Malaysia: Cameron Highlands Vegetable Growers Hit By El Nino

Bernama 17 Mar 16;

CAMERON HIGHLANDS, March 17 (Bernama) -- "Less vegetables, the quality is low, and the profit is less," these are among complaints of vegetable growers here who are reeling from the hot weather due to the El Nino phenomenon.

The highlands which is synonymous for cool temperature, has not seen rain for almost a month now and the effects of the El Nino has started to show.

Farmer Kwang Woon Ting, 48, said the change in the weather has affected the vegetable farms and the fruit orchards in the Blue Valley.

"When the weather is hot, the vegetables start having problems. Cauliflower, tomatoes and broccoli cannot thrive in hot weather.

"Demand is high but less vegetables and fruits make them more expensive. This is not good during school holidays when there are many tourists," he told Bernama, here today.

-- BERNAMA

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