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January 17 10:21

Singapore faces vegetables shortage

As Chinese New Year approaches, farmers in Malaysia report troubles in supply. The insufficient production can lead to rising prices in Singapore and other countries
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The holidays cause a sharp demand spike for vegetables - especially for cabbage. Producers usually prepare for “hot days” in advance. However, this year the demand seems to be especially high. Local farmers are warning the retailers, that they might not prepare enough of the produce, to meet the needed quantity. Smaller farms, a lot of which are run by families with no hired help.
The harvest has also been influenced by long rains, that have recently hit the region. Harsh reason can decrease the production by as much as 40%. However, retailers have stated, that the possible rise of prices will not last for long.