Average nominal retail prices for maize grain, sorghum and beans increased during the month a c ro s s Ka ramo ja . Howeve r , households depending on markets for maize grain and sorghum were still better off compared to the same period last year while for beans were worse off.
There was a deterioration in terms of trade (TOT) for both goats and casual labour against ma ize gra in compared to February. This was mainly a result of a 22% increase in maize grain prices during the month.
Nominal retail prices for maize grain, sorghum and beans increased across the country in March compared to February 2015 mainly due to reduced stocks.
Maize grain & beans prices for markets outside Karamoja are expected to be high but relatively stable in April. However, prices are expected to increase in May when majority of the schools re-open.