Hail causes heavy losses for Myanmar and Yunnan banana farmers

On the evening of February 17, hail and strong winds hit Myanmar and Yunnan's banana producing areas and banana farmers suffered  serious losses.

Burmese hail lasted just 10 minutes 

It is understood that the hail in Myanmar lasted for about 10 minutes. The disaster-affected center is mainly located in Santun Village, Mengmo County and Myitkyina Province. The un-bagged bananas were damaged by hail, and some of the newly picked banana plantations were damaged. It will continue to affect the quality and yield of subsequent bananas.

The Myanmar Chinese Network reported that on February 17, January 29 and February 16 there were many incidents of hail storms in Myanmar, causing property damage to residents and investors. Recently, there have been more violent storms in Myanmar with the possibility of hail.

Strong typhoon in Yunnan
On the evening of February 17, the Honghe area of Yunnan Province, including Pingbian, Hekou suffered strong winds and hailstorms. The disaster center was located in the Baihe Township, Pingbian. The banana leaves were damaged and some even fell off completely.

But overall, the impact of weather on Yunnan bananas is limited. Some places experienced leaves falling, but the overall situation is not that serious. Due to the serious disasters in Myanmar, supplies from some production areas in Yunnan have increased slightly, which may have a certain effect on the price of bananas.

Source: Agricultural Finance Network Banana

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