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Cassava cost to drop

Maciu Malo
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

THE price of cassava is expected to decrease over the next seven months, says director extension at the Department of Agriculture, Uraia Waibuta.

Mr Waibuta said the cost of cassava was high following the destruction of cassava farms by Tropical Cyclone Evan last year,

"Substantive damages was made on the root crops especially to cassava which is the reason cassava prices at the markets are hiking," Mr Waibuta said.

However, he said the price should decrease within the year.

He added this was the reason that kumala seedlings were given out.