Monsoon could drive up vegetable prices 70%, say farmers


Noel Achariam

The Cameron Highlands Vegetable Growers Association forecasts the price of French beans (retail RM12-14), capsicum (retail RM12-13 per kg) might go up more if the weather worsens next month. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, November 20, 2023.

THE monsoon season could affect the output of vegetables, raising prices by up to 70% next month, farmer groups said. 

They said that with the erratic weather, production of produce such as tomatoes, string beans, spring onion, coriander, chili and others could drop by 30%.


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