In some areas, the price of ladyfinger, known as “Lalo” in Creole, has risen to between Rs 100 and Rs 150 per half a kilo, and it is the same for big green chilies which are known as “gros Pima vert”. The availability of these vegetables is in decline in the market. These kinds of veggies grow well during the summer of heat but there are also some that get affected by diseases. The prices of these vegetables are high since the production is less and demand is high. In addition according to Mozameel, a local farmer in Phoenix, vegetable prices are not as high as they were two weeks ago.
On the other hand, there is tomato, the most preferred vegetable of Mauritians. Tomato is currently in oversupply. Its price ranges from Rs 10 to Rs 25 per half a kilo. Small farmers are not able to recover their production costs. Thus, having a major impact on the agricultural industry. Stringy vegetables, commonly known as “lianes” in Mauritius, are decreasing in number. In this category of vegetables, there are “Giraumon”, “Pipengaille”, “Calebasse” as well as “Margoze” and many more. Their price per half kilo range from Rs 25 to Rs 35