GROWER’S tomato plantations in Phet Yin village, North part of Myingyan, Mandalay Region are experiencing lowered prices of their stock.
Though the farmers have seen a good harvest of the seasonal crop, they expressed distress at the decreased price of tomatoes.
“When I’m starting a plantation, one viss (1.6 kilograms) jumps up to K1000. But when we harvest, the price downed to K100 and then K50. I planted roughly half an acre and I plucked around 15 baskets at one time”, said a local farmer.
“Over 500 visses are
yielded from my farm. But only the growers who are harvesting early get a good price”, he added.
A local market has offered K130 and K80 for one viss but local farmers have to pay 20 per cent of one viss for transportation.
Than Zaw Min (IPRD)