Libya Farmers Face Major Losses

Farmers in Libya's south are reportedly suffering from major losses as a result of the continuing violence in Tripoli.

An official at the Libyan Ministry of Agriculture in the southern city of Sabha [Sebha] told Anadolu news agency that farmers in the south usually transfer their produce to Tripoli, but the closure of Tripoli's key markets has stopped the transfer of agricultural products.

He said the price of vegetables and fruits in the south has significantly declined due to the excess supply that was produced by farmers and could not be transferred to the capital.

H added that the cities of the south are also suffering from severe shortages of fuel and higher prices in the black market, which makes it even more difficult to transfer agricultural produce to Libya's northern and eastern areas.

(Source: Anadolu news agency)

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