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Unsold dalo concern

Luke Rawalai
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

TAVEUNI farmers are concerned about their unsold dalo as buyers have stopped buying the root crop.

Qila farmer James Sami said farmers were worried since they relied on the sale of the produce to pay for their children's school fees and stationery.

"Dalo buyers on the island are not buying anymore and we are worried that our crop is being wasted," he said.

Farmer Jitendra Naidu said: "I don't know what happened but during New Year's I sold dalo and the price was good but now it has really gone down with current price standing at $1.20 a kilogram."

Principal agricultural officer north John Cox said the price of dalo was a result of market demand, and if it was in demand the price would increase and vice versa.


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