Thursday, January 10, 2013

Debts Pressure Rice Farmers to Sell at Low Prices

9 Jan 2013

RANGOON — Farmers in Pegu Division and parts of the Irrawaddy Delta are being 
forced to sell their rice crops at low prices to pay off high-interest loans incurred 
as a result of flooding during last year’s growing season, 
according to sources in the area known as Burma’s rice bowl.

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