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  • WM3: 275RWF 30
  • WM4: 270RWF 30
  • BS1: 440FRW 20
  • BS2: 430FRW 10
  • BS3: 425FRW 30
  • BS4: 420FRW 20
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Commodity exchanges bring new hope to Africa s farmers

Kenya. Tue 27 Sep 2016, 12:00 am
At the recent African Green Revolution Forum in Nairobi, one of the outstanding take-outs was that Africa may need $400 billion (Sh40 trillion) in investment in food production over the next decade to meet its needs.   But while finance is the problem, it is not the solution if we do not reorient its deployment. Many African countries and donor programmes have invested billions of dolla...

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Commodity exchange plan is the way to go

Rwanda. Tue 13 Sep 2016, 12:00 am
Plans of establishing a commodity exchange in the country have taken too long and it is time decisive action is taken to make this a reality. With the present global commodity super-cycle, the need for a commodity exchange has only become more urgent and we cannot continue engaging in empty talk as farmers faced the pain of fluctuating prices. The turmoil in the commodity markets is somethin...

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Commodities market: The idle silver bullet that could save farmers from price fluctuations

Kenya. Tue 26 Jul 2016, 12:00 am
When it is Kenya, the talk of agriculture being the backbone of economy is now a cliché but so is the sad tale of farmers who supply commodities in exchange for loss. Despite the season long hassle from preparing land to harvesting and drying grains, a typical Kenyan farmer faces the constant threat of running into losses when they eventually take their produce to the market. The governme...

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Online granary register gives grain farmers market access past brokers

Kenya. Thu 21 Jul 2016, 12:00 am
Market access ranks among the headaches of grain farmers, leading to losses or manipulation by brokers or middlemen. However, farmers now stand a better chance of wriggling past the hawk-eyed and sweet-talking middlemen — who acquire grains for a song — thanks to the launch of an online tool for updates on market availability. The e-granary developed by the East African Fa...

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Boost for farmers as plan for futures market takes shape

Kenya. Tue 5 Jul 2016, 12:00 am
Kenyan farmers are now set to earn more from their produce following plans by the Rwandan-based East African Exchange (EAX) to establish a futures market in the country. The market will be the second on the continent after the one in South Africa. EAX will be submitting their paper work this week at the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) seeking permission to start a futures market, a move that w...

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