Why is Malaysia facing a vegetable shortage?

Published Feb 9, 2023

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Unpredictable weather has affected vegetable production in Malaysia's Cameron Highlands, resulting in shortages and doubling prices. Chey Ee Mong, secretary of the District Vegetable Growers Association, explained that the weather is generally dry in the highlands between January and March. Instead, it has been raining almost every day since the beginning of the year, EastFruit reports citing FreshPlaza.

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According to Chey Yi Mong, there is now a severe shortage of tomatoes, chili peppers, okra, beans and eggplants: “There is a demand for vegetables, but the supply is limited. Flooding in Pahang and Johor also worsened the supply chain. The prices of some vegetables have risen from 40% to more than 100%." Read also: Ukraine has resumed the export of fresh apples to Malaysia and the Middle East despite Russian aggression! The Secretary of the Association noted that the plantations suffered from high humidity and diseases, which led to ...
Source: Eastfruit
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