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Philippines experience P270 mln of agriculture damage due to typhoon 'Jolina'

Last Friday, the Department of Agriculture of the Philippines said that agricultural damage and losses due to typhoon "Jolina" have so far reached P270.39 million (€4.6 mln). Jolina has affected 11,499 farmers and 8,083 hectares of agricultural areas across the country, with production loss coming in at 15,450 tons.

Among the areas most affected are Calabarzon, Bicol Region, Western Visayas and Eastern Visayas. Affected commodities include rice, corn, assorted vegetables and fruits, livestock, poultry and more.

The rice sector has suffered the most damage. This was followed by the high value crops sector at P49.9 million (€850,000) total amount of damage and losses, particularly vegetables, fruit trees and cassava.

According to an article on manilatimes.net¸ the DA assured affected farmers and fishers of available assistance from the government.


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