Rip-Off

In an article on FTW Online, headed “Avo and mango exporters focus on new markets markets”, (Click here; http://www.ftwonline.co.za/article/188205/Avo-and-mango-exporters-focus-on-new-markets , for the article), it is stated, ““International prices are not necessarily more lucrative, especially when you consider the cost to export and market the product in those countries. In India the price can be as little as $0.60/kg and in China $1/kg.””.

I can believe that local markets may be more lucrative. In one local store, I have seen mangoes selling for R9 each and in another, avocados for R19.99 each.

Absolutely iniquitous, seeing as we live in an area growing both of these fruits. You have to wonder how much the farmer is paid.

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