The Moldovan farmers have harvested fewer potatoes this year. Last year, they harvested as much as 35 tonnes per ha, but this year but 25 tonnes.
The causes are known: high temperatures and insufficient rains.
Representatives of the Potato Growers Association say a similar situation is reported in neighboring Ukraine and Romania. Although the harvest is smaller, the farmers assure there is no potato crisis looming.
Now, 1 kg of potatoes is 5-7 lei ($0.3), as the price is expected to get down after the harvest is over.