December 15, 2016

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Demand for cabbage cools in Sagaing Region

A vendor sells catbage at a market in Wuntho.  Photo: Sai Lu Min
A vendor sells catbage at a market in Wuntho.
Photo: Sai Lu Min

ALTHOUGH villages across Wuntho Township in Sagaing Region increased its production of cabbage this season, dealers are facing cooling demand at the local market.
“Increasing migrant sellers in the market is one of challenges for local dealers,” said a vendor from Seinle Village. “We currently sell a large cabbage for K200 (US$0.16) and a small one for K100 ($0.08).”
“Discontinuation of the local gold mining businesses with a huge number of workers in the township is the main reason for the dealers declining demand in local market.”
Makyigone, Zeephyubin, Seinle, Kyaingkhwin, Thabyaytha, Auounggon, Okapho and Thyeik villages mainly distribute seasonal fruits and vegetables to Kawlin market. They faced a serious natural disaster last year.
“The majority of rice plantations were destroyed during flooding last monsoon season across the region. As a result, Kawlin Township lost a lot of customers,” a grower said.

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