Climate change causes price of tomatoes to go up by 35%

Climate change causes price of tomatoes to go up by 35%

- Esoko Ghana has predicted the prices of tomatoes to increase by 35% in the next months

- The commodity index has revealed that the increase in prices is due to the recent climate change

- The unfavorable weather condition is feared to have decreased water levels in Ghana

Climate change causes price of tomatoes to go up by 35%

The climate change is predicted to have a negative impact on crops and water supply

Esoko Ghana, has predicted of increased prices of foodstuffs in the coming weeks should the current weather conditions continue.

In its latest market information to farmers in Ghana, Content Producer at Esoko Ghana Commodity Index (EGCI), Francis Danso Adjei has predicted that the price of tomatoes are expected to increase dramatically to about 35% with maize also going up by 5% in the next three months.

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"When you look at the planting season for tomatoes, we expect that from now, till the next two months, maybe an average of about 35% increase. We expect that rice would be stable because we still have some rice in the country. We expect the price of maize to also be very stable. Occasionally moving up by 5%. If the drought persists, then it means we are going to have some kind of crisis because then it means that the assumptions that we are making will not hold and the prices will increase," Francis Danso Adjei revealed.

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Ghana's unfavorable climate is feared to have not only affected prices of foodstuffs but also reduced water levels resulted in acute water shortages across some selected regional capitals.

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