Bhutan: Import ban and scarce local produce cause soaring vegetable prices

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-08 Tue 13:30
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A kilogram (kg) of potato at the Centenary Farmers’ Market (CFM) costs Nu 80 to Nu 100 this weekend. Retailers pay Nu 4,000 for a 45-kg sack of potatoes. In the past, a sack of potato imported from India cost Nu 1,500. Wholesalers at the CFM paid Nu 3,500 to Nu 4,500 for a sack of potatoes to the farmers…

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