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Market Vendors Getting Worried

Labasa market vendors have raised concerns over the poor business they are facing everyday during this dry spell. Parma Nand of Siberia said their business have been greatly affected during
24 Sep 2014 07:44
Market Vendors Getting Worried
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Labasa market vendors have raised concerns over the poor business they are facing everyday during this dry spell.

Parma Nand of Siberia said their business have been greatly affected during this dry spell.

“With no rain our vegetables have not grown properly, the farmers just plant and they just wither” Mr Nand said.

“Being a middleman this also affects us because famers sell their produce at a very expensive price” he said

“When the farmers increase their price this really affects us middlemen because we have to increase our price too for customers.

“Before when I buy from farmers I usually bring eight to ten bags of vegetables to the market but now I only bring one bag of vegetables” Mr Nand said.

Tabia farmer Bhagyam Wati also said the same that dry spell is really affecting their crop production.

“The dry spell is really affecting us farmers; that is why we have to increase the price of our vegetables” Ms Wati said.

“The middlemen have to accept the price we give because we cannot do anything about the dry spell as it is really affecting the growth of our crops” she said.

“With this dry spell, not only us farmers are affected but the middlemen and the customers as well,” she added.

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