 IRISH POTATOES KIFUKA 8,000 14,000 1 BASIN
04 TOMATOES KIFUKA 1000 2000 HEAP
05 WATER MELON KIFUKA 2000 5000 1 FRUIT
06 BEANS KIFUKA 2000 3000 1 KG
07 BEEF KIFUKA 9,500 1 KG
08 MILLET KIFUKA 2000 2500 1KG
09 SWEET POTATOES KIFUKA 2000 10,000 HEAP
10 CASSAVA KIFUKA 1000 1500 HEAP
11 PASSION FRUITS KIFUKA 1000 2000 HEAP
12 G NUTS KIFUKA 3000 5000 1 KG
13 CABBAGES KIFUKA 500 1000 1 KG
14 ONIONS KIFUKA 500 1000 BUNDLE
15 KATWE SALT KIFUKA 1000 1 KG
16 SUGAR KIFUKA 4000 1 KG
17 GOAT MEAT KIFUKA 12,000 1 KG
18 JACK FRUIT KIFUKA 3000 5000 1 KG
19 COW MEAT KIFUKA 7500 1 KG
20 CARROTS KIFUKA 1000 2000 HEAP
21 ORANGES KIFUKA 2000 A HEAP
22 GREEN PEPPER KIFUKA 1000 2000 1 KG
23 FISH KIFUKA 3500-8000 SIZE
24 EGGS KIFUKA 10000 A TRAY
25 ORANGES KIFUKA 2000 A HEAP
26 CHICKEN KIFUKA 15000 20,000 1 KG
27 SALT KIFUKA 1KG
28 MILK KIFUKA 1 LITRE
29 MATOKE KIFUKA 8,000 10,000 BANCH
30 CHARCAOL KIFUKA 15,000 25,000 ABAG
31 PUMPKINS KIFUKA 2000 3000 1
32 POSHO KIFUKA 2000 2500 1KG

 

MARKET PRICES.

S. NO ITEM MARKET FARM GATE PRICE MARKET PRICE UNIT
01 MAIZE GRAIN KYARUSOZI T.C. 200 250 1KG
02 PINEAPPLES KYARUSOZI T.C. 1000 2000 1KG
03 IRISH POTATOES KYARUSOZI T.C. 8,000 13000 1 BASIN
04 TOMATOES KYARUSOZI T.C. 500 1000 HEAP
05 WATER MELON KYARUSOZI T.C. 1000 4000 1 FRUIT
06 BEANS KYARUSOZI T.C. 1500 2000 1 KG
07 MEAT KYARUSOZI T.C. 7500 1 KG
08 MILLET KYARUSOZI T.C. 1600 2500 1KG
09 SWEET POTATOES KYARUSOZI T.C. 3000 10,000 HEAP
10 CASSAVA KYARUSOZI T.C. 800 2000 HEAP
11 PASSION FRUITS KYARUSOZI T.C. 1000 1500 HEAP
12 G NUTS KYARUSOZI T.C. 3000 3500 1 KG
13 CABBAGES KYARUSOZI T.C. 1000 1500 1 KG
14 ONIONS KYARUSOZI T.C. 500 1000 BUNDLE
15 KATWE SALT KYARUSOZI T.C. 1000 1 KG
16 SUGAR KYARUSOZI T.C. 4000 1 KG
17 GOAT MEAT KYARUSOZI T.C. 10,000 1 KG
18 JACK FRUIT KYARUSOZI T.C. 4000 6000 1 KG
19 COW MEAT KYARUSOZI T.C. 7500 1 KG
20 CARROTS KYARUSOZI T.C. 1000 2000 HEAP
21 ORANGES KYARUSOZI T.C. 2000 A HEAP
22 GREEN PEPPER KYARUSOZI T.C. 1000 2000 1 KG
23 FISH KYARUSOZI T.C. 3500-8000 SIZE
24 EGGS KYARUSOZI T.C. 10000 A TRAY
25 ORANGES KYARUSOZI T.C. 2000 A HEAP
26 CHICKEN KYARUSOZI T.C. 15000 20,000 1 KG
27 SALT KYARUSOZI T.C. 1KG
28 MILK KYARUSOZI T.C. 1 LITRE
29 MATOKE KYARUSOZI T.C. 9,000 10,000 BANCH
30 CHARCAOL KYARUSOZI T.C. 20,000 25,000 ABAG
31 PUMPKINS KYARUSOZI T.C. 2000 3000 1
32 POSHO KYARUSOZI T.C. 2000 2500 1KG

 

MARKET PRICES.

S. NO ITEM MARKET FARM GATE PRICE MARKET PRICE UNIT
01 MAIZE GRAIN KASABA 200 250 1KG
02 PINEAPPLES KASABA 1000 2000 1KG
03 IRISH POTATOES KASABA 8,000 15000 1 BASIN
04 TOMATOES KASABA 500 1000 HEAP
05 WATER MELON KASABA 1000 3000 1 FRUIT
06 BEANS KASABA 1500 2500 1 KG
07 MEAT KASABA 6000 1 KG
08 MILLET KASABA 1600 2000 1KG
09 SWEET POTATOES KASABA 1000 8000 HEAP
10 CASSAVA KASABA 800 1500 HEAP
11 PASSION FRUITS KASABA 1000 2000 HEAP
12 G NUTS KASABA 3000 3500 1 KG
13 CABBAGES KASABA 1000 2000 1 KG
14 ONIONS KASABA 500 1000 BUNDLE
15 KATWE SALT KASABA 1000 1 KG
16 SUGAR KASABA 4000 1 KG
17 GOAT MEAT KASABA 10,000 1 KG
18 JACK FRUIT KASABA 4000 5000 1 KG
19 COW MEAT KASABA 7500 1 KG
20 CARROTS KASABA 1000 2000 HEAP
21 ORANGES KASABA 2000 A HEAP
22 GREEN PEPPER KASABA 1000 2000 1 KG
23 FISH KASABA 3500-8000 SIZE
24 EGGS KASABA 10000 A TRAY
25 ORANGES KASABA 2000 A HEAP
26 CHICKEN KASABA 15000 20,000 1 KG
27 SALT KASABA 1KG
28 MILK KASABA 1 LITRE
29 MATOKE KASABA 7,000 10,000 BANCH
30 CHARCAOL KASABA 20,000 25,000 ABAG
31 PUMPKINS KASABA 2000 3000 1
32 POSHO KASABA 2000 2500 1KG

 

MARKET PRICES.

S. NO ITEM MARKET FARM GATE PRICE MARKET PRICE UNIT
01 MAIZE GRAIN RUGOMBE 200 250 1KG
02 PINEAPPLES RUGOMBE 1000 2000 1KG
03 IRISH POTATOES RUGOMBE 8,000 15000 1 BASIN
04 TOMATOES RUGOMBE 500 1000 HEAP
05 WATER MELON RUGOMBE 1000 3000 1 FRUIT
06 BEANS RUGOMBE 1500 2500 1 KG
07 MEAT RUGOMBE 6000 1 KG
08 MILLET RUGOMBE 1600 2000 1KG
09 SWEET POTATOES RUGOMBE 1000 8000 HEAP
10 CASSAVA RUGOMBE 800 1500 HEAP
11 PASSION FRUITS RUGOMBE 1000 2000 HEAP
12 G NUTS RUGOMBE 3000 3500 1 KG
13 CABBAGES RUGOMBE 1000 2000 1 KG
14 ONIONS RUGOMBE 500 1000 BUNDLE
15 KATWE SALT RUGOMBE 1000 1 KG
16 SUGAR RUGOMBE 4000 1 KG
17 GOAT MEAT RUGOMBE 10,000 1 KG
18 JACK FRUIT RUGOMBE 4000 5000 1 KG
19 COW MEAT RUGOMBE 7500 1 KG
20 CARROTS RUGOMBE 1000 2000 HEAP
21 ORANGES RUGOMBE 2000 A HEAP
22 GREEN PEPPER RUGOMBE 1000 2000 1 KG
23 FISH RUGOMBE 3500-8000 SIZE
24 EGGS RUGOMBE 10000 A TRAY
25 ORANGES RUGOMBE 2000 A HEAP
26 CHICKEN RUGOMBE 15000 20,000 1 KG
27 SALT RUGOMBE 1KG
28 MILK RUGOMBE 1 LITRE
29 MATOKE RUGOMBE 10,000 10,000 BANCH
30 CHARCAOL RUGOMBE 20,000 25,000 ABAG
31 PUMPKINS RUGOMBE 2000 3000 1
32 POSHO RUGOMBE 2000 2500 1KG

 

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