Chicken shortage, rising prices alarm homemakers, merchants
S. Rojas. Photo elnuevodiario.com.do
Santo Domingo.- Homemakers and grocery stores in Greater Santo Domingo are alarmed with a shortage of chicken and rising food prices in recent weeks.
Homemaker Maria Rosso said the shortage of chicken is unexplained, given the country’s many farms.
For grocery store manager Estarlin Rojas the shortage of chicken has led to a jump in price, which has reached RD$60 a pound, “so there are losses in sales.”
Rojas said before the shortage, the price of chicken ranged from 40 to 45 pesos per pound. “Due to that increase we only sell between 15 and 20 pounds per day.”