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Prices rise amid low farm supply

Maciu Malo
Friday, February 22, 2013

SIGATOKA market vendor Anita Devi is feeling the pinch, with low sales of fruits, crops and vegetables in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Evan.

The Olosara resident is receiving decreasing quantities of vegetables and crops in recent months.

She says the price of vegetables and root crops has increased drastically because of the low supply from farmers.

"We hardly see any cassava now in the market as most cassava farms were destroyed by the cyclone," says Mrs Devi.

"Personally for me, I always sell the produce from our farm in Olosara but after the cyclone we have to buy vegetables, fruits and root crops from other farmers.

"We are struggling each day to meet our daily target but we are hopeful that things will get better soon."