The sweet potato price has kept increasing since the Tet Lunar New Year, said Huynh Van Quan, deputy chairman of the Tan Thanh Sweet Potato Cooperative in Binh Tan District in the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long on February 22.
|Farmers harvest Japanese sweet potato in Binh Tan District, Vinh Long Province (Photo: SGGP)|
At present, a quintal of the Japanese sweet potato variety fetches VND1.2-1.3 million, which is the highest rate over the last several years.
The price increase is due to high demand of sweet potato from China’s market while it is not the main production crop in the Mekong Delta.
Price of white sweet potato variety has also raised to 370,000 a quintal, ensuring farmers profitable.