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How to yield 4 tons from an acre of Maize


Most maize in Uganda is produced with very few productivity enhancing inputs and crop yield is generally below 1.3 tons per acre. Here are the yields and profits a farmer can obtain from maize growing depending on the maize variety coupled with good crop management practices as we can see in the “Grow crop yields” section.

FACOM’S CEO, Mr. Iga Patrick

Maize is the best crop for intercropping with many other food crops and thus saves on land and doesn’t affect food security as it matures earlier but the yield is always better when grown as a sole crop.

Most maize farmers in Uganda have made an attempt to improve their yields from 600kg/acre to 1200kg/acre and are currently content with their harvest despite the fact that they are at a low profitability.

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variety yield
Longe 5 (nalongo) 1600-2400
Salongo qpm 2500-3500
Longe 6H 3200-3600
Longe 2H 2800-3200
Longe 10 H 3200-4100

Proved varieties that are early maturing, drought resistant, resistant to major pests and diseases and are yielding.  It’s worth noting that high yielding varieties need fertile soils in order to meet the nutrient requirements for maximum yield per unit area .However most soils have poor soil fertility and thus need application of fertilizers (organic or inorganic manure or both0 to achieve the recommended yields.

It is useful to seek guidance from an agronomist/soil scientist on the application of fertilizers. This is because the type of fertilizer depends on the soil type,soil nutrient deficiency and crop nutrient requirements among other factors.

Details can be found in “millionaire’s farm” annual publication on commercial farming by FACOM;

Get rich, grow maize!

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It is practical, you can earn over ugx 2.500.000 or US $ 970 from an acre of maize. 

Because of its excellent storage properties, maize can be stored at a low cost with less spoilage than many other food crops. For the farmers to target the off season improved price of  maize, good on farm storage facilities should be practiced, the farmers should embark on use of necessary insecticides to control weevil damage.

Harvesting should be done on time to reduce post harvest losses. Like-wise, market information and possible outlets on where to sale the harvested maize should be looked for right from the onset of maize planting season.

Proper record keeping of the farm expenditure on the maize enterprise is also paramount.

Adding value to the maize by milling maize floor increases the profit to the farmer and access and use of other by products like maize brand and cobs. Thus maize-brand provides good feed for livestock when mixed with other ingredients. The cobs could be used for fuel wood or can be applied back in the crop field as mulch.

Data from FACOM Uganda

Product Average qty (kgs) Average price/kg Value Value in US $
Maize flour 2250 1800 Ugx 4050000 Ugx. 1560
Maize brand 1125 300 Ugx. 337500 Ugx. 130
total     4387500 Ugx. 1693
Less production costs 3750   1,841,500 Ugx. 710
Net profit after milling     2,546000 Ugx. 982

 For details;

Contact FACOM Uganda or sign  up to attend their up coming farmer’s exhibition.

Coming This July 12th, 13th & 14th


P.O. Box 23012 Kampala Uganda

Wilson Road Jesco Plaza Room CA-04

Phone: +256 784 105 161, +256 773 248 530, +256 772 439 896, +256 701 730 013

Agricultural Machinery now Exported Worldwide

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Price List for Renovated used Massey Ferguson 500 series Tractors

The prices given below are in UK pounds. Please click here to obtain approximate prices in other currencies. 
Prices for shipping to any destination worldwide are available on request. 
To see a more detailed specification for each tractor (and an illustration) click on the tractor model concerned.

Massey Ferguson 565, 575, 590

The farming and agricultural industries can be difficult to work in especially without the right selections of machinery and equipment. Massey Ferguson has been a leading tractor brand for many years with each tractor, whether the Massey Ferguson 565, Massey Ferguson 575 or Massey Ferguson 590 models, providing their user with the best results achievable.

The Massey Ferguson 500 series is a major competitor in the world of tractors with many models being created to suit a variety of needs and requirements. Each tractor is able to present something slightly different to the last but still maintains an excellent service and performance. We have many years of experience in agriculture we understand the need for quality tractors that can perform to the best of their ability, we ensure that every one of our reconditioned tractors in this range offer only the very best performances and services.

Here at Dumelow International Limited we stock a variety of Massey Ferguson tractors and our 500 series could offer you the solution you require.

Massey Ferguson 575 & 590

The farming and agricultural environment can place some pretty serious demands on even the toughest of farm machines, but if you find a tractor than can cope easily in such conditions then it makes life a lot easier for all concerned. The Massey Ferguson 575 and the equally superb Massey Ferguson 590 are two models that simply will not let you down and have rightly built up a reputation as quality machines, and just goes to show that the 500 series really means business. Check out our website for the latest stock of renovated machines as these are sure to be in great demand.

Farming Exhibition from 12th – 14th, July 2013


  • Do you desire to Start farming but lack the Knowledge and Drive?
  • Are you too busy to dedicate time to farming in order to maximize your returns?
  • Is your farming project mismanaged or too expensive to maintain?
  • Have you failed to maximize profit from farming despite your input?
  • Do you need professional Advice and management as regard to farming?
  • Do you need land for hire or purchase to start commercial farming?

Coming This July 12th, 13th & 14th

FACOM Exhibition

Silver Package

Transport yourself to the farm
Gate fee is UGX 5000

Gold Package

Transport (to & fro), breakfast & lunch & Gate Fee for Only UGX 50,000

Premium Package

Transport (to & fro), Accommodation, breakfast, lunch & dinner, gate fee & farm tour, UGX 130,000

Mailing Address


P.O. Box 23012 Kampala Uganda

Wilson Road Jesco Plaza Room CA-04

Phone: +256 784 105 161, +256 773 248 530, +256 772 439 896, +256 701 730 013


1st Central Asia Congress on Modern Agricultural Techniques and Plant Nutrition

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We are highly excited and pleased to invite you to the congress titled “1st Central Asia Congress on Modern Agricultural Techniques and Plant Nutrition”, which is an international congress, will be held on 01-03 October 2013 in Bishkek-Kyrgyzstan and be hosted by Kyrgyzstan-Turkey Manas University. Central Asia has a big importance as the natural result of its geographical location and for being an important bridge between the Eastern and Western cultures throughout the history. Turkish civilizations founded many settlements and left significant traces of culture spreading to the Middle East and even to the Middle Europe through this aforesaid area. This interaction especially arose from the Silk Road, which starts at China and reaches to the Mediterranean and Black Sea shores.

The basic purposes of this congress are to present agricultural researches and new techniques in different disciplines in the branches of modern agriculture and plant nutrition to a shared platform, to share experiences and to develop corresponding cooperation.  The congress will also cardinally contribute to the studies of ‘Empowering the Agricultural Innovation Systems in Turkey and Middle Asian Countries’ which are being carried out within Turkey – FAO. Substantial cooperated studies, discussions of agricultural production problems and corporate decisions on healthy plant production are aimed as the outcome of this congress to be arranged. We expect your participation to this congress which will also orient to the creation of local projects about protection of soil and water resources and the development of agricultural innovation systems and thank you in advance for your precious contributions.

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First International Conference on Global Food Security 29 September – 2 October 2013, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands

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The First International Conference on Global Food Security aims to deliver state-of-the-art analysis, inspiring visions and innovative research methods arising from interdisciplinary research. Join us in this exciting opportunity to ensure that the best science is garnered to support the emergence of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Achieving global food security whilst reconciling demands on the environment is the greatest challenge faced by mankind. By 2050 we will need to feed 9 billion people. The urgency of the issue has led to huge scientific strides forwards; making it difficult to keep up with the rapidly expanding volume of scientific research.

We aim to better understand economic, social, biophysical, technological and institutional drivers of current and future global food security. The conference will address food production and access, and the trade-offs between competing environmental, economic or social objectives and outcomes.

Important Conference Deadlines

Abstract submission deadline Friday, 10th May 2013
Author notification deadline Monday, 17th June 2013
Author registration deadline Friday, 28th June 2013
Early bird registration deadline Friday, 12th July 2013

European conference on sustainability for young adults (18-28 years) will be held in Bonn, September 1st to 7th

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On the Youth Future Conference 2013 we want to address these challenges in an interdisciplinary and multi-perspective way – in collaboration with laureates of the German Environmental Award and the “Alternative Nobel Prize”, Right Livelihood Award.

By combining the energy and enthusiasm of the young generation with the expertise and experience of the distinguished laureates we want to develop and initiate projects to promote a sustainable future.

We would like to invite young adults (18 to 28 years of age) from Europe to be part of the Youth Future Conference 2013. Join us to work for a brighter future in Bonn from September 1st to 7th and become an ambassador of right livelihood and sustainable development.

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