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Comoros: Possible shortage of fruits and vegetables for the holy month of Ramadan




While Ramadan, and its fast from sunrise to the sunset, started since Sunday, Muslim faithful of the Comoros archipelago are likely to be faced with a shortage of fruits and vegetables during this holy month.
 
With several months of drought in the heart of the archipelago, the crops were strongly impacted by climatic conditions.
 
Thus, local production of cassava and bananas placed on the market might be less than the demand.
 
"Insecurity has become a painful reality in the Union of the Comoros. This holy month may be tight if special measures are not taken. Our fields are empty", argued Mohamed Soilih, president of the National Federation of farmers and women farmers (FNA - FA), as reported by the Comorian newspaper La Gazette des Comores.
 
For its part, the Ministry of Production acknowledged that some ten days ago the extreme urgency of the situation and put forward that "the necessary steps will be taken" to respond to a possible shortage of fruits and vegetables in the Comoros.



Anli Saendou


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