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In September, the price for a full 50kg bag of cassava averaged LD$ 740, (20 percent) more than what it was sold for in September 2016. The price for cassava was reported to be stable or higher in most markets monitored across the country. According to Figure 3, the most dramatic price increase was witnessed in Ganta market ( 108 percent) in Nimba County but also peaked in urban centers of Red Light and Kakata (47 percent) and Duala (43 percent) market in Monrovia. Modest increases was also observed in Bo Waterside (29 percent), Foya (25 percent) and Voinjama (13 percent). The average month‐on‐month comparison recorded a marginal increase of (5 percent) with price differentials across the markets. The increase in cassava prices is mainly associated with the local currency depreciation. Farmers tend to sell their products relative to the price of other commodities found in the markets.

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