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Sri Lanka: Potato prices drop; farmers affected

The price received by potato farmers in the Badulla District has declined. Farmers say that their produce which sold for between Rs.70 and Rs.80  a kilogramme last week is being purchased by private traders at present for between Rs.50 and Rs.60 per kilogramme at present. The harvesting of potatoes in the country largest potato producing district, Badulla, is well underway. Potato farmers and farmers of other crops too are facing a price decline at present.

Source: newsfirst.lk

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