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February 01, 2011

Uganda’s maize output increased 50% since 2008, government says

by Fred Ojambo

Uganda’s corn production climbed 50 percent in the two years through 2010, the country’s Agriculture Ministry said.

Corn output in the East African nation rose to 1.8 million metric tons last year from 1.2 million tons in 2008, the ministry said in an advertisement published in the Kampala-based New Vision newspaper today. It didn’t give production data for 2009.

The country produced 700,000 tons of excess corn in 2010, which was exported to neighboring countries, the ministry said.


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