Monsoon rains, floods and Covid-19 hit Myanmar

The wet weather and accompanying floods, together with the Covid-19 pandemic, have been disastrous for business at Myanmar wet markets. Supplies have dropped, making it difficult for consumers to get high quality produce. At the same time, the number of market customers has dropped off.

Cameron Highlands Agriculture Association chairman Ng Tien Khuan said flood waters have damaged most of the vegetables in lowland farms while in the highlands, the more intense precipitation and lack of sunlight have stunted the growth of greens. As a result, the quantity harvested has also dropped, he added.

Ng told that the Covid-19 pandemic has also made it more difficult to import vegetables to meet local demand.

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