Mekong Delta farmers disappointed by falling sweet potato prices

A lot of agricultural products are displayed at reasonable prices in supermarkets and trade centers in Ho Chi Minh City whereas scores of vegetables and fruits are piled up streets everywhere waiting for consumers. In general, farmers across the country are sad because they are unable to sell the harvested produce in the market.

Nguyen Van Huynh, Chairman of Dong Tan Assembly Association in Chau Thanh District said before the Lunar New Year 2021, the price of Japanese purple sweet potato was bought at VND1 million per 60kg by traders to export to the Chinese market, so farmers enjoyed a big profit. However, form the Tet holidays until now, the price of the potatoes continuously dropped to VND600,000 per 60 kgs, and then VND400,000.

Worse, from April 2021, 60 kgs dropped to VND200,000 and then to between VND70,000 and 90,000. At the current price, sweet potato farmers are suffering big losses. In Chau Thanh District in Dong Thap Province, the current potato prices have left many farmers facing quite some difficulties.

[ VND100 = 0.0036 ]


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