UBOS Names Crops That Earned Farmers Money

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The Uganda Bureau of Statistics-UBOS has released a list of ten crops where farmers last year earned better price than others.

It include farmers of rice, cotton; flowers, bananas, avocados, mangoes, papayas, pineapples, vanilla; cattle; pigs; forestry and logging; and fish farming.

Other animals like rabbits and honey were good business for farmers.

The crops where farmers earned little money last year include maize, beans, oil seeds like ground nuts, citrus fruits (oranges, lemons and tangerines).

Vegetables, melons, and roots and tubers like cassava were also a poor investment last year as their prices dropped by 16.7%. Maize prices dropped by 41% last year.

Beverage crops like coffee, cocoa, and tea also saw their prices drop last year, which means farmers of their crops earned less money.

Patrick Okello, the UBOS Director of agriculture and environment statistics, said using this index, farmers can get an idea of which crop can bring them business.

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