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Heavy Rains Double Crop Prices in Tanzania

The prices of some horticulture crops have over doubled since the torrential rain started in Tanzania late last month. The prices of tomatoes, onions and green peppers skyrocketed after rains wreaked havoc on road infrastructure, making it difficult to transport goods from farms to markets.

Ilala market is one of the largest horticulture markets in Dar es Salaam; it currently receives supply from Arusha and Iringa. However, poor infrastructure in the rural areas makes for insufficient supply to meet demand.

Three weeks ago, TMA forecasted days of severe weather impact at the end of last month and this month accompanied by heavy rains in Dar es Salaam, Coast (specifically in Mafia Isles), Lindi and Mtwara regions.

Source: Fresh Plaza