prices of some products of the family basket have risen up to 20%due to flooding and road closures in the east of the country.
According to Sergio Correa, departmental coordinator of Asohofrucol, “the rains have caused damage to thousands of hectares of agricultural crops in the east of the country. For example, there is a deflowering in the Tahiti lemon crops, which will generate a shortage of the product in the coming weeks.”
A pound of yucca, plantain and fruit went from an average value of $2,500 to $3,000. The price of a pound of meat also increased, from $14,000 to $15,000, in the markets of the metropolitan area.
The winter has not only caused landslides in the agricultural sectors of Santander, Arauca and Norte de Santander; but also in the livestock areas of the Magdalena Medio, animals have drowned due to the floods and it has been difficult to get them to the refrigerators in Bucaramanga.