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India: "Farmers let tomato crop rot as middlemen cheat"Tomato farmers are not picking tomatoes from their fields because of the expense involved in transporting them to the market is more than the price they get for the produce from the middlemen.
In the current system, it is not farmers but middlemen who get the benefits and the profits. Farmers who cultivated the crop, sometimes don’t even get their investments back.
The middlemen are offering Rs 2 [0.03 USD] per kilo to farmers who bring tomatoes to the market, but they sell the tomatoes for Rs 6 [0.09 USD] to Rs 10 [0.16 USD] per kilo in the open market.
With such low prices, farmers don't think it is worthwhile to harvest the crop, or, if they do, they feed it to their cattle.
Read more at the Deccan Chronicle
Publication date: 1/29/2018
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