Haiti - Yon gode pitimi koute 60 gourdes! (the price of millet is sky high)

Have you heard? Millet or pitimi in Haiti, the stuff you used to hate to eating as a child in Haiti, now costs more than twice the price of rice!

PHOTO: Haiti Cuisine - Bon Manje Creole - Pitimi, Zepina, Nwa ak Morue
PHOTO: Haiti Cuisine - Bon Manje Creole - Pitimi, Zepina, Nwa ak Morue

Pitimi now costs 60 gourdes per gode (1 measuring cup) in the local marketplace. Compare to 25 gourdes for a cup of government rice (diri solidarite), 35 gourdes for the popular rice brands (Tchako, mega, etc...)


RICE - Haiti Food Shopping - Gode Diri - Rice Measuring Cup

Once considered a type of food for the poor, millet or pitimi is not a delicacy in Haiti. Poor people can no longer afford it.

Who would've thought?

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David Grant says...

There must be some reasons why millet's price has rocketed on the market.

I do not believe that those poor merchants will willy billy raise the price of a commodity that is not wanted.

Maybe you should do some research to uncover the

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