France. Stolen 10 tons of white garlic
On Friday 07 of July, in the municipality of Grignan were stolen 10 tons of white garlic left by farmers on the ground to dry.
The amount of damage makes more than 30 thousand euros.
On the memory of the local farmers such cases did not happen before.
Over the incident the police operate.
India. The fifth suicide of a farmer in the last month
The same day in Kota city of Rajasthan was the fifth suicide of a farmer in this state for the last month.
The farmer hanged himself, presumably because of the low price of garlic.
The overabundance of garlic production in Rajasthan led to the collapse of prices, which leads the farmers into a depression because they can recoup the costs incurred
Family members told the media that the farmer takes a lease of land for growing garlic and also invested a large amount in garlic production. But because of the low prices of garlic, debts, fell into depression and committed suicide.
Four farmers have interrupted their lives for the same reason last month
The production of garlic has increased to 7.87 thousand tons relatively in 2017 from 3.94 million tons in 2015, in the Rajasthan state. The excess of garlic has led to a fall in prices from $ 0.15 to 0.46 per kilogram this year, compared to $ 0.77 – a of 1.55 per kilogram in the last year.
The government buys garlic at $ 0.50 per kilogram, but this is not enough to help farmers cover the cost.
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Posted by Andrey Marchenko
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