Da Lat vegetable prices accelerate after typhoon

Typhoon Damrey and subsequent flooding have damaged the vast area of vegetables in Da Lat city, Don Duong and Lac Duong districts, the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, causing prices accelerate by 30-40 percent compared to the end of October.

Farmers harvest vegetables in Ward 7, Da Lat city (Photo: SGGP)

Farmers harvest vegetables in Ward 7, Da Lat city (Photo: SGGP)

Lettuce price increases from VND25,000 to VND45,000 a kilogram. It was only VND12,000 early October.
Spinach hikes from VND22,000 to VND40,000, courgette from VND4,000 to VND15,000 and cabbage from VND10,000 to VND25,000. Broccoli jumps from VND30,000 to VND40,000 a kilogram. Small spring onion, coriander and tomato prices also highly surge.
Traders specializing in buying Da Lat farm produce to supply domestic market said that despite high prices, supply of some products has been short.
According to statistics by Lam Dong province, the province has about 400 hectares of crops devastated by the typhoon and flooding. The number includes 100 hectares of vegetable and flower.
Besides open air crops, areas cultivated in glass houses were also badly damaged because of strong wind and floodwater.

By DOAN KIEN – Translated by Hai Mien

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