BRIEF – Climate change blamed for cost of delectable durians

Farmers in the durian growing heartland of Thandaunggyi Township in Karen State are blaming climate change for pushing up the regional price of the fruit. Known as ‘the king of fruits’, yields of the yellow-fleshed delicacy have been low because of higher temperatures in which plants decline their productivity, state-owned Global New Light of Myanmar reports. Toungoo vendors are reportedly selling the fruits at about 6,000 kyat each.