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Sunday, 17 September 2017

Food costs fall in Asaba

Costs of staple food, including garri, yam and potatoes, have diminished in Asaba and environs, a market survey by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has appeared. 

Purchasers at the Ogbe Ogonogo Market, on Sunday, communicated bliss over the circumstance as the food dealers ascribed the value tumble to the diminishment in the cost of the things. 

A few farmers said the diminishment in the costs was because of the guard harvest which came about because of right on time and satisfactory precipitation in Delta and other neighboring states. 

Mrs Angela Okonta, a food merchant, disclosed to NAN that a sac of garri which was already sold for N20,000 now sold for 17,000. 

As per her, a bushel of garri which was sold for N1,000 in June now went for N700. 

"A sack of potatoes was sold for N2,000 a few months prior, yet now we offer it N1400. 

"A medium size tuber of yam already sold for amongst N500 and N600 is presently sold for amongst N300 and N400, contingent upon the purchaser's dealing power," she said. 

A rice dealer, Mr Eugene Nkenchor, said that a 50 kilogram pack of rice which was before sold for N18,000 now sold for 17,000.. 

"We now offer a bushel of rice for N16,000 rather than N2,000," Nkenchor included. 

He said that there was a slight drop in the cost of white beans as a sack of the item now went for N15,000 rather than N16,500. 

Nkenchor said a bushel of the thing was currently sold for N1,300 as against the previous cost of N1,500. 

"Be that as it may, there is a slight increment in the cost of dark colored beans. A sack of darker beans prior sold for N17,000 now costs N17,500. 

The merchant said a bushel of dark colored beans was beforehand sold for N1,400 however now sold for N1700. 

A farmer, Mr Nwanne Obi, said there had been a decent harvest in the express this year because of ahead of schedule and satisfactory precipitation. 

Obi said that the yams in the market now were planted in the riverine groups amongst November and December a year ago. 

He said that those developed upland amongst March and April still couldn't seem to develop, calling attention to that it took a base period of a half year for them to develop. 

As per Mr Bartholomew Isichie, another farmer, garri and different results of cassava cost higher amid the dry season on account of the trouble in harvesting the yield. 

"Amid the stormy season, it is less demanding to harvest; the dirt is delicate and it is anything but difficult to uncover cassava tubers. 

He said that potatoes were much accessible in the market and shoddy in light of the fact that the product was normally planted in March and April and that it required just three months for it to develop.

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